Guaranteed Funding

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant provided by the Australian Government, to participate in select experiences within the Indo-Pacific region.*
See the NCP-supported experiences in the 'New Colombo Plan Funding Available'** on the 'Find and Experience' page. More experiences are posted each week.
* other funding may be available for students not eligible for NCP.
** limited NCP Grants are available for ACICIS experiences. 

Other funding options 

Learn to see the world differently through a short-term global experience.

We support over 100 opportunities around the world each year.

This wide variety of opportunities gives you the flexibility to choose an experience that suits your personal needs and goals.

 Deadlines

Application for Short-term Study in UQ’s Winter break:
Open: 28 November (for Winter of the following year)
Close: 21 April (for Winter of the same year)

Application for Short-term Study in UQ’s Summer break:
Open: 26 July (for Summer of the same year)
Close: 10 September (for Summer of the same year) 

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.

    
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Short-term experiences explained

When you search for a short-term experience there will be terms you may not be familiar with. These terms can affect your ability to participate.

Top tips

Here are our top 10 tips to try and make the application process as streamlined as possible.

 Understand what you want to achieve

 Speak to an academic advisor 

 Create a budget - don't rely on funding

 Apply early

 Make sure your passport is valid

 Research visa requirements before applying

 Do not book flights until your plans are confirmed

 Discuss course changes with UQ Faculty

 Get suitable travel insurance

 Sign up with Smartraveller before you go

The Global Experiences office will assess and progress all programs that are submitted to them by their partners and approved providers