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. Internships are available in study areas such as environment science, media and event management.

Location: Brisbane

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

When: February and July intakes

Unit value: 10 credit points

View full Study Abroad and Internship Program information

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 take part in three weeks of lectures and 90 hours of volunteering with a local not-for-profit organisation. And you’ll go beyond the Australian tourist sights to develop a deeper understanding of our society while gaining valuable, hands-on experience.

Location: Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

Duration: Semester (includes lectures + 90 hour placement)

When: February and July intake

Unit value: 10 credit points

View full Study Abroad and Community Engagement Program information

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

2020 semester dates

Semester 1, 2020
International Orientation: from February 10
Classes Start: February 24
End of Semester: June 21

Semester 2, 2020
International Orientation: from July 20
Classes Start: July 27
End of Semester: November 22

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.

2020 fees

 Enrolment Load Fee per Semester
 Enrolment Load Enrolment Load3 units (30 cp) Fee per SemesterFee per Semester AU$7,665
 Enrolment Load Enrolment Load4 units (40 cp) Fee per SemesterFee per Semester AU$10,220

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