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International experience

Our overseas study exchanges, tours and work placements offer international career development and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A semester overseas

With over 200 partner institutions in 43 countries to choose from, why not spend a semester of your degree in another country?

The skills and knowledge you acquire can give you an edge in the job market.

You'll gain invaluable insights into a different legal system and culture, and demonstrate your initiative, flexibility and commitment.

Some of our preferred partners for law and justice include:

Work experience

Immerse yourself in a short-term work placement or study tour in South-East Asia or the Pacific.

These programs provide wonderful opportunities for you to:

  • improve access to justice
  • gain an understanding of legal and cultural issues in another country
  • earn advanced standing (credit) towards your degree.

Recent tours have taken students to Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Bhutan, Myanmar and Vanuatu.

Competitions and conferences

International mooting competitions provide an opportunity to test your advocacy skills on the world stage.

Our mooting teams have a strong track record at competitions such as the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Mooting Competition in Hong Kong and the International Criminal Court Moot Competition in the Netherlands.

At QUT Law we support students to follow their passions at international events, such as the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York.

Travel bursaries

Generous travel bursaries and scholarships are available to help fund your international experience.

QUT awarded more than $1 million in funding to law and justice students on overseas programs from 2015 to 2018.

Additional funds can be obtained through government loans and scholarships like the New Colombo Plan.

Student stories

'I spent a semester at one of China’s most prestigious universities and a month working at Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong. My exchange was unforgettable and taught me so many valuable life skills.'

Roisin, China

'I had an amazing seven-month exchange at the University of Leeds. I had the opportunity to branch out of law and try some units that were completely new to me.'

Myles, England

'It is nearly impossible to pick the highlight of my exchange. However, the clear winner would have to be the friends I made from all over the world who I know will be friends for life.'

Kathryn, Canada

In 2018, law and justice students facilitated legal education workshops in Vanuatu. They raised awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues among senior members of the Vanuatu Police Force and helped promote free climate legal services on climate change to villagers on Moso Island.

'I completed a two-week immersion program in Tokyo with Mitsui & Co. It was fantastic to visualise Australia’s trade relationship with Japan.'

Lauren, Japan

'QUT Law supported me through two internships, in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar. These were fantastic opportunities to develop cross-cultural competency in working with foreign lawyers.'

Chris, Papua New Guinea

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