The University of Vienna January Law Short Term Program was created in cooperation with the University's Law department and offers a wide range of English-taught courses in International Law. 

Field of Study

  • Law

For more detailed information about the program, review the program schedule. 

Credit Equivalent 

7 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 7 ECTS 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 the host university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria. This program is limited to 5 participants. Applicants must apply to Global Experiences by 10 September and should upload the following documents to their online application:

  • BEL Faculty Progression Check
  • Personal statement detailing how participating in the Vienna Law program will enhance their academic and career goals. 

Successful applicants will be nominated to the University of Vienna by UQ after the selection committee meeting following the application deadline. Selected students will be required to submit an online registration to the University directly. 

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The tuition fee is paid directly to UQ. The BEL Faculty will cover the cost of the Austrian Students' Union Fee. Students are responsible for costs associated with accommodation, travel and living expenses. 

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.


Accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost. 

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 Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

January Law Program BEL Credit Assessment

Human Rights II - Special Issues

Eligible for #2 UQ Units Level 5 LAWS elective on the basis of successful completion of a minimum of 7 ECTS (32-36 contact hours), as approved by BEL Faculty

Selected Issues of International Law
International Courts and Tribunals
General Legal Framework of the Use of Outer
Space Technologies


Zoe - 2017

I was given the opportunity to study three subjects in International Law, in the University of Vienna Short-Term January Law Program.  I decided to complete the experience because the short-term program gave me the opportunity to experience an overseas exchange, without committing to a six month program.The program was also a great way to experience various teaching styles, from different highly acclaimed academics.

Read more of Zoe's story here.

Maud - 2017

The exchange itself was easily one of the best experiences I’ve had travelling. Aside from learning international law from such a wide variety of perspectives, the highlight of my exchange was all the opportunities to travel. I went to Budapest one weekend with friends during the program and it was such a surreal experience being in the Szechenyi baths while it was snowing.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have closed

Program Dates

Start: 07 January 2020
End: 24 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Vienna, Austria
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.​