We are very pleased to announce that our global experiences including Semester 2, 2022 Exchange and Winter 2022 Experiences will recommence on a country-by-country basis. We understand how important these opportunities are for you, and our teams have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure these can be offered safely as we continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global safety considerations.

Make sure to research your travel destination(s) and prepare accordingly, by reviewing all the FAQs.

The Lille European Summer Program (Session 2) is a four-week academic course for students who want to discover France and Europe. The program combines a variety of innovative, student-centred academic programs at the Université Catholique de Lille, tailored to suit different academic needs and schedules, and to provide a welcoming environment and an excellent study/life balance. 

Fields of study

  • French Language and Culture
  • Environmental science
  • Leadership and Management
  • Film, TV and Media
  • Writing
  • Anthropology
  • Sustainability
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Communication, Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • History and Ancient History
  • Sociology
  • Health sciences
  • Regional and Town Planning
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Food Science

UQ Students are able to participate in Lille's European Summer Program 2 (ESP2). Find more information regarding specific courses on the host university website. 

Credit Equivalent

12 ECTS = 4 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

12 ECTS for the full Lille's European Summer Program ESP2. Students may take two courses within this program: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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 the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the ESP entry requirements.

This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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The program fee is approximately $4,800 AUD and includes tuition, administration fees, accommodation, and some hospitality. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university page. Discounts may be available for UQ students. 


Widening Participation Grant

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: Winter 2022 Applications Closed
Host: 1 May 2022

Program Dates (ESP2 only available to UQ students)

Start: 29 June 2022
End: 27 July 2022

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Lille, France (in-person)
Credit: For-credit only
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.