If you are unable to go on exchange for a semester or two, a short course during your break may be the ideal way for you to get a taste of living and studying overseas. The introduction of the new UNSW academic calendar allows for students to use the Summer and Winter terms to complete short/summer courses overseas. Most of our international partner institutions and other institutions overseas offer short programs during our summer and winter vacations.
Before you apply, we recommend you also talk to your faculty office about how to transfer credit units from a short course to your degree.
Most of short course require full fees for the courses taken and generally are around $2,000 - $3,000 for 4-6 weeks. Some universities negotiate discounts on the tuition fees for UNSW students going to institutions that are our exchange partners while other universities require you to pay the tuition fees to participate.
Transfer of Credit
Before you apply, we recommend you also talk to your faculty office about how to transfer credit units from a short course to your degree. These courses may be able to be counted towards your degree program as either advanced standing, transfer of credit to a UNSW course or as part of your general education requirements. You will need to seek approval of this from your Faculty.
For a list of opportunities please visit:
- UNSW Global Education Opportunities Blog
- Partner universities websites
- UNSW Global Education Office runs Spanish short courses in Mexico and Spain in January each year
How to apply?
The application process for all global education opportunities is the same. Refer to the How to apply section of this website.