Asia is a dynamic region that is home to culturally diverse societies at varying stages of transformation. 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 and learn from peers from over 30 countries and forge intercultural friendships.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Film
  • International Business
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability

UQ students can choose to take a maximum of two courses, with the first from the morning courses and the second from the afternoon courses, to avoid a timetable clash. 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 across the morning and afternoon sessions (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.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

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

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition, application and administrative fees for the program are approximately AUD $4,000 - $6,400. 

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


Accommodation is at an additional cost. Students are responsible for booking their own accommodation for their stay in Singapore, however SMU may have arrangements with off-campus accommodation providers. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host university website.


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: 21 April 2023
Host: April 2023 (Date TBC)

Program Dates

Start: 26 June 2023
End: 21 July 2023

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Singapore (In-person)
Credit: For-credit and not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates may participate in this program not-for-credit only


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.