Asia is a dynamic region that is home to culturally diverse societies at varying stages of transformation. Spend this summer at one of Asia's best universities. Join the SMU Global Summer Programme to immerse yourself in Asia and it's many possibilities.

Join the SMU Global Summer Programme to immerse yourself in Asia and its many possibilities.

  • Gain new insights and perspectives on trends and developments in Asia from SMU faculty 
  • Engage industry leaders with interests in Asia through dialogues and networking sessions 
  • Learn from peers from over 30 countries and forge intercultural friendships 
  • Experience the vibrancy of Singapore’s business, arts and civic districts from the vantage point of SMU’s city campus 
  • Appreciate culturally rich and diverse Singapore – a global gateway to Asia 

Fields of study

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities

UQ students can choose to take a maximum of two courses. For more information regarding program specifics, visit the host program website.

Credit equivalent 

1 SMU Credit = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 2 SMU Credits are successfully completed (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 Singapore Management University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the SMU entry requirements. 

Apply to UQ  Apply to host


Tuition and administrative fees will be approximately AUD $3,870 -$6,175. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. 

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 not provided. More information regarding alternative accommodation can be found on the host university website. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

SMU Global Summer Programme

BEL Credit Assessment

Economic Globalisation and Asia

Approved for #2 unspecified level 2, Group 3 Econ elective

Innovation for Asia’s Smart Cities

Approved for #2 unspecified level 2 general elective

Managing Customer Relations with Analytics: Asian Insights

Approved for Level 2 Group 3 BBusMan elective

The Legal Environment of Business: An Asian Perspective

Approved for #2 level 2 general elective

Entrepreneurship in Asia

Approved for #2 unspecified level 1 BBusMan Group 3 course

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 19 April 2020

Program Dates

Start: 29 June 2020
End: 24 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Singapore
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.