Short Study Programs


1. How do I participate?

Please note, some of the following steps can be completed concurrently, at the same time.


STEP 1: Find out if you eligible to receive academic recognition

  • Before you continuing it is important to ensure that you are eligible to receive academic recognition. For instance, one of the criterion for receiving OS-HELP (up to $8,149 - see STEP 5), is that the overseas program must count towards your degree requirements in which you are enrolled, e.g. work experience, internship hours, or an elective.
  • Many degrees at Western Sydney University provide an opportunity to participate in an overseas experience see - Western Sydney University course and unit Handbook and review the information related to your degree.
  • Note, at this point you are not required to apply for Academic Approval – that comes after you have met with the overseas provider and have been given detailed information about the project. To apply for academic approval, see STEP 4

STEP 2: Research an opportunity below and submit your application

  • Explore the overseas programs found below
  • English is the medium of instruction at most of the locations
  • You may be able to use an elective or replace a core unit - see Academic Approval below
  • If you are applying for an Exchange location (Section 4), you will need approval from Western Sydney International. Further instructions are provided in Section 4.

STEP 3: Apply for Academic Approval

  • This step can be concurrent with STEP 2 above
  • To receive recognition for your overseas experience, it is important that you seek advice from your Academic Course Advisor and apply for academic approval at least 3 months prior to commencement
  • For Study Abroad (Section X) use the credit approval for non-exchange
  • For Exchange (Section X) use the credit approval for exchange
  • Note 1: There is direct relationship between Academic Approval and OS-HELP. If you are intend on applying for OS-HELP, click on the appropriate link above to find out more about Academic Approval process and OS-HELP.
  • Note 2: If you are participating in an official activity such as a Study Tour, Internship or Placement, please consult with your school/institute about academic credit.

STEP 4: Prepare to go overseas

Visit the Before I Go wepbage and complete all of the important steps. This webpage discusses a number of important topics including OS-HELP, Travel Grants, Health and Safety and more.

Consultation

Feel free to contact the partner organisation and asks questions about your potential experience. If you would like to discuss an opportunity with a member of staff at Western Sydney University , please email goglobal@westernsydney.edu.au or Book a Consultation (face-to-face or via phone).


2. Highlights - end of year summer break


3. Study Abroad Partners - end of year summer break

Provided below are a variety of opportunities endorsed by Western Sydney University.

  • You pay a PROGRAM FEE to the host organisation or university. Depending on the program, the fee may cover tuition fees (1-2 units), accommodation, meals, excursions, airport pick up, local travel (please check with the individual program to see what it covers).
  • The cost of a program may be offset by OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens (up to $8,149) and the Western Sydney University $500 Travel Grant (available to all students participating in the programs below).

Please submit your application directly to the program provider and follow all of the STEPS above. These institutions work very closely with Western Sydney University and will provide you with further advice about processes and departure.


Argentina

Austria

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Czech Republic

Costa Rica

Croatia

Estonia

Europe (multi-country program)

England

France

Germany

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

Korea

Latvia

Mexico

Netherlands

New Caledonia

January in Noumea, New Caledonia (French language studies)

New Zealand

Portugal

Peru

Singapore

Singapore Global Innovation Program

Spain

United Kingdom and Ireland (multi-location program)

USA


Search by Discipline

The following host organisations are endorsed by Western Sydney University and provide the opportunity to find a suitable opportunity related to your discipline:

Please submit your application directly to the program provider and follow all of the STEPS above. These institutions work very closely with Western Sydney University and will provide you with further advice about processes and pre-departure.


4. Exchange Partners - end of year summer break

The following opportunities are provided by Western Sydney University partner institutions.

  • You do not pay TUITION FEES to the host university but continue to pay their fees to Western Sydney University as usual by enrolling in special exchange units (ie. upfront or through HECS 1-2 units).
  • Exchange students pay an ADMIN FEE to the host university. Depending on the program, the fee may cover accommodation, meals, excursions, airport pick up, local travel (please check with the individual program to see what it covers).
  • The cost of a program may be offset by OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens (up to $8,149) and the Western Sydney University $500 Travel Grant (available to all students participating in the programs below).

You will need permission from Western Sydney University to apply for these experience. If you are interested in any of the following, please submit an Expression of Interest to Western Sydney University at least 3 months prior to commencement.



5. More Short Programs


6. Need further advice?

If would like to discuss an opportunity with a member of staff at Western Sydney University , please email goglobal@westernsydney.edu.au or attend a face-to-face Consultation available on Wednesdays and Fridays - book now through our dedicated bookings portal.