Finish up 2 courses in 3 weeks conducted by reputable professors with international teaching experience, while embracing blown-away cultural exchange. Soochow University International Winter Session provides more than extension studies, but also exposure to young talents worldwide and lifelong friendships.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Tourism

Find more information regarding courses on the host university website.

Students are advised to submit 3- 4 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit equivalent

3 credits = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 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 Soochow University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and Soochow's entry requirements. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 4.5.

This is a competitive program and places are limited. Students will be selected by their faculty and will be selected on the basis of:

  • GPA
  • Previous program participation
  • Eligibility for credit

Successful candidates will be notified after 10 September 2020

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Costs and funding

The program fee varies depending on the number of courses and the time of application. Program fees range from $3,500 - $5,500 AUD per session 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 late-October 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.

Scholarships and Funding

Full-tuition scholarships are available to 2 students from the BEL faculty and 2 students from other UQ faculties. 

Scholarships are only available to Australian and New Zealand Citizen students. 

Students are required to cover costs associated with visa, insurance, flights, accommodation and spending money. The awardees for these scholarships will be determined/confirmed by the Global Experiences Team and Soochow University once all applications have been received.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is not included in the program. More information regarding accommodation please contact Soochow University directly. 

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 the Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Soochow University Courses BEL Faculty Assessment
Undergraduate Courses

ECON303 Asian-Australian Trade Issues

Approved for #2 unspecified level 2 BEcon Group 3 elective

MKT101 Principles of Marketing

Approved for MKTG1501 Foundations of Marketing

FIN201 Business Finance

Approved for FINM2401 Financial Management

FIN301 Corporate Finance

Approved for FINM3401 Corporate Finance

FIN320 Risk Management and Derivatives

Approved for FINM3405 Derivatives and Risk Management

LIN203 Chinese Business Language and Culture

Approved for #2 unspecified level 2 general elective

MGT101 Introduction to Management

Approved for MGTS1301 Introduction to Management

MKT316 International Marketing

Approved for #2 unspecified level 3 BBusMan Marketing major course

FIN302 International Finance

Approved for FINM3403 International Financial Management

ECON304 Economics of Business Strategy

Approved for ECON2410 Economics of Business Strategy

BUS315 Benefit-Cost Analysis for Business

Approved for ECON3220 Benefit-Cost Analysis for Business

FIN204 Investment and Portfolio Management

Approved for FINM2416 Asset Pricing

MKT208 Consumer Behavior

Approved for MKTG2501 Consumer Behaviour

FIN312 Financial Institution Management

Approved for ECON2200 Management of Financial Institutions

BUS302 Doing Business in Asia

Approved for IBUS3304 Business in Asia

ECON201 Microeconomic Policy

Approved for ECON2030 Microeconomic Policy

MGT205 Leading and Managing People 

Approved for MGTS2603 Leading & Managing People

BIS209 Business information system

Approved for BISM3208 Information Systems Strategy

ECON310 Managerial economics

Approved for ECON3430 Managerial Economics

BUS201 International business management

Approved for IBUS2301 International Business Management

FIN344 Financial Markets & Institutions Approved for credit towards ECON2200 Management of Financial Institutions
Postgraduate Courses 

TOU504 Destination Management and Marketing

Approved for TOUR7051 Destination Management and Marketing

TOU503 Global Hotel Operations

Approved for HOSP7051 Global Hospitality Operations

FIN504 Portfolio Management

Approved for FINM7403 Portfolio Management

MGT503 Business ethics in the global environment

Approved for MGTS7607 Ethical Issues in Management

BUS502 Information System Strategy & Sourcing

Approved for BISM7208 Information Systems Strategy and Sourcing



Wilter - 2019

It forces you to consider and ponder things that you never had previously and leads you to discovering more deeply your created purpose! These things inevitably lead towards personal development both academically and in terms of soft skills. Knowing this, and having also developed a love for foreign languages, the decision was pretty much already made in my mind!

Read more of Wilter's story here


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have closed.

Program Dates

Start: 30 December 2019
End: 19 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & 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

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.​