Enrich your study with international experience

As a UQ student, you have the opportunity to study overseas for one or two semesters on a semester-based exchange program and earn credit towards your UQ degree. You also have opportunities to undertake a short-term experience or an internship.

As a faculty, we strongly encourage you to take up various opportunities to see the world and gain invaluable experience learning and living in another culture.  This experience can provide great advantages for your future employment and career development.

Current opportunity 

Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (BIHEM) and Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (BTHEM) exchange opportunity to Thailand and Hong Kong

Would you rather eat endless amounts of street food in Thailand or shop til you drop in Hong Kong? With the exciting new BIHTM and BTHEM Exchange Opportunity, you can do both while earning credit towards your BIHTM or BTHEM degree!

This opportunity exists for a group of motivated BIHTM and BTHEM students (including eligible dual degree students) to join a unique study program. Commencing in the second half of 2022, you can study overseas at two of our premier partner institutions in Hong Kong and Thailand, gain credit transfer, and have the time of your life by broadening your degree experience and gaining a new perspective on your studies and future employment opportunities.  

Study at Mahidol University, Thailand, ranked among the most prestigious educational institutions in Thailand, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ranked #39 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.

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Student experiences

Jack Chan

By undertaking this program, I have had the opportunity to experience the tourism and hospitality that both countries have to offer.

- Jack Chan

Every day was an opportunity to explore somewhere new and I made life-long friends. Having the opportunity to "live" in a country rather than just be a tourist is really special.

- Amanda Davenport

Jack Chan

Would you rather eat endless amounts of street food in Thailand or shop til you drop in Hong Kong? With the exciting new BIHTM and BTHEM Exchange Opportunity, you can do both while earning credit towards your BIHTM or BTHEM degree!

This opportunity exists for a group of motivated BIHTM/BTHEM students (including eligible dual degree students) to join a unique study program. Commencing in the second half of 2020, you can study overseas at two of our premier partner institutions in Hong Kong and Thailand, gain credit transfer, and have the time of your life by broadening your degree experience and gaining a new perspective on your studies and future employment opportunities.  

Study at Mahidol University, Thailand, ranked among the most prestigious educational institutions in Thailand, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ranked #46 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Student experiences

Jack Chan

By undertaking this program, I have had the opportunity to experience the tourism and hospitality that both countries have to offer.

- Jack Chan

Every day was an opportunity to explore somewhere new and I made life-long friends. Having the opportunity to "live" in a country rather than just be a tourist is really special.

- Amanda Davenport

Jack Chan

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Key dates

Application deadline

23 November 2021 (places are limited - apply as early as possible)

Program dates

Sep - Dec 2022: semester of study in Thailand


Jan - May 2023: semester of study in Hong Kong


Note: Study at both institutions is compulsory

Fast facts

Type: Exchange
Location: Thailand and Hong Kong
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate

Institutions

Mahidol University, Thailand
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Eligibility and applications

  • You must complete a minimum of 16 units at UQ when exam results are released this November
  • Your cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 5.0 out of 7.0
  • This opportunity is available to BIHTM, BIHTM (single or eligible dual degree) students majoring in Hospitality Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Tourism and Event Management or without a major.
  • International students whose previous country of residence or citizenship is either Thailand or Hong Kong are not eligible to participate in this program
  • Applications close 23 November 2021 - places are limited so please enquire as soon as possible

Credit

Courses undertaken at each partner institution will be credited back to your UQ studies and you will receive specific advice in regards to credit options and course planning.

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Key dates

Application deadline

23 November 2021 (places are limited - apply as early as possible)

Program dates

Sep - Dec 2022: semester of study in Thailand


Jan - May 2023: semester of study in Hong Kong


Note: Study at both institutions is compulsory

Fast facts

Type: Exchange
Location: Thailand and Hong Kong
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate

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