The information below is for Summer 2018/2019 and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Summer 2019/2020 will be available in late July. 

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 these courses go to the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

7 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 7 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

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 2018 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. 

Selected students will be nominated to the University of Vienna by Global Experiences and 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. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website. 

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.

Katharine - 2017

The law program was amazing, and I have come back with a greater appreciation of international law. My favourite aspect of the trip was meeting new people and forming amazing new friendships. It was a really unique opportunity to meet a whole group of really like minded people. The city of Vienna itself is also the source of many of my favourite memories. There was something really special about getting to know and live in another city and to feel at home there.






Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 05 January 2019
End: 21 February 2019

The dates listed above are for the Summer 2018/2019 program. Dates for the Summer 2019/2020 program are TBC. 


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. 

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Vienna, Austria
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate

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.​