The School of Business Administration 2024 Global Academy Summer Camp is a two-week English-taught summer programme themed as Dialogue on Chinese and Foreign Enterprises Management.

Fields of study

The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) invites you to come and experience life in Sichuan, China, as an international business student guest. This is your chance to be an ambassador for your university and experience life at one of the top universities in China. 

Credit Equivalent

This program is not available for credit.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria

Students will be nominated by UQ to the host university and will then be contacted to apply around mid-May.

Apply to UQ 


SWUFE will waive the tuition fee as well as cover 2 weeks of accommodation, meals, company visits and tours in Chengdu. Students are required to cover costs associated with visa, insurance, flights and spending money. 


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see 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 Experienc14 es Funding  page for details. 

Alexander - 2019

I chose to complete a short-term experience as exchange was always something that appealed to me however was not sure if I would get the opportunity/time to go on semester exchange. I decided that a short-term experience was a great way to get a taste of exchange and develop similar skills.

Read more of Alexander's story here






Jasmin - 2019

This experience has opened my eyes to how different China is to Australia, and has made me more open minded. I met students from all around the world and had so much fun navigating an unfamiliar place with new friends.

The lectures and company visits provided me with invaluable knowledge on business culture in China and the Chinese economy, and I learned more about Chinese history from the field trips to locations such as the Sichuan Museum.

Read more of Jasmin's story here



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 7 July 2024
End: 20 July 2024

Fast Facts

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

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.

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.