We are very pleased to announce that our global experiences including Semester 2, 2022 Exchange and Winter 2022 Experiences will recommence on a country-by-country basis. We understand how important these opportunities are for you, and our teams have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure these can be offered safely as we continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global safety considerations.

Make sure to research your travel destination(s) and prepare accordingly, by reviewing all the FAQs.

The NTU Short Term Summer Program opens up fascinating Asian cultural experiences and opportunities and at the same time equips you with key entrepreneurial skills for a venture into Asia. NTU offer multiple "tracks" for students to choose from, more information on these tracks are listed under the Courses tab. 

Fields of study

  • Business, Commerce, and Economicss
  • Innovation and Entreprenuership
  • IT and computer science
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Malay Language
  • Film, TV and media

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website and program brochure. 

Credit equivalent 

3 AUs = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Visa Information

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 host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the NTU entry requirements. This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates (except the Venturing into Entrepreneurship course), therefore, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

Students must apply to UQ by 03 April to be nominated to participate in this program. Students will receive application instructions via email in late April. 

Apply to UQ 

Courses & Program Dates: 

NTU offer courses of different lengths. You can check the start and end date of your chosen course via the program brochure

Track 1 - Language and Cultural Studies
An introduction to basic Chinese and Malay language skills, helping students discover the fascinating and intriguing lifestyles in Asia.

  • Duration: 4 week courses
  • Dates: 04 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 2 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC), learn fundamental entrepreneurship competencies, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses. Students can take both ET5131 and ET5132. 

  • Course: ET5131 - Venturing Into Entrepreneurship
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Dates: 04 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Course: ET5132 - New Venture Financing
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Dates: 18 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 3 - Creative Design and Media
Conducted by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, this track consists of courses in creative writing, design and media. 

  • Duration: 4 week courses
  • Dates: 04 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 4 - Success in the Globalised Marketplace
To compete in today’s marketplace, one has to possess many traits and skills from cultural intelligence to negotiation skills, strategic management and marketing communications. 

  • Duration: 4 week courses
  • Dates: 04 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Duration: 6 week courses
  • Dates: 20 June 2022 - 29 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 5 - New Technologies, New World
Get tech-savvy with this track and dip into the world of 3D printing, bioprinting and their applications in the real world. 

  • Duration: 4 week courses
  • Dates: 04 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
  • Credit: For credit only


Tuition and administrative fees will be approximately $2,800 - $4,600 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university information sheet (page 29).


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants may be available for eligible  students participating in in-person experience only.  

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.  

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. 

Widening Participation Grant

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the NTU Summer Program website

Yong Khee - 2019

The amazing experience has enhanced my social skills in terms of communication and self-confidence. Learning to adapt to a new environment has improved my critical thinking and problem solving skills too.

Read more of Yong Khee's story here








Xinyue - 2018

In the programme, I made a lot of friends in the same classes and NTU's activities. It is really good to meet different people from different countries and backgrounds. The courses I chose made me pay more attention to details in life and discover the wonderful things by myself.

Read more of Xinyue's story here. 


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: Winter 2022 Applications Closed

Program Dates

See the 'Courses' tab for more information about program dates. 

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Singapore (In Person)
Credit: For-credit and Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term 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. 

Global Experiences 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.