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Choose the appropriate application process for your Study Overseas program.

Semester-only application steps

Semester 1, 2016 applications have now closed. Semester-based applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now open. The application deadline is 11 March (week 2) 2016.

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

Step 1: Check if you are eligible
  • Over 18 years of age at commencement of your Study Overseas program.
  • Minimum GPA 4.5.
  • 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 with your USC Faculty Program Adviser if you are eligible and if Study Overseas will fit with your USC program.
  • Meet appropriate language requirements for in-country language programs in Italy, and Japan. Contact your USC Course Coordinator for the level of proficiency required. Note: To undertake in-country language studies you must be enrolled in the target language at USC.
  • 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
  • Attend a consultation session, as advertised on the Events page, to discuss possible destinations / institutions. ^
  • Complete the relevant application form:

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

Step 3: Contact your USC Faculty Program Adviser
  • Make an appointment with your relevant USC Faculty Program Adviser to discuss your course choices and approval. Take with you:
    • Faculty Course Approval form (PDF 76KB) *
    • All host institutions’ course outlines so the Faculty can make an assessment for USC credit transfer (allow 1-2 weeks to process). The Faculty will contact you via e-mail (once courses are assessed) to collect your faculty course approval form.
Step 4: Submit your Study Overseas application
Faculty of Arts, Business and Law (FABL) students

Submit the below completed documents to the Study Overseas staff at the International Office, J Building - Level 1.

Faculty of Science Health Education and Engineering (FoSHEE) students

Submit the below completed documents to your Faculty, H Building, Level 1.

Once complete you will be notified by email and your application will be forwarded to Study Overseas.

Step 5: Application status
  • Confirmation of Study Overseas receiving your application will be sent via email.
  • You will be notified by a Study Overseas Adviser within two (2) weeks after the application deadline closes.
  • Once your application status has been advised, you will receive further instructions specific to your host institution.
  • Once you have received your official Letter of Acceptance from your host institution - visit Student Central (CG.23) to complete an OS-HELP loan application.
Step 6: Attend a scheduled Compulsory Pre-departure Information Session

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

Short-term only application steps

Study Overseas Short-Term Programs are advertised through your Faculty and incorporate Work Place Learning (WPL), Special Research Projects (SRP), study tours, and in-country language. Please contact the relevant person mentioned in the description of the Short-term Programs.

Submit an application form

  • Submit the Study Overseas Short-term application form (PDF 183KB) * along with all other documents to your faculty programs adviser.
  • Before departure you must attend a scheduled compulsory pre-departure information session - run by your faculty

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

Indonesian application steps

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