The information below is for programs offered in Winter 2019. Winter 2020 program details will be updated as they become available from the host. Please do not apply to UQ until the updated Winter 2020 information is available and updated.

The UIP Program is a series of Summer courses hosted at Sichuan University that gives students from around the globe the chance to study and learn with their Chinese counterparts. The program also offers the chance to experience the Chinese culture through a series of fun group activities. In its seventh year, the UIP 2019 promises to be the most fun and engaging program yet.

Fields of study

  • Business

Find more information regarding the program on the host university website and the program schedule.

Course fees, accommodation, flights to Chengdu, and meals are covered by Sichuan University for 11 eligible BEL students.

Credit equivalent

This program is not available for credit.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and the Sichuan University entry requirements. 

To apply to the host, students must submit the following documents along with their UQ Global Experiences application:

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 


The program fee is covered by School of Economics for 11 BEL eligible students. Course fees, accommodation, domestic transportation in China, and meals are covered by Sichuan University. Students are required to cover costs associated with visa, insurance, flights and spending money. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website.

Elizabeth - 2018

China is extremely different to life in Australia and even other countries that I've travelled to. Hardly anybody at all speaks English so at times it was difficult to get around but it did mean I had a chance to practice my Mandarin speaking which definitely came in handy.

Read more of Elizabeth's story here.






Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 29 June 2019
End: 13 July 2019

The dates listed above are for the Winter 2019 program. Dates for the Winter 2020 program are TBC. 

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Sichuan, China
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate BEL students


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. 

Gloabl 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.