Overseas study opportunities

Sports Law and Governance

Sports law is a growing international field, fuelled by the commercialisation and growth of the sports sector and its importance economically, politically and socially. This new intensive course offered during the September break in 2017 provides a unique opportunity to undergraduate law students to complete the course at the esteemed Jindal Law School in Delhi, India while simultaneously undertaking a practical and cultural immersion in India.


Leading as Lawyers: Trans-Pacific Perspectives

Through a partnership between the University of Tennessee (UT) and The University of Queensland, UQ law students who are in their final or penultimate year in 2018 may apply to enrol this course that introduces students to basic leadership principles and the value of service through the lens of lawyers. The principles and values are explored from a cross-cultural perspective, giving American and Australian law students the opportunity to discuss subtleties in styles and approaches within the two legal systems on either side of the Pacific.


Trends in Criminal Justice in China: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

The TC Beirne School of Law is offering a unique new course in China. Up to twelve Bachelor of Laws students will be supported by grants to study in China for two weeks  in January 2018 ($3000 per student). The project will explore issues in Criminal Justice from a comparative perspective. Students will mix academic study with field-based learning, such as institutional visits and observations. The project will equip students with a distinct advantage for the pursuit of future opportunities in China and throughout the Indo Pacific.


Samoa Law Reform Commission Research Internship

In partnership with the Samoa Law Reform Commission, wwo UQ Bachelor of Laws students will be selected to participate in the program, which will run from approximately January 15 to February 12, 2018. Students will mix academic study with field-based learning, such as institutional visits and observations. The project will equip students with a distinct advantage for the pursuit of future opportunities in Samoa and throughout the Indo Pacific.


Organised Crime, Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants: joint courses with the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland

In semesters 1 and 2 each year, the UQ School of Law offers a course on organised crime, trafficking in persons, and smuggling of migrants in which student undertake research-based learning and collaborate with students in their field of studies from two leading universities in Austria and Switzerland. LAWS5231, the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Working Groups is designed foster international learning and research and to equip students with advanced research, communication, presentation, writing and teamwork skills. 


Uni–Capitol Washington Internship Programme

Uni-Capitol is an international exchange program between American and Australian Universities which allows students to complete full-time placements for eight weeks in a US Congressional office in Washington.


Joint LLB/LLM Program

The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law in cooperation with the Washington University (WU) School of Law in St Louis, Missouri, offers current UQ students a unique opportunity to complete their UQ law degree and an American LLM degree in a reduced time frame. WU students may combine their JD degree with an LLM at UQ. This joint initiative enables law students to undertake formal study in two jurisdictions and add a postgraduate qualification to their first law degree. The LLM in US Law also permits WU law graduates to sit for several States’ bar examinations, including the New York State Bar Exam.


Forever Sabah - International Environmental Law Clinic in Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo)

Forever Sabah is a 25-year programme to support Sabah’s transition to a diversified, equitable, circular economy. The clinic will work with Forever Sabah’s Legal Innovation Team to deliver cutting-edge legal advice and support, including identifying strategic entry points in the law for a range of environmental issues. This clinic offers students a ‘hands on’ opportunity to make a real contribution to environmental justice while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in Asia.


Endeavour Mobility Grants

The TC Beirne School of Law has secured funding under the Australian Government’s Endeavour Mobility Grants Scheme to assist 10 Bachelor of Laws students to travel to selected international institutions. Each grant will be for the sum of $2,000 to assist with travel and accommodation expenses.


Exploring Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Corporate Governance in Indonesia Program

The TC Beirne School of Law is offering a unique new course in Indonesia. Up to twelve Bachelor of Laws students will be supported by grants to study in Indonesia for two weeks during Summer Semester 2016-17 ($3000 per student). The project will explore issues of anti-corruption, integrity and corporate governance in Indonesia. 


UQ Abroad

UQ Abroad offers support for students wishing to go on exchange.


BEL Study Overseas

The BEL Faculty partners with UQ Abroad to offer exchange opportunities tailored to business, economics and law students.


NCP Scholarship Program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in participating Indo-Pacific locations.


Westpac Scholarship Program

Westpac offers Social Change, Future Leaders and Research scholarships for students wishing to undertake graduate study or research.