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Choose the appropriate application process for your Study Overseas program.

Semester-only application steps

Semester 2, 2017 applications have now closed as the application deadline was 10 March 2017. The application deadline for Semester 1, 2018 is Friday 11 August, 2017.

Late applications may be accepted on an individual case basis but will be dependent on institution availability and their deadlines. Contact the Study Overseas team for more information.

When emailing the Study Overseas team, only send emails from your registered USC student email account.

Step 1: Check if you are eligible
  • Over 18 years of age at commencement of your Study Overseas program.
  • Minimum GPA 4.5 (refer to askUSC for further details).
  • Successfully completed 8 courses at USC before submitting an application.
  • You must return to USC with at least 1 course remaining to complete your degree (ask us).
  • Check your USC program allows you to Study Overseas via the "what will I study" tab on your program page or by emailing ^
  • Meet appropriate language requirements for in-country language programs in Italy and Japan. Contact your USC Program Coordinator for the level of proficiency required. ^^
  • You are a full degree program student enrolled at a campus managed by USC and not a third party provider
Step 2: Research and select suitable courses
  • Read the FAQs.
  • Browse through our list of Semester programs to research potential destinations / institutions and the courses they offer by using the links to visit their websites.
  • For more detailed information on the courses you would like to take at the host institution contact ^
Step 3: Schedule a consultation session
  • Email the Study Overseas team via with the following details: full name, student ID number and USC program. ^
  • The Study Overseas team will schedule a consultation session to discuss possible destinations / institutions. ^^^
  • The Study Overseas team will also inform you of the application process, required forms and answer any questions that you may have.
Step 4: Submit your Study Overseas application

Complete the documents below and submit them to the Study Overseas team via email ( or in person at the International Office, J Building - Level 1. ^

Step 5: Application status
  • Confirmation that the Study Overseas team received your application will be sent via email to your USC student email account.
  • You will be notified by the Study Overseas team after a minimum of two (2) weeks after the application deadline closes.
  • Once your application status has been advised, you will receive further instructions.
Step 6: Attend a scheduled compulsory pre-departure session

 * For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

^ When emailing the Study Overseas team, only send emails from your registered USC student email account.

^^ To undertake in-country language studies you must be enrolled in the target language at USC

^^^ The partner institutions are subject to change at any time, therefore you will need to consult with the Study Overseas team to confirm study destinations and available institutions prior to submitting your application.

^^^^ A Student Adviser in Student Central will make an assessment for USC credit transfer (allow 1-2 weeks to process). Once courses are assessed, a Student Adviser will contact you via email with an outcome.

Short-term only application steps

Short-term application steps

Study Overseas Short-Term Programs incorporate numerous forms of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) including Work Place Learning (WPL), Special Research Projects (SRP), internships, professional placements, study tours, and in-country language.

These opportunities are primarily advertised through your Faculty.

Once you have talked to Faculty academic staff about your suitability for overseas study please contact your relevant Faculty below to start the application and approval process through WIL.

The Faculty can advise you how to apply for overseas study, any additional Faculty requirements and give you access to the on-line short term program application form.

Faculty of Arts, Business and Law: email

Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering: email

Indonesian application steps

  • ACICIS Semester and Short-term programs
  • RUILI Lombok (Mataram) and West Timor (Kupang) Short-term programs
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