Academic short courses

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Academic Short courses are less than a semester exchange, and are generally between 2 to 4 weeks in duration, typically run during the winter and summer breaks. They are a great option for those who are unable to participate in a Semester Exchange, those who want to add an international element to their degree, or by those who have a spare elective. UON works with several universities and organisations that manage a wide range of short-term programs for students all over the world.

There are 2 types of short-term programs:

Short Term (Agreement)

These Short Courses are courses where you do not pay any tuition to the host university/course provider, instead you continue to pay tuition to UON (either upfront or through HECS). You will typically still be liable for various other costs including airfares, accommodation, travel etc. Please check your chosen course carefully to determine what is included in the price, and what out of pocket expenses you will be liable for.

Short-Term (Direct)

These short courses require the course fees and tuition to be paid directly to the host university/course provide., Please check your chosen course carefully to determine what is included in the price, and what out of pocket expenses you will be liable for.

In order to be eligible to participate in an Academic Short Course you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework degree at the University of Newcastle
  • Must receive credit for the short course towards your UON degree
  • Fulfil any specific requirements for the course you plan to undertake- please check your selected course carefully.

Before you apply, please note:

  • Although UON does not have a minimum GPA requirement to participate in a short course, some short course providers will enforce one, please check the specific course you are looking to apply for to determine this information.
  • Students who wish to complete an Overseas Short Course prior to completing 80 units of study will not be eligible to apply for the OS-HELP loan.

In order for an Academic Short Course to count towards your degree, students will need to gain credit for a minimum of 10 units of credit for the course while overseas. In other words, the course you are studying overseas needs to correspond to a course within your degree at UON in order for it to be credited towards your degree. For core courses, your chosen overseas course will need to be very similar to the UON course for it to be considered for credit. Electives on the other hand, do not need to correspond to any specific course at UON. If possible, we recommend that you plan ahead to enable you to take your short course as an elective.

Please note, although you may be eligible to apply for a short term program, credit towards your degree is not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to research, create and gain approval for your overseas study plan/credit agreement prior to departure. You can find more information about this process here.

Although some short courses do not require tuition to be paid to the overseas institution, you will still be liable for costs such as accommodation, administration fees, airfares, visas, health insurance or additional travel insurance. This amount will vary depending on the short course you choose. To assist in these costs you may be eligible for:

OS-Help loan
A loan added onto your HECS/HELP loan for eligible Australian students undertaking an overseas experience. To find out more, please click here.

Global Traveller Short Term Experience Exchange Grant
A grant from UON to its students undertaking a short term experience. For eligibility and application information please click here.

Centrelink
If you are currently receiving Centrelink and going on an overseas experience, you may be eligible to continue receiving your payments while overseas. For more information please click here.

Please see below for a list of popular short-term programs available. The below is by no means a full list of short term experiences available to students. If you have found a short-term experience you are interested in that does not appear in the list below, please contact us.

Short Courses running in June / July
(Please check dates to make sure they do not overlap with the University of Newcastle semester)

Country Program
DENMARK Copenhagen Business School
For more information, click here
FRANCE Kedge Business School
For more information, click here
HONG KONGHong Kong Baptist University
For more information, click here
NORWAY

BI Norwegian Business School
For more information, click here

SINGAPORE

Nanyang Technological University
For more information, click here

UNITED KINGDOMUniversity of Leeds
For more information, click here

If you are interested in undertaking one of these short courses, please email study-overseas@newcastle.edu.au so we can nominate you prior to you submitting your application.

Please note, places available may be limitied.

Short Courses running in June / July
(Please check dates to make sure they do not overlap with the University of Newcastle semester)

  Program
WORLD WIDE Aim Overseas
For more information, click here
CISaustralia
For more information, click here
CHINAShanghai Jiao Tong University
For more information, click here
Fudan University, Shanghai
For more information, click here
FRANCE IPAG Business School
For more information, click here
IESEG
For more information, click here
University Paris Dauphine
For more information, click here
GERMANYTH Ingolstadt
For more information, click here
JAPAN

Tokyo Metropolitan University
For more information, see the study overseas blackboard page

POLANDKozminski University
For more information, click here
SOUTH KOREA

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
For more information, click here

Korea University
For more information, click here
Chung-Ang University
For more information, click here
Hanyang University
For more information, click here
UNITED KINGDOM Kingston University, London
For more information, click here
Coventry University
For more information, click here

University of East Anglia
For more information, click here

Manchester Metropolitan University
For more information, click here

Short Courses running in December / January / February
(Please check dates to make sure they do not overlap with the University of Newcastle semester)

Country Program
FRANCE University of Technology of Troyes
For more information, click here
GERMANY

University of Stuttgart
For more information, click here

SINGAPORE

Nanyang Technological University
For more information, click here

If you are interested in undertaking one of these short courses, please email study-overseas@newcastle.edu.au so we can nominate you prior to you submitting your application.

Please note, places available may be limitied.

Short Courses running in December / January / February
(Please check dates to make sure they do not overlap with the University of Newcastle semester)

  Program
WORLD WIDE Aim Overseas
For more information, click here
CISaustralia
For more information, click here
ISA
For more information, click here
CHINA

Shanghai International Studies University
For more information, click here

JAPANTokyo Metropolitan University
For more information, see the study overseas blackboard page
MALAYSIATaylors University
For more information, click here
SOUTH KOREA

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
For more information, click here

Korea University
For more information, click here
Chung-Ang University
For more information, click here
Hanyang University
For more information, click here

More detailed information about some short term opportunities can be found on a Blackboard site dedicated to studying overseas. In order to enrol in the Blackboard site and view this information, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Go to the 'Previous Course Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter 'study overseas' into 'Search Other Sites'
  3. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  4. The Study Overseas Blackboard site should now be available under 'My Other Sites'

Please follow the below steps in to apply for a short course.

1. Check your eligibility (please see ‘Am I Eligible?’ section)

2. Research available short courses. When looking at short courses, ensure the dates of the short course do not interfere with semester dates at UON.

3. For students who have selected a short term (agreement) opportunity and require a nomination from UON to take part in their course, please contact us.

4. Complete application procedures as per information from the course provider.

5. Complete the UON Pre-Departure Tutorial to determine any health risks or travel warnings to your chosen location.

Please note students who do not complete the pre-departure tutorial are not eligible to be covered by UON Travel Insurance.

1. CHOOSE A COURSE
With so many options, it is important to ensure you pick a course that meets your needs. Ensure course dates do not interfere with the UON semester, the costs of the course (if any) as well as travel costs are realistic for you, and also look at the suitability of the course in order for you to receive credit for the course towards your degree.

2. CREDIT AGREEMENT
It is important to gain approval for your Overseas Study Plan/credit agreement as soon as possible to ensure you have your course approved prior to departure. For more information on this process please click here.

3. APPLY
To apply for the short course you’ve selected, you’ll need to follow the instructions as supplied by the provider of the short course. In some instances you may require us to nominate you for the course, or sign your application forms. Should this be the case please Contact Us.

4. PRE-DEPARTURE
Now that you have applied and your credit application is underway, you’ll need to complete the pre-departure tutorial to examine the Health Risks and Travel Warnings to your selected country. You will need to ensure you fulfil all the University’s pre-departure requirements

Please note students who do not complete the pre-departure tutorial are not eligible to be covered by UON Travel Insurance.

5. GO OVERSEAS!

UON’s Pre-Departure Tutorial is a compulsory part of your overseas experience, and will guide you through the process of undertaking an overseas experience as well as examine the health risks and travel warnings to your selected country. You will also need to ensure you fulfil all the University’s pre-departure requirements.

Please note students who do not complete the pre-departure tutorial are not eligible to be covered by UON Travel Insurance.