Choose to study with us for one or two semesters and you'll be fully immersed in the Australian way of life. With options to include an internship or community engagement placement with your study, you'll gain new friends, new skills and new experiences.

We’re ready for you to make your move

Our semester long programs attract students from all over the world to learn and engage at our six Australian campuses.

Whether you’re on exchange from your home university or just looking for an amazing overseas learning experience, you’ll have access to the same courses and units.

You’ll also have opportunity to take part in a professional internship with a local company or include volunteer service as part of your studies.

Learning abroad

This base program allows you to study your choice of units, full time, at any of our Australian campuses. You can choose to take our Study Abroad Program on its own, or combine it with internship or volunteer placements to really make the most of your time in Australia. Study plans are assessed during the application process.

Location: Sydney, Brisbane, Ballarat, Melbourne, Canberra

Duration: Semester

When: February and July intakes

Internship Program

Maximise your study in Australia by adding an internship to your learning abroad experience. You’ll gain practical experience in an Australian workplace, create an international network and put theory into practice.

Your Internship must relate to your study major and interests. Internships are offered in fields such as: business administration, information systems, marketing, communications, international relations, fundraising, public relations, environmental science, education, social science, political science, non-profit organisations, event management and creative arts. Projects in banking, accounting, investments, research, medical sciences, film, psychology and television are competitive and are limited.

Location: Brisbane

Duration: Semester (includes a 120-hour internship placement)

When: February and July intakes

Unit value: 10 credit points. This unit will be included in the full-time study load during the semester

Credit: The academic unit will appear on your official academic transcript. Some units may only display an overall result of Pass Ungraded (PS) or Fail Ungraded (NU).

Community Engagement Program

Learn how to make a meaningful impact on the community and put your new skills into practice by combining your learning abroad study with community volunteering. You’ll enrol in one of our academic units that facilitates your participation in a community engagement opportunity. And you’ll go beyond the Australian tourist sights to develop a deeper understanding of our society, gain real-world experience, and consider ethical perspectives in your decision making.

Location: Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

Duration: Semester (includes lectures + community placement)

When: February and July intake

Unit value: 10 credit points. This unit will be included in the full-time study load during the semester

Credit: The academic unit will appear on your official academic transcript. Some units may only display an overall result of Pass Ungraded (PS) or Fail Ungraded (NU).

The nitty gritty

Choose your subjects

When you study with us, you can select classes from any of our four faculties in areas including education, arts, health sciences, law, business, theology and philosophy.

Subjects do vary by semester, just so you know.

View our study abroad and exchange subjects

Apply to study with us

If you’ve successfully completed at least one year of university in your home country and meet our English proficiency requirements , you can apply to study abroad with us. Our set of simple instructions will help you understand the application process.

Learn how to apply to study abroad

Semester program dates

2021 semester dates

Semester 1, 2021
International Orientation: from February 22
Classes Start: March 1
End of Semester: June 27

Semester 2, 2021
International Orientation: from July 19
Classes Start: July 26
End of Semester: November 21

Semester program fees

The semester program fees cover your study costs with us. They do not include the cost of textbooks, accommodation, transport or other program costs. Please check with our team or your home university to see if fees are payable directly to us, or part of your current tuition. As a study abroad student, you’ll pay your tuition fees directly to us rather than your home university.

2021 fees

Enrolment Load Fee per Semester
Enrolment Load (30 cp) Fee per Semester AU$7,665
Enrolment Load4 units (40 cp) Fee per Semester AU$10,220

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