PRIMO: Short-Course Program

Overview

PRIMO courses are credit-bearing short multi-disciplinary overseas programs designed for undergraduate students in their first-years. Students will also have the opportunity to apply for a range of ANU and Australian Government grants. While priority is given to applicants in their first year of undergraduate study, later year students can also apply for certain programs but will not be eligible to receive grant funding. Later year students can apply for OS-HELP if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Please click on the link for each program below to find out more about application and funding.

Applications for December/January Program will  open from 1 July  - 23 September
Applications for July Program will open from February - April

 

Eligibility

1. Academic College Approval
You are required to obtain approval from your academic college. Please download this form and take it to your ANU Academic College to seek approval. Please specify the PRIMO course you would like to undertake. PRIMO is designed to match ANU 1000 level elective courses.


2. Application Assessment
Students can apply for more than one PRIMO program. Application assessment is based on the following:

  • Response to the written statement of purpose;
  • You have completed 48 units or less by the program commencement date

Please note PRIMO is designed for first year students and first year students will receive priority when assessing applications. We will accept later year students on this program if capacity permits.


3. Home country and citizenship criteria
International students who hold citizenship from their home country are not permitted to undertake studies back in their home country for exchange studies. International students should ensure the country chosen for exchange does not have any restrictions on travel to the country based on citizenship.

4. Age restrictions
Students who are under 18 years of age at time of departure are not able to participate in this program.
 

PRIMO 2020 June/July Session 

Canada - Political Sciences Summer Institute at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Enjoy two weeks in the Canadian summer, studying political sciences at one of Canada's leading universities. Students will be taught by award winning professors and researchers as well as others from the world of politics and the media. Cultural trips and field work as well as peer based learning will be integral to the learning experience. Click on the title link for more information and to apply.

South Korea - International Summer Semester at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul
Explore Korea's history, culture and people though a unique 4-week academic program at one of Korea's leading educational institutions this winter. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in the fields of business and management, economics, social sciences, engineering, computer science, date science, and Korean studies. At the same time, students will experience Korea and gain numerous new friends from around the world as well as participating in various extracurricular activities such as Old City Tour, Taekwondo Tryout, K-pop Dance, and many more. Click on the title link for more information and to apply.

 

Previous Summer and Winter PRIMO Options


2020 January Options

Japan - 'Winter in Japan' at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto)
If you are interested in learning about Japanese language and culture, this program is tailored for you. You will have the opportunity to undertake five weeks of study, field trips and cultural activities at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

South Korea - Winter Abroad at Yonsei, Seoul
Yonsei University offers a six week winter program at its Seoul campus for first year students to enjoy an academic winter session in Seoul. The program is composed of two separate three week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and afternoon Korean language classes.

Hungary - Budapest Winter Programme at ESSCA
Experience the beauty of a European winter with ESSCA Hungary at their winter programme in Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Students can spend two weeks studying business and marketing (no prerequisites required), including cultural and corporate visits across Hungary.

 

2019 Summer Options:

South Korea - Winter Abroad at Yonsei, Seoul

Yonsei University offers a six week winter program at its Seoul campus for first year students to enjoy an academic winter session in Seoul. The program is composed of two separate three week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and afternoon Korean language classes.

Japan - 'Winter in Japan' at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto)

If you are interested in learning about Japanese language and culture, this program is tailored for you. You will have the opportunity to undertake five weeks of study, field trips and cultural activities at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

Hungary - Budapest Winter Programme at ESSCA

Experience the beauty of a European winter with ESSCA Hungary at their winter programme in Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Students can spend two weeks studying business and marketing (no prerequisites required), including cultural and corporate visits across Hungary.


2018 Winter Options:

Canada - Political Sciences Summer Institute at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Enjoy two weeks in the Canadian summer, studying political sciences at one of Canada's leading universities. Students will be taught by award winning professors and researchers as well as others from the world of politics and the media. Cultural trips and field work as well as peer based learning will be integral to the learning experience.

United Kingdom - International Summer School at University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

UEA offers students the opportunity to spend four weeks living in a medieval city, studying with a diverse international cohort of students. There are a range of subjects on offer from digital animation to medieval plagues, and a range of social activities on offer, including weekend trips to London and Stonehenge.

South Korea - International Summer Semester at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

Explore Korea's history, culture and people though a unique 4-week academic program at one of Korea's leading educational institutions this winter. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in the fields of business and management, economics, social sciences, engineering, computer science, date science, and Korean studies. At the same time, students will experience Korea and gain numerous new friends from around the world as well as participating in various extracurricular activities such as Old City Tour, Taekwondo Tryout, K-pop Dance, and many more.

Hong Kong - International Summer School at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Experience the local culture and life in an unique international cosmopolitan at one of Asian booming economies by studying a short course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong this summer. Students can study a wide variety of academic courses while participating in many cultural and social activities with local and international students around the world. The course also includes a field trip to Shenzhen or study break to Beijing.