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 – without any of the jetlag!

Below you will find a range of global learning online programs: short courses, online internships, leadership forums, and cultural immersion experiences to suit your interests and enhance your studies. 

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!

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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.

Virtual internship with CRCC Asia

Have you always wanted to work overseas after you graduate? Just because you can’t travel internationally over the summer, doesn’t mean you can’t work with international businesses now to help prepare you for life after uni. CRCC Asia is offering international internships remotely. Choose your own career field, location and work-life balance.

Find out more

Short term opportunities

Opportunities with funding

Program: HEX Discovery | Asia-Pacific
Provider: The Hacker Exchange
About: Over two inspiring weeks, join a cohort of students and early-stage startup founders to learn from world-class thought leaders, mentors, investors, and innovators across the Asia-Pacific region.
Dates: 5 - 16 July 2021
Application deadline: Open until filled 
Grants available: UOW has grants available to cover the full cost* of the program through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.

Program: Virtual Impact Programs
Provider: Project Everest
About: The Project Everest Virtual Impact Program is offering all the benefits of an international experience without any of the 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

  • 28 June – 23 July 2021
  • 29 November – 23 December 2021

  • 3 – 28 January 2022

  • 31 January – 25 February 2022

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

To secure your spot and for more information visit Project Everest Ventures website

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, after which 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.
  • CRCC Asia is also offering fully-funded scholarships


Program: CIS Virtual Internships - USA, Spain, South Africa and China
Provider: CIS Australia
About: CIS Australia virtual internships allow you to gain professional work experience in your chosen field with an international company - without the costs of airfare, visas or extra travel expenses - making this an affordable and exciting opportunity! You can choose from 4, 6 or 8 weeks to intern remotely at a company based in China, South Africa, Spain or USA. 
Location: Virtual
Dates: 4, 6 or 8 week placement throughout the year
Application deadline: 8 weeks prior to internship commencement - Check out CIS Australia website for more information.
Grants available:

  • UOW has fully funded* grants for a short-term Asia internships available through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.


Program: Study online with a UOW overseas location (Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore)
Provider: UOW in Dubai, UOW College Hong Kong, PSB Academy
About: Accelerate your degree and gain another international study experience with one of UOW’s vibrant overseas teaching locations while remaining in Australia.
Location: Virtual
Dates: Various
Contact our office for more information and how to apply


Program: Antwerp Summer University 2021

Provider: University of Antwerp
About:  Interested in an online adventure along with like minded people from all over the world? Make your stay at home a little more educational and join one of the seven exciting online courses offered while earning credits and expanding your international network! 
Location: Virtual
Application deadline: Various please check out the specific program details above for deadline dates. 

Program: Zhejiang University Global Program Summer School
Provider: Zhejiang University 
About: Undertake a 3 week online short term program with one of China's most prestigous higher education institutions offering a range of a comprehensive subjects. Experi­ence world class teaching, interact with students addressing pressuing issues and challenges that face the world today. 
Location: Virtual
Dates: 28 June - 16 July 2021
Application deadline: 25 June 2021
Contact our office for more information and how to apply


 * fully funded grants are available only to australian citizens.

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 are 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. 

HEX|CIEE Global Innovation Internship Program: Complete 1 week full time of the incredible HEX Discovery training, and then complete an 11 week internship in the field of your choice. Placements are available in the following countries:  China, India, Japan, Singapore, or Hong Kong. Combines the award-winning HEX curriculum with an innovative virtual internship within a network of 3000+ employers across 20 global cities. 8-week and 12-week internships available. Designed for 1-2 subject internship courses.

Dates:  27 September - 24 December 2021
Deadline to apply: 1 August 2021
Grants available: We have grants available for this program through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan program. Asia only available for grants. 

Further information: HEX Internships — Hacker Exchange


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 15 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, USA, or South Africa:

Complete a 12-week virtual internship in the field of your choice at a company in China, Hong Kong, the USA, or South Africa. There are 19 grants available through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, and Endeavour Leadership Program, 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 2021. 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

  • Hong Kong Baptist University*
  • The Education University of Hong Kong*


  • University of Bologna
  • University for Foreigners of Siena


  • Hiroshima Shudo University*
  • Kobe University*


  • Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City

New Zealand

  • University of Auckland

South Korea

  • Kyung Hee University


  • Universidad de Deusto


  • Koc University


  • University of Birmingham


  • University of Pennyslvania

For more information or to apply, contact our office at