2022 NCP French Polynesia Program

In November 2022, UOW undergraduate students with an interest in French language and culture, Public Health, the geopolitics of the Pacific region have the opportunity to travel to French Polynesia with an Australian Government Grant of $3,000.

About the program

The interdisciplinary program will run from approx 16 November-1 December 2022and will include activities at the University of French Polynesia (UFP) in Tahiti. The group will have a first week of language classes at UFP with afternoon activities visiting the Museum of Tahiti, the Centre Culturel Paul Gaughin, Maison de la Culture de Tahiti, Public Health Institutes and Research Centres. We are also planning for a short visit/stay in a Polynesian village.

Funding options

This 6-credit point short-term study tour is supported through competitive Australian Commonwealth Government New Colombo Plan* Short-term mobility grants, each worth $3,000. In addition, OS Help loans are available for eligible students.

Students studying majors in French, Public Health, Politics or International Relations are encouraged to apply.

*NCP Grants are restricted to Australian citizens only.

Up to 15 UOW students will be selected for this short-term international study tour, worth 6 credit points (specified).

French Polynesia is a French-speaking territory; English is not widely spoken outside Papeete. It is expected that French Studies applicants for this program speak some French, and ideally, have successfully completed FREN241 (or equivalent).


Homestay or student residence at University of French Polynesia.

Submit your Expressions of Interest

Students must submit the Expressions of Interest (EOI) Form by 4 pm on Friday 9 September 2022.

Complete EOI form here

Contact us

For further information please contact Dr Anu Bissoonauth-Bedford at anu@uow.edu.au (French) or Professor Tony Okely at tokely@uow.edu.au (Public Health).