Global Learning Online

Global goes virtual

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. 

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!


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.

Other programs

Keep an eye out for more programs coming soon for 2023...

Program: MBA European Summer Program 2023: The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe (Virtual)
Provider | Partner: 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: 7/05/2023 - 19/05/2023
Application deadline: 15 April 2023

Program: Doshisha Summer Session 2023 (Japanese Language and Cultural Studies)
Provider | Partner: Doshisha University
About: This online two-week program you will learn Japanese Language and peculiar traditions and culture of Kyoto.
Location: Japan (Virtual)
Dates: 17/07/2023 - 28/07/2023
Application deadline: 23 April 2023


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