The PUK Summer Program aims to provide international students with an accessible and high-quality platform to understand China. The program taps into the brilliant pool of the university’s faculty, and its international network of experts, to develop and offer a portfolio of courses that include humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.

Fields of study

  • Archaeology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Arts
  • Chinese Culture
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Management
  • Media
  • Neuroscience
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability
  •  Writing

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

Credit equivalent 

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 Credits are successfully completed across two sessions (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the PKU entry requirements. This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2024 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition fees will be approximately AUD$3,000. Accommodation and administration fees are an additional cost. Early bird discounts may be available. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the information on the host university website. 


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,500 AUD when participating in this experience.

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.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

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

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 31 May 2024

Program Dates

Session A
Start: 1 July 2024
End: 12 July 2024

Session B*
Start: 15 July 2024
End: 26 July 2024

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad​
Location: Beijing, China
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate


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

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

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.