Shanghai Jiao Tong University is hosting the Young Leaders Summit 2019 on 'Cultural and Creative Industries in China'. There are 2 student places available at the summit. Expenses in China will be covered by the program but international travel has to be covered by the participants. 


Programme features:

  • High focus on expanding cultural and creative vision among young entrepreneurs
  • Providing inspiration for international entrepreneurs through engaging with various aspects of Chinese and Western business and culture
  • Establishing a platform for cross-industry exchange and bringing local innovation and resources to international entrepreneurs
  • Building deeper understanding of Chinese culture and creating better global awareness and connection through cultural experiences

For more detailed program information, visit the program website.


Students are not able to receive credit for this program. Please choose the not-for-credit option in your Global Experiences application. 

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must 

Applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and be

  • Non-Chinese citizens
  • Under 35 years of age
  • Entrepreneurs/founders of a start-up running less than 5 years OR university students/recent graduates from U21 member universities (hosting a Confucius Institute) with a business idea and plan.

This is a competitive program and only two students will be selected via an internal Global Experiences selection committee. 

Applicants must complete the UQ Global Experiences online application and complete the application form to the online application. 

Apply to UQ 


The Global Experiences Team will choose two students to attend the program. Program fees and expenses in China will be covered by the program. 

Participants will need to cover the following costs:

  • Round trip Flights
  • Visa
  • Personal spending money (e.g. shopping, transportation cost for personal travel…etc.)

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is included in the program cost. 

Eugene - 2019

I decided to complete the ICCI Young Leaders Summit short term experience to learn more about leadership and gain a deeper cultural insight into China. In particular, I was interested in comparing Asian and Western leadership styles with an emphasis on conflict management, hierarchy establishment and a community oriented focus. Also, the smaller group size of 15 people motivated me to apply as I was excited for a more personal learning experience.

Read more of Eugene's story here



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 02 July 2019
End: 20 July 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Location: Shanghai, China
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students


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.