Improve your understanding of French Pacific and Kanak cultures while increasing your language proficiency online with Creipac (Centre de Rencontres et d’Échanges Internationaux du Pacifique) in Noumea.

View the online information session to find out more about the Univeristy of Queensland Intensive French in New Caledonia Winter 2024.

Field of Study

  • French Language

For more detailed information regarding the course offered, visit the Electronic Course Profile

Credit Equivalent 

2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if the course is 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 the French Embassy for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the following additional program criteria:

This program is open to students who, at a minimum, are enrolled in FREN2010 and are on-track to receive a 5.0 or better. Students taking or having completed courses higher than FREN2010 are eligible.

Students need a minimum B1 CEFR level of French; if you have not taken French at UQ or are not a French Major, please contact A/Prof Amy Hubbell ( to confirm student language level eligibility. Students participating in the Brisbane Universities Language Alliance are eligible to apply.

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The tuition fee is approximately $5,699 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the Electronic Course Profile.

Cost includes:

  • Tuition fees (3-weeks of language studies, 45 contact hours)
  • All enrolment fees
  • Accommodation (21 days homestay with breakfast and dinner daily and lunch also on weekends)
  • Activities and excursions
  • Language school course completion certificate


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

A number of $4,000 AUD New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are available for eligible  students. 

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

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. 

Student Testimonials

Holly - Intensive French in New Caledonia

B Science, Winter 2023

New Caledonia was also just generally a beautiful place and it was wonderful to learn about the history, culture and environment of the country during my stay.


Eliza - University of Queensland Intensive French in New Caledonia

B Arts / B Communications, Winter 2023

I have gained independence and the ability to see myself succeeding in a life overseas separated from my family, I have the skills to manage this and maintain my links with my family.




Annie - University of Queensland Intensive French in New Caledonia

B Science / D Languages, Winter 2023

I am now far more comfortable with expressing myself in French.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 3 May 2024

Program Dates

Start: 17 June 2024
End: 05 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia (in-person)
Credit: For-credit and Not-For-Credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as 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

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.​