Short courses and internships

Looking for a shorter international experience?

Short Course programs provide students with the opportunity to study or intern overseas for a shorter period of time – usually 2-8 weeks held during UOW winter (June - September) or summer (November - February) sessions*.

There are no UOW deadlines for short course applications unless a student wishes to be considered for a UOW travel grant. To apply for a UOW travel grant, students must submit their application by the below dates:

  • Winter programs: 15th April
  • Summer programs: 15th September

Check out some of the amazing opportunities below.

*Please note that not all short course opportunities abroad are run in the UOW semester breaks. It is your responsibility to confirm the session dates and ensure that the dates do not overlap with UOW session or exam dates.

Types of programs

A number of UOW’s exchange partner institutions offer short courses/internships over summer or winter. Short courses at UOW partner institutions are not ‘exchanges’, as students are required to pay fees directly to the host university for the program. 

UOW has formal agreements with several external organisations who provide internship and short course opportunities overseas. Third party partners offer a diverse range of study overseas programs all over the world, providing you with the opportunity to experience new cultures, develop critical employability skills and prepare for a global future. 

The below partners have been chosen by UOW specifically for the quality and variety of overseas programs they offer. Located in some of the most incredible places around the globe, you can travel overseas during UOW's official holiday periods and seek credit towards your UOW degree.

We strongly advise students undertake short terms programs from the below providers, or programs offered at UOW partner universities. Students must always consult with their faculty on seeking credit approval for any programs undertaken overseas. 

Several UOW subjects involve a compulsory overseas component – often a study tour where the whole class travels overseas together. In these cases, students enrol directly in a UOW subject, pay subject fees directly to UOW, and are guided through the short course application process by their UOW subject coordinator/s.

Enquiries about these programs and subjects should be directed to your relevant Faculty.

Upcoming short courses


Program: Antwerp Summer University
Provider: University of Antwerp 
About: Antwerp Summer University offers intensive, short-term academic programmes during the summer months within the areas of excellence of the University of Antwerp and its partners. 
Subject Area | Field:
Arts and Humanities, Business, Social Science, Engineering, Science & Law
Location: Belgium
Dates: 24/06/24 – 06/09/24
Application deadline: 15th May 2024

Program: Summer School
Provider: Paris School of Business 
About: The Paris School of Business’ Summer and Winter School programs are small-scaled courses in Business that will give you a great opportunity to further develop your academic career while discovering the beautiful city of Paris.
Subject Area | Field:
Luxury Brand Management & Artificial Intelligence for Business 
Location: France
Dates: 24/06/24 – 05/07/24
Application deadline: 15th May 2024

Program: Summer Schools
Provider: University of Groningen    
About:  During the summer months, the University of Groningen offers a variety of research-driven, interdisciplinary and international summer schools that are an amazing opportunity for you to build upon your academic career. The summer schools are intensive, weeklong programmes that are the perfect way to build upon your knowledge on relevant topics in your field, meet and create new connections with peers and experts from across the globe and share your ideas and research.
Subject Area | Field: Arts, Science, Business, Health, Social Sciences & Sustainability
Location: The Netherlands   
Dates: 24/06/24 – 12/07/24
Application deadline: 15th May 2024

Program: Summer, Language & Short Courses in China
Provider: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 
About: Dive into the dynamic business culture of China, learn the world's most widely-spoken language and immerse yourself in a remarkable journey into China's vibrant culture with our selection of short courses.
Subject Area | Field: Business, Chinese Culture & Language 
Location: China  
Dates: 01/07/24 – 16/08/24
Application deadline: 15th May 2024

Program: Intensive Portuguese Program
Provider: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
About: Enroll in our intensive Portuguese course and be prepared to learn about Brazilian language and culture. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in interactive classes which will prepare you to engage in an exchange program in the best private university in Brazil.
Subject Area | Field: Brazilian Language & Culture  
Location: Brazil
Dates: 12/07/24 – 04/08/24
Application deadline: 15th May 2024

Program: Tec Summer School
Provider: Tecnologico de Monterrey 
About: Tec de Monterrey wants to invite you to have a great international experience participating in any of our different academic programs. From learning Spanish to participating in program where you will visit different states in Mexico. Choose between different options to improve your academic and cultural knowledge while gaining invaluable experience to boost your career! 
Subject Area | Field: Language, Culture & Sustainability    
Location: Mexico
Dates: 24/06/24 – 26/07/24
Application deadline: 17th May 2024

Program: Summer Sports Business Program
Provider: NEOMA Business School
About: Dive into an authentic NEOMA Business School experience. During this programme you will develop your intellectual curiosity and your passion for Sports through an exciting experience at NEOMA Business School. You will expand your understanding in Sport management while mixing with students all around the world in classes.
Subject Area | Field: Sports & Event Management   
Location: France
Dates: 24/06/24 – 12/07/24
Application deadline: 20th May 2024

Program: Dongguk International Summer School
Provider: Dongguk University, Seoul
About: Korean and International students will be able to earn credits during the summer vacation learning about Korean Media, Culture, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences which are the study fields that Dongguk University is renowned for. Also, this program will be enriched with a special study tour to learn historical & social backgrounds of Korea beyond the boundary of the classroom.
Subject Area | Field: Film/Media, Culture, Buddhist Studies, Criminal Justice, Language, Business
Location: South Korea
Dates: 24/06/24 – 19/07/24
Application deadline: 24th May 2024

Program:  UCL Summer School
University College London
Whether you're interested in exploring new subjects, experiencing life on a vibrant campus, or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, UCL Summer School has something for everyone. From engaging courses taught by esteemed faculty to a diverse and inclusive community of students from around the world, UCL Summer School promises an unforgettable journey of learning and discovery.
Subject Area | Field: Brain Sciences, Computer Science, Crime and Security, Culture, Literature, and the Arts, Economics, Business, and Management, Education and Research, Geography and the Built Environment, Health, History and Philosophy, Medical Sciences, Politics and International Relations, as well as Sciences and Mathematics.
Session One: 24 June – 12 July 2024, Session Two: 15 July – 2 August 2024   
Application deadline: 
31st May 2024

Program: Summer Programs
Provider: Soochow University
About: Explore our diverse curriculum with two sessions designed for students to participate in our June to July programs. Featuring two on-site programs at multiple locations, our comprehensive range of courses includes various disciplines, including Business, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Finance, Management and Marketing.
Subject Area | Field:
Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering & Law
Location: China & Taiwan
Dates: 24/06/24 – 19/07/24
Application deadline: 31st May 2024

Program: International Summer Camp
Provider: Northwestern Polytechnical University
About: Our summer camp has a variety of activities, mainly including Chinese Language Courses, Chinese Culture Courses, Handicraft Courses on Intangible, Cultural Heritage, Characteristic Discipline Courses, Visit to Advanced Enterprises, Visit to Cultural Attractions and Experience Cultural Heritage.
Subject Area | Field: Chinese Culture & Language 
Location: China  
Dates: 01/07/24 – 12/07/24
Application deadline: 31st May 2024

Program: Ljubljana Summer School
Provider: University of Ljubljana
About: Ljubljana Summer School is open to individuals who wish to acquire new knowledge in the areas of business and economics and to those that wish to explore Ljubljana.
Subject Area | Field: Economics & Business
Location: Slovenia  
Dates: 08/07/24 – 24/07/24
Application deadline: 3rd June 2024

Program: Climate Change Summer School
Provider: University City of Madrid
About: The Climate Change Summer School is a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge by attending classes with world-class university professors and expand your horizons in one of the most beautiful and lively cities in the world. Gain new perspectives on humanity’s most pressing problem, on your studies and on your career. Make new friends from all over the world. Immerse yourself in Spanish culture, cuisine, and life. And, in the process, discover something new about yourself.
Subject Area | Field: Climate Change
Location: Spain
Dates: 01/07/24 – 24/07/24
Application deadline: 7th June 2024

Program: Toyo Summer School
Provider: Toyo University
About: The program includes intensive Japanese language for absolute beginners and culture classes. Participants will have the chance to learn with Toyo University Japanese students in interactive classes.
Subject Area | Field: Japanese Language & Culture  
Location: Japan
Dates: 19/08/24 – 31/08/24
Application deadline: 15th June 2024

Program: Business French Summer School
Provider:  HEC Montréal
About: Join this 4-week intensive program tailored for learners seeking to master or enhance their French skills, offering language courses from beginner to advanced levels, complemented by professional French focus, company visits, diverse sociocultural activities, and lodging options.
Subject Area | Field: Business and Language  
Location: Canada
Dates: 08/07/2024 – 02/08/2024
Application deadline:  17th June 2024

Program: LSE Summer School
Provider: The London School of Economics and Policial Science
About: The programme offers courses from a diverse range of disciplines including business and management, accounting, finance, law, economics, international relations, and more. From Economic Policy to Cyberlaw, the courses are wide-ranging and aim to suit all interests. Created by LSE faculty and taught to a degree standard by LSE lecturers, the programmes are designed to give you the same learning experience as full-time students. You can study for three, six or nine weeks, in one of the most well-renowned institutions in the world, in one of the greatest cities in the world.
Subject Area | Field: Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, Law, Economics, IR
Location: United Kingdom
Dates: 17/06/24 – 05/07/24, 08/07/24 – 26/07/24 and 29/07/24 – 16/08/24
Application deadline: Applications open until places filled

Program: Tongji International Short Term Program
Provider: Tongji University
About: Tongji University Summer School training class is held at Tongji University Siping Road Campus. The program lasts 3-4 weeks. The course content covers business, literature, science and engineering and other fields. It is carefully designed by professors from world-renowned universities and highlights Shanghai. As an international economic and financial center, the practical teaching advantages fully consider the teaching requirements and standards of various countries and maintain consistency with international university syllabuses and evaluation standards.
Subject Area | Field: Business, Arts, Science & Engineering
Location: China
Dates: 01/07/24 – 19/07/24
Application deadline: Applications open until places filled