Short courses and internships

Looking for a shorter international experience?

Short Course programs provides 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*. Check out some of the amazing opportunities below.

There are no UOW deadlines for short course applications unless a student wishes to be considered for a UOW travel grant. You can find the deadline for winter and summer programs on our application deadlines webpage.

*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.

Short courses in 2022

Program: Bachelor European Summer Program 2022- The Business, Political and Cultural Environment in Europe
Provider: WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
About: The WHU Bachelor European Summer Program offers a three-week course on 'The Business, Political, and Cultural Environment in Europe’ for Bachelor students of WHU's partner schools on the attractive campus in Vallendar, located just outside of Koblenz in the valley of the Rhine River. As an alternative to an exchange semester, the program offers a targeted and compact insight into international business in Europe, focusing on the political and economic environment in Europe as well as on the impact on business relations in this region.
Subject Area | Field: Business
Location: Germany
Dates: 29 May - 17 June 2022
Application deadline: 15 March 2022


Program: Leeds International Summer School
Provider: University of Leeds
About: Experience the vibrant, student friendly city of Leeds and explore the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area. The summer school combines world-class tuition with academic field trips. Leeds International Summer School also includes social activities and cultural excursions.
Subject Area | Field: Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science,Politics and Social Sciences
Location: United Kingdom
Dates: Block 1: 2 - 16 July 2022 | Block 2: 17 - 30 July 2022
Application deadline: 1 May 2022


Program: UCL Summer School
Provider: University College London
About: With a wide range of undergraduate credit-bearing modules on offer from many of our renowned academic departments, you can choose the subject best suited to your academic or personal interests. Modules are taught on the Bloomsbury campus, and many make use of London as a learning environment with excursions and fields trips in and around the city.
Subject Area | Field: Brain Sciences; Computer Science; Crime and Security; Culture, Literature and the Arts; Economics, Business and Management; Education and Research; English for Academic Purposes; Geography and the Built Environment; Health; History and Philosophy; Law; Medical Sciences; Politics and International Relations; Sciences and Mathematics
Location: United Kingdom
Dates: Session 1: 4 - 22 July 2022 | Session 2: 25 July - 12 August 2022
Application deadline: 1 June 2022


ProgramInternational Summer School
Provider: University of Exeter
About: Take the chance in the overseas summer, study something completely different to your normal course of study or even just a chance to interact with people from all over the world with similar interests from different perspectives. The programme includes accommodation, several day trips and social programme as well our incredible academic courses.
Subject Area | Field: Psychology, British Culture and History, Law, Engineering Biology, Global Climate Change, International Relations, Preventive Medicine, Project Management, Shakespeare, Theatre
Location: United Kingdom 
Dates: 30 June - 21 July 2022
Application deadline: 13 May 2022


Program: International Summer Institute for Business Management | International Summer Institute for Business Management | Summer Graduate Business Studies
Provider: University of Victoria (Gustavson School of Business)
About: Join a short term business program in winter 2022 and experience Canada. Take part in field trips, and meet people from all over the globe. 
Subject Area | Field: Business
Location: Canada 

  • International Summer Institute for Business Management: 3 -26 July 2022
  • International Summer Institute for Business Management: 3 - 22 August 2022
  • Summer Graduate Business Studies: 20 June - 16 July 2022 

Application deadlines: 

  • International Summer Institute for Business Management: 10 June 2022
  • International Summer Institute for Business Management: 15 July 2022
  • Summer Graduate Business Studies: 27 May 2022


Program: Antwerp Summer and Winter University
Provider: University of Antwerp
About: Combine study and travel and spend a season in Antwerp.
Subject Area | Field: Various 
Location: Belgium 
Dates: Various dates throughout winter
Application deadline: Various dates