Global Learning Online

Global goes virtual

International travel is on hold right now, but our global program providers have adapted quickly to bring you invaluable global opportunities

Below you will find a range of invaluable global online opportunities: short courses, online internships, leadership forums, and cultural immersion experiences to suit your interests and enhance your studies  – without any of the jetlag!

UOW's Global Learning Online Programs have been designed to breakdown barriers and make global learning experiences accessible to everyone.

Providing opportunities to learn, connect or intern with universities and organisations globally, the programs offer a variety of options across a range of discipline areas, all without leaving home. 

Expand your horizons

  • Develop your global cultural awareness and communication skills
  • Be exposed to the expertise and knowledge of industry professionals and global companies
  • Enhance your CV with a unique international experience and set yourself apart
  • Network with like-minded people from around the globe
  • Develop your digital literacy in an online learning environment that you can mould to your schedule
  • Finance and grants available for eligible students
  • Receive academic credit towards your degree (subject to faculty consideration)

Scholarships and Grants

A number of scholarships and grants are available to eligible applicants to help you meet costs associated with the programs.

and give yourself something exciting to look forward to!

such a valuable experience I would recommend to anyone who was willing to challenge themselves outside of their comfort zone Mahame Watanbe Online Summer School: Russian Language and Culture | Samara National Research University

Applying for a global online program is the same as applying for a global short course program. Just follow these two simple steps:

  1. Apply directly to the provider of your virtual program
  2. Submit our online short course application to apply for credit approval
  • Global online learning programs are open to all students, both domestic and international. However, some programs may have their own additional eligibility criteria. Please refer to your preferred program to see any further requirements.
  • New colombo plan grants are only on offer to Domestic UOW students, not available for UOW International students. 

Can I receive credit?

Most global learning online programs are designed for credit in the same way global short course programs are. You can seek credit approval from your faculty via our online short course application.

Please note: Credit approval is at the sole discretion of your faculty.

Is funding available?

While OS Help Loans are not available for any global learning online programs, some program providers are offering scholarship opportunities. Please refer to the specific program summaries for further details below. For further information about funding options, please contact the Office of Global Student Mobility.

 Students must meet all funding criteria in order to qualify for funding, included but not limited to the following:

  • You must be an active UOW student
  • You must be an Australian citizen (or permanent resident for Endeavour Leadership Program funding)
  • You must submit an application to their faculty to receive credit for the program.

When can I participate?

There are a range of programs available to students at any given time. However, each program varies in duration and date. In this way, you are able to choose a program that best suits your schedule.

Program dates and application deadlines can be found below.

Short term opportunities

Opportunities with funding


Program: HEX Ed 
Learn how to launch your own start-up while actually getting your idea ready to pitch to investors with the HEX Ed “Innovation” unit running within UOW subject *BUS 301. The program includes classes on UX, UI & Figma; market validation; product design and more. You will also have the opportunity to experience international business perspectives through interactions with industry professionals and mentors across the Asia-Pacific region. Complete the program as an intensive over the Mid-Year Recess or spread it out over the Spring Session.
Location: Singapore (Virtual) 
Dates: Available all year round
Application deadline: You can apply first Monday of every month
Grants available: UOW has prestigious Australian Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants available to support eligible students.

*Please note BUS 301 incurs a standard UOW tuition fee not covered by the NCP Grant.

Program: Virtual International Internships with CRCC Asia
Provider: CRCC Asia
About: Virtual international internships provide the unique opportunity to participate in real working environments from the comfort of your own home. You'll be fully supervised and supported as you gain industry knowledge from within your chosen career field. You'll be able to add the host company to your resume as you would with any other internship.
Register for their Webinar Series to learn more.
Location: Virtual
Dates: 1, 2 and 3 month internships
Grants available: UOW has fully funded* grants for a short-term CRCC Asia internship available through the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan.

Program: HKBU Virtual Exchange Program
Provider: Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
About: Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Location: Hong Kong (Virtual)
Dates: January - May 2023
Nomination deadline: 31 October 2022
Application deadline: 21 November 2022 

Program: ACEN Equity Scholarship - Applications closed
 ACEN and Pagoda Projects
About: ACEN and Pagoda Projects have partnered to offer 7 equity scholarships to support eligible students in undertaking global online internships. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a full or part-time internship program from 20 February 2023 in one of the various locations across the globe, from North America to Europe to the Indo-Pacific. On top of the internship, students will receive cultural mentoring, courses for work-readiness and intercultural fluency, regular online events with guest speakers, and full support from the Pagoda team throughout the program.
Location: North America, Europe, Indo-Pacific
Dates: From 20 February 2023
Application deadline: 31 August 2022

Program: Contemporary Technology and Business Environment in China - Applications closed
Provider: UOW School of Business and Law
About: Contemporary Technology and Business Environment in China is a two-week virtual study tour consisting of 10 seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts and researchers. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 to cover the cost of the program. Participation will require enrolment in either *ACCY231 or *BUS 301 in Spring 2022.
Location: China (Virtual)
Dates: 19 September - 2 October 2022
Application deadline: 7 August 2022

*Please note ACCY 231 and BUS 301 incurs a standard UOW tuition fee not covered by the scholarship.

Program: January Session in Japanese Studies - Applications closed
Provider: Sophia University
About: Since 2014, Sophia University's January Session has provided students from around the world with the opportunity to learn unique aspects of Japanese Studies in a comprehensive and intensive manner amongst a lively cosmopolitan community. The courses will be conducted live or with a mix of real-time and on-demand classes to maximize both interactions with lecturers and fellow students and flexible delivery across different time zones. By participating in scheduled live classes and completing on-demand lessons, you will be able to delve into the Japanese language, culture and contemporary social issues, and earn credits upon successful course completion, wherever you are in the world.
Subject Area | Field: Japanese, Japanese Studies
Location: Virtual | Japan
Dates: From 10 - 30 January 2023
Application deadline: 17 October 2022

Other programs

Program: Online Bachelor European Summer Program Australia / New Zealand –"Doing Business in Europe"
Provider: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
About: By participating in WHU's short-term online program, which is specifically designed for undergraduate business students from Australia and New Zealand, you will get the chance to learn more about the international business world in Europe. Being among Europe's top-ranked business schools, WHU provides you with a unique learning experience. You will have the opportunity to attend interactive live class meetings and work together with students from different locations via virtual breakout sessions.
Location: Germany (Virtual)
Dates: 15 January – 27 January 2023
Application deadline: 1 December 2022

Program: IÉSEG Winter Program
IÉSEG School of Management
During the IÉSEG Winter Programs, students will develop their knowledge about various areas of business and management. The Winter Programs offered at IÉSEG focus on two main areas of business. During four weeks, students will have the opportunity to develop solid academic skills for their everyday lives and professional careers. Students will be able to choose the option that best fits their interests and time zones.
Virtual | France
January 2023
Application Deadline: 
1 December 2022

Program: ESSCA Online Campus 2023
Provider: ESSCA School of Management
About: The ESSCA Online Campus offers three online programs involving innovative online activities and live sessions with passionate professors. All programs are taught in English and each program is worth 4 ECTS credits.

Location: Virtual (France)
Dates: 3 - 31 January 2023
Nomination deadline: 30 October 2022
Application deadline: 22 December 2022

Program: AGU Japanese Culture Box - FREE IMMERSION PROGRAM
Aoyama Gakuin University 
Aoyama Gakuin University has created a program that visualises an overview of some of the Japanese culture-related subjects that can be studied in English. In addition, an introduction to the unique culture of Japan. Participating in this program will deepen your interest in Japan and Japanese culture and offer you an opportunity to consider studying abroad at AGU one day.
Japan (Virtual)

Program: Online MBA European Summer Program 2023
Provider: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
About: The WHU Online MBA European Summer Program is a two-week course on 'The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe' that is specifically designed for MBA students from our partner schools in their second year, who are interested in International Business, Finance, and Corporate Strategy. By participating in the online short-term program, you will have the opportunity to attend interactive live class meetings and work together with students from different locations via virtual breakout sessions.
Location: Germany (Virtual)
Dates: 7 May – 20 May 2023
Application deadline: 15 April 2023

Program: Virtual Impact Programs - Applications closed
Provider: Project Everest
About: The Project Everest Virtual Impact Program offers all the benefits of an international experience without barriers. This program will teach students how to build a successful career while creating positive social impacts, all from the comfort of your home via virtual delivery. Project Everest Ventures has teamed up with leading industry experts, experienced social entrepreneurs, impact partner organisations, and the B Corporation community to bring you a taste of social enterprise unlike any other.
Location: Virtual

  • 29 November – 23 December 2021
  • 3 – 28 January 2022
  • 31 January – 25 February 2022

Grants available: UOW has grants available to cover the total cost* of the program through the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan.

Program: Rennes School of Business Summer Programme - Applications closed
Provider: Rennes School of Business
About: Considered the most international Management school in Europe, the Rennes School of Business provides a study experience unlike any other. Over the European summer, they will be offering four English-taught virtual short courses: AI Business, Doing Business in Europe, Cross-Cultural Management and Sustainable Business.
Location: France (Virtual or in-person)
Dates: May – July 2022
Application deadline: 1 April 2022

Program: HSU Online Japanese Language & Culture Seminar 2022 - Applications closed
Provider: Hiroshima Shudo University
About: Hosted by Hiroshima Shudo University in Japan, the HSU Online Japanese Language & Culture Seminar 2022 is a four-week online seminar designed for students who want to improve their Japanese language skills and learn about Japanese culture. 
Location: Japan (Virtual)
Dates: 4 July - 29 July 2022
Application deadline: 7 April 2022

Program: Doshisha University Summer Session 2022 - Applications closed
Doshisha University
Doshisha University in Japan introduces a two-week online program this winter - The Doshisha Summer Session 2022. The short online program is designed to help students improve their Japanese language and learn the traditional Japanese culture and life in Kyoto. All online classes are kept in small groups. You can also join discussion sessions in Japanese culture classes. A basic level of Japanese proficiency is required.
Japan (Virtual)
18 July – 29 July 2022
Application deadline: 
22 April 2022

Program: The Luojia International Summer Program 2022 - Applications closed
Provider: Wuhan University
About: The Luojia International Summer Program is a two-week online program offered by Wuhan University in China. The theme of the online summer program focuses on 'Understanding China: Past and Present, which allows students to study and gain valuable and comprehensive insight into innovation and the development of China.  
Location: China (Virtual)
Dates: 20 June – 1 July 2022
Application deadline: 30 April 2022

Program: Creative Learning Seminar for Japanese Language Students - Applications closed
Provider: Kwansei Gakuin University
About: Experience improvisation in Japanese with a three-week online Creative Learning Seminar. The online seminar hosted by Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan will help you create and present your dramas and coordinate creatively with students worldwide. You must be able to communicate proactively in Japanese and have the ability to coordinate and speak in an easy-to-understand manner.
Location: Japan (Virtual)
Dates: 07 June – 24 June 2022
Nomination deadline: 28 April 2022
Application deadline: 06 May 2022

Program: Kobe University Summer Program in Japanese Language and Culture 2022 - Applications closed
Provider: Kobe University
About: The Kobe University Summer Program in Japanese Language & Culture is an intensive 10-day course for students studying Japanese at Universities sharing academic partnerships with Kobe University. This program focuses on engaging students' Reading, Listening, Writing & Speaking skills through studying current issues in Japan, aiming to raise overall Japanese ability and deepen understanding of today's Japanese society. It mainly aims to strengthen students' speaking ability at the Upper-Intermediate level.
Location: Japan (Virtual)
Dates: 5 July - 15 July 2022
Application deadline: 15 May 2022

Program: Global Collaborative 2022 Summer Program - Applications closed
Provider: Kyung Hee University
About: Kyung Hee University proudly presents the Global Collaborative 2022 Summer Program in partnership with leading universities and International Organisations. The program integrates the format of both virtual and in-person classes and cultural programs in Seoul, offering 14 courses under the theme of Global Civilization in Cultural Exchange, Global Citizenship and Pandemic.
Location: South Korea (Virtual)
Dates: 27 June - 15 July 2022
Application deadline: 20 May 2022

Program: Climate Action Virtual Internship - Applications closed
Provider: Jointly offered by Pomegranate Global and Virtual Internships
About: The Climate Action Virtual Internship is an experiential learning program for students with a unique focus on climate action, supporting the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 13. You are matched in pairs to a host company overseas - common destinations are Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China and India but our extensive network is truly global and also covers Europe and the Americas. You act as a consultant team and support the business to take real action on the climate emergency. The Program has been designed to challenge and empower you to take impactful climate action and equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to build your own climate literacy and prepare an effective Climate Action Plan or Climate Action Project for your host company. This internship program will be running with subject BUS 300*.
Location: Virtual
Dates: 27 June - 22 July 2022
Application deadline:
27 May 2022
Grants available: UOW has grants available to cover the total cost* of the program through the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. To check your eligibility and express your interest, please email by 27 May.

* Please note that subject BUS 300 incurs a standard tuition fee not covered by the NCP grant.

Program: Xi'an Jiao Tong Liverpool University Chinese Language Online Summer School - Applications closed
Xi'an Jiao Tong Liverpool University
Learn something new this winter. Spend four weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) online while also getting a taste of Chinese culture. Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in China offers a four-week Online Summer School made up of daily live, interactive online sessions and follow-up exercises and activities. There are several different language levels so you can choose the right course based on your Chinese proficiency. You will also be able to experience Chinese culture and join online workshops to learn Chinese handcraft, Chinses Kungfu and Chinese characters with Gamification.
China (Virtual)
27 June – 22 July 2022
Application deadline: 
3 June 2022

Program: Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program - Applications closed
Kwansei Gakuin University
The Center for Japanese Language Education at Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) will launch an online version of the "Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program" this winter. This is a three-week program, offering two different levels of Japanese language classes, elementary and intermediate. All sessions will be delivered in live stream interactive format to maximize the opportunities for participants to communicate with native Japanese speakers. KGU school volunteers will participate as "Nihongo Partners" in classes and work together to accomplish tasks and projects. The program will not only focus on language studies. In addition to the regular language classes, students will also be able to participate in Japanese Culture study sessions and make lots of friends through the program!
Location: Japan (Virtual)
Dates: 19 July – 6 August 2022
Nomination deadline: 30 May 2022
Application deadline: 5 June 2022

Program: Soochow University International Programs Summer 2022 - Applications closed
Provider: Soochow University
About: Complete a three-week virtual program at one of Taiwan's most prestigious universities, Soochow! There is a range of subjects to choose from in the areas of Business, Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management.
Location: Taiwan (Virtual)
Dates: 27 June – 15 July 2022
Application deadline: 10 June 2022

Program: Virtual Leadership Summer at Koç - Applications closed
Koç University
Koç University offers a special program with top-notch academic quality this summer composed of two spectacular virtual modules focusing on leadership literature and 21st-century leadership soft skills. Participants are free to join the two modules as a package for an intensive learning experience, or, choose just one of them according to their needs and focus of interest. Both modules are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals.
Türkiye (Virtual)
18 July – 4 August 2022
Application deadline: 
13 June 2022

Program: Beijing Institute of Technology International Summer Program ‘Cloud Lessons’ - Applications closed
Provider: Beijing Institute of Technology
About: Beijing Institute of Technology offers two English taught courses through their International Summer Program 'Cloud Lessons'. You can choose to study either Green Transportation & Intelligent Manufacturing or Chinese language and Multicultural Practice. The Green Transportation & Intelligent Manufacturing course is designed for engineering students and offers live broadcast and interactive sessions with advanced technical experts to learn cutting edge engineering techniques. The Chinese language and Multicultural Practice course is designed for students learning the Chinese language or interested in all things China. You will be able to improve your Chinese language skills while gaining some new and fresh perspectives on China and Chinese culture.
Location: China (Virtual)

  • Program 1: 11 July – 22 July 2022
  • Program 2: 20 June - 3 July 2022 (Session 1) | 15 August - 26 August 2022 (Session 2)

Nomination deadline: 1 June 2022
Application deadline:
16 June 2022

Program: Online Language, Culture & Leadership Program: The United Nations SDGs - Applications closed
University at Albany State University of New York
Students will research and discuss issues surrounding the UN Sustainable Development Goals and develop their own action plan in this 4-week course. Students will also study English for conducting research, creating proposals, presenting arguments, and working on teams. This program also includes an additional 8 hours of Conversation Club and Cultural Activities with University of Albany students. 
United States of America (Virtual)
8 August – 2 September 2022
Application deadline:
 1 July 2022

Semester opportunities

Semester internship opportunities with funding

  • Gain work experience in the field of your choice through a 12-week international virtual internship, offered through three of UOW’s Third Party Partners.
  • All of these programs are FULLY FUNDED* through Australian Government funding, so your internship placement (normally costing between $1500 and $5000) is completely FREE*!
  • Internships can be part time, meaning you can complete while also studying. Academic credit may also be available for these internships, please consult with your UOW faculty for further information. Please note you must be receiving academic credit for your program in order to receive an NCP grant.

CRCC Asia Virtual Internship Program: Complete a 12 –week virtual internship in the field of your choice at an international company in Asia. Placements are available in the following countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Republic of (South Korea), Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

In addition to the internship, the virtual internship program includes weekly Google hangouts discussions, bi-weekly business webinars, an internship coach, and access to language courses and the CareerBridge internship curriculum modules.

We have several grants available to cover the cost of this program, offered through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.

Dates: Internships begin every two weeks on a rolling basis. Students should apply at least 8 weeks prior to planned commencement of the internship. 

Further information: Remote Internships | Guaranteed Work Placements | CRCC Asia

CISaustralia Virtual Internship Program in China, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, or South Africa:

Complete a 12-week virtual internship in the field of your choice at a company in China, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA, or South Africa. There are grants available for internships in China, Japan or Hong Kong through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan , to cover the cost of the placement.

In addition to the internship, also included in the programs are cultural workshops, weekly newsletters, a preparation guide and session, an orientation, and a final supervisor evaluation.

Dates: Rolling. Students must apply 4-8 weeks prior to planned commencement of internship. 

Further information: Internships Abroad for Australian University Students | Intern Overseas |CISAustralia

Semester study opportunities 

While face-to-face overseas study has been cancelled for the time being, why not consider studying 1 or 2 subjects from our overseas partner institutions in 2022. Shake up your semester, diversify your degree and build your resume by studying concurrently at UOW and overseas online.

*NCP funding is available for some Asia pacific partner universities

Partner Institutions offering online semester study:




  • McMaster University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Manitoba


  • Wuhan University*


  • University of the South Pacific*


  • University of Tours


  • Leibniz University Hannover
  • University of Mannheim

Hong Kong


  • University of Bologna
  • University for Foreigners of Siena


  • Hiroshima Shudo University*
  • Kobe University*
  • Kwansei Gakuin University*


  • Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City

New Zealand

  • University of Auckland

South Korea

  • Kyung Hee University


  • Universidad de Deusto


  • Koc University


  • University of Birmingham


For more information or to apply, contact our office at