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Studying overseas not only provides life changing opportunities, but it is also an academic and cultural adventure – An adventure that allows you to move across the globe, and continue to undertake your USC academic studies, while fully immersing yourself in another culture.

Read on to get started on your Study Overseas journey.


The Study Overseas Program is conditionally open to students who are:

  • Enrolled in a full USC degree; and
  • Enrolled at a USC managed campus; and
  • 18 before the commencement of the Study Overseas Program.

Additionally, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a USC program that allows you to Study Overseas - To check if your program is eligible, read the ‘What will I study?’ tab on your program page.
  • Have successfully completed 8 courses at USC before you commence your study overseas semester.
  • Have and maintain a minimum GPA of 4.5.
  • Return to USC with at least 1 course remaining to complete your degree.
Research possible Study Overseas destinations

USC has a number of partner institutions around the world. You can choose to study in the Americas, Europe or Asia.

At this stage, you can 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. You can use this list to gain an understanding of the types of destinations / institutions on offer for the Study Overseas Program.

The actual partner institutions available during any given semester may differ from this list and Study Overseas applicants will be provided with final lists as part of the Study Overseas application process.

Ready to progress?

The ever evolving COVID-19 situation has created a lot of uncertainty for USC, its students and its respective Study Overseas programs. Given this uncertainty and the current travel restrictions and health risks associated with COVID-19, USC has decided to formally cancel the Study Overseas (SO) program for Semester 1 and 2, 2020 and Semester 1, 2021. This decision is in accordance with advice from the Australian Government (DFAT)Smartraveller and World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as USC’s decision to suspend all non-essential international travel for the foreseeable future.

We understand that this may disappoint students who were planning to study abroad in the near future. However, the health and well-being of USC students is our priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation.

We encourage students to continue to research their opportunities to Study Overseas. Any students interested in applying for the SO program in Semester 2, 2021 or beyond, are encouraged to review and research the cultural opportunities via the Semester programs page.

USC will announce when applications for Semester 2, 2021 will open via this page. Meanwhile, we want to thank you for your patience until we reopen the program.

Study Overseas Short-Term Programs provide a wide range of international educational experiences including Work Integrated Learning (WIL), Work Place Learning (WPL), Special Research Projects (SRP), internships, professional placements, clinical placements, study tours, short-term study and in-country language.

These opportunities are primarily advertised through your School. You will also find a selection of overseas Short-term projects on the USC website.

Speak with School academic staff, or the contact person listed on the web (attached to the individual projects), about the overseas projects available and your suitability for specific overseas projects, please liaise with your School to start the application and approval process.

The School can advise you about overseas program details, eligibility requirements, available funding and how to apply via Sonia Online. They will also give you access to the online Short-term program application form.