Let The Global Student help you make the leap from campus to corporate through programs that deliver increased employability outcomes through transformative experience and cultural understanding while meeting academic requirements.

What can I participate in?

The Global Student offers a range of internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors in Malaysia in the following fields:
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Communications and Events Management
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Hospitatility and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Courts & Criminal Justice
  • NGOs
  • Performing Arts
  • Health Servies
  • Sports
  • STEM

Further information on each sector, can be found on the Global Student website.

Visa Information - (In person)

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact The Global Student for visa and immigration information.


Application Instructions

All applicants must meet the UQ Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students are required to apply to both UQ and the Global Student via the buttons below.

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 

Apply to UQ Apply to Host




Program fees for in-person internships are approximately AUD $3,880 (6 weeks) - $4,075 (8 weeks) depending on duration.

Program fees for virtual internships are apprximately AUD $1,750  (6 weeks)

More information on what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website.

The program fee for in-person includes:

  • 40 hours/ 5 days a week. 
  • Interview and host matching
  • Pre-departure and orientation 
  • Accommodation in shared apartments
  • Ongoing follow up and support throughout the program
  • Networking event/s
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Farewell and debrief
  • Certificate on completion
  • Welcome and farewell events


  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transport
  • Visa costs (where applicable)
  • Meals except where stated in the itinerary

The program fee for virtual internships includes:

  • Interview and host matching
  • Online orientation
  • Ongoing follow up and support throughout the program
  • English Speaking Supervisor
  • Online Farewell and debrief
  • Certificat on completion

Accomodation - (In-person) 

Included: Studio accommodation with private bathroom in a co-living serviced residence concept with shared dining and kitchen space. Located close to the train station (LRT), groceries and eateries.

$200 refundable* security deposit required prior to departure from Australia. Students must sign an a accomodation agreement.



Funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded. 

Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.  

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants  available to eligible students if approved to undertake an Internship meeting the below criteria: 



Date parameters 



Min. 4 weeks 

Must end by 31/12/2024 


* NCP funding is guaranteed for eligible students.  


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an internship, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2024
Host: 15 September 2024

Program Dates

Start: 17 November 2024
End: 23 February 2025

Duration Options are: 6 or 8 weeks.

Due to Queensland legislation, students are not permitted to undertake unpaid work (not-for-credit) for more than 30 days in a calendar year. Please take this into account when planning your internship. 


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: In-person & Virtual
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


If you participate in an internship program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Internship Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions