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The application deadline for the Semester 2, 2018 intake will be in mid-March 2018.

Late applications may be accepted on an individual case basis but will be dependent on institution availability and their deadlines.

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 and for in-country language courses (JPN200 and JPN201) minimum GPA 5 for Japanese. (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 semesterOS@usc.edu.au.
  • 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 semesterOS@usc.edu.au.
Step 3: Schedule a consultation session
  • Email the Study Overseas team via semesterOS@usc.edu.au with the following details: full name, student ID number and USC program. Please note: The Study Overseas team will not be holding any further consultations until February, 2018.
  • 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 (semesterOS@usc.edu.au) 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

^^ 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.

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 fabwil@usc.edu.au

Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering: email WPL_Foshee@usc.edu.au

Indonesian application steps

ACICIS Semester and Short-term programs
Step 1: Attend a consultation
Step 2: Contact FABWiL
  • Contact FABWiL to arrange a consultation to discuss the details of the application process (for USC and ACICIS) and how the ACICIS program fits in with your USC Program.
  • Eligibility for the ACICIS programs will be assessed in relation to:
      • Program of enrolment
      • Cumulative GPA - must to 5 or above
      • Age (for New Colombo Plan scholarships you must be under 28)
      • Nationality
      • Do you have enough available courses in your program?  You need to be able to return to USC to take a minimum of one course before you graduate.
      • Student will only be Faculty supported for 1 x ACICIS program for the duration of their USC academic career.
      • Additionally, prior volunteer work and overseas travel experience is desirable for the ACICIS Development Studies Practicum Program (DSPP).
  • Students wishing to enrol in the ACICIS Journalism Practicum need to make an appointment with Dr Renee Barnes in Journalism.
Step 3: Complete USC application form
  • Complete appropriate USC application via SONIA (WILS Online) and ACICIS application forms and arrange final consultation with FABWil for Faculty approval.
RUILI Lombok (Mataram) and West Timor (Kupang) Short-term programs
Step 1: Attend a consultation
  • Contact Dr Richard Curtis and arrange a consultation to discuss the appropriateness of the Lombok or West Timor program for you.
  • Prior to your consultation, review the RUILI website information in relation to the Lombok and West Timor program.
Step 2: Contact FABWIL
  • Contact FABWiL to arrange a consultation to discuss the details of the application process for USC and RUILI.
  • Eligibility for these programs will be assessed in relation to:
    • Program of enrolment
    • Cumulative GPA - for students in their second or third year of studies a Cumulative GPA of 4.5 or above GPA will be required (students in their first year of studies will general not have a GPA at time of applying).
    • Age (for New Colombo Plan scholarships you must be under 28)
    • Nationality
    • Do you have enough available courses in your program? You need to be able to return to USC to take a minimum of one course before you graduate.
    • Student will one be Faculty supported for 1 x Lombok and 1 x West Timor program for the duration of their USC academic career.
Step 3: Complete appropriate applications
  • Complete appropriate USC application via SONIA (WILS Online) and Register online at the RUILI website for the Lombok and West Timor program you wish to attend, before the registration deadline.
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