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Shanghai Business Immersion Program

Program conditions

By submitting an application you agree to the following program conditions:

Selection criteria and application process

  • Acceptance into the program is selective and is based initially on the student's written application and online interview. Shortlisted students will be asked to attend an assessment centre which mirrors the graduate recruitment process.
  • All applicants must have completed (or will complete in semester 2 2017) at least 2 full semesters of Business School units.
  • Applicants must have a minimum Credit (65%) average across their Business School units.
  • Applications will only be accepted during the specified application dates via the online web-form. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants must not apply to graduate prior to completing their placement & unit of study requirements.
  • The University of Sydney Business School will administer all applications and all enquiries should be directed to: The Work Intergrated Learning Coordinator, Fiona Thien.


  • Internships will take place from early January to mid February 2018 (TBC).
  • As far as possible placements will be matched with each student's educational background and area of interest.
  • Applicants are encouraged to be open-minded and approach the program with a willingness to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
  • Students will work a minimum of 5 days per week with the specific hours being determined by the host organisation. The specific work hours are agreed with the host organisation prior to the commencement of placement.
  • Students are expected to represent the University, ISA and their host organisation in a positive manner at all times. Inappropriate behaviour or misrepresentation of the University's name and resources, either professionally or otherwise may result in the immediate termination of the student from the program.
  • Students must not attempt to facilitate work placement arrangements outside those directly associated with the program.
  • All internships are unpaid however students will earn 6 credit points for successfully completing the program.

Travel Arrangements

  • Students must ensure they possess a current Australian passport with 6 months validity after date of return.
  • Students require a visa and are responsible for obtaining this in a timely manner.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Shanghai. Students must arrive in Shanghai by early January 2018 to attend the mandatory Bridging Cultures Program.
  • Students are covered by The University of Sydney travel insurance for the duration of the program. Any personal travel in excess of 7 days (before or after the program) will not be covered by University insurance and students will need to organise their own cover for this travel period.


  • The program package fee is TBC.
  • A deposit of AUD$700 is due by 15 September 2017 and the full fees are due by 10 November 2017.
  • Students are responsible for additional costs including return airfares, visas and entry and exit fees, food and entertainment costs and any other incidental costs.

Additional costs not covered by the program fee:

  • The University of Sydney Business School Unit of Study.


  • Students are expected to agree to photographs or video taken in connection to the program being used for marketing purposes by the University of Sydney Business School and ISA.


  • Student information as required for administering all aspects of the program will be transferred from the University of Sydney Business School to ISA.

Refund Policy

  • In the event that the program is cancelled, students will receive a 100 per cent refund of the program fees.
  • Upon acceptance, all students must pay a deposit of AUD$700 by close of business on 15 September 2017, which will only be refunded in the event that the program is cancelled or a placement is not confirmed
  • Cancellation fees apply for students who withdraw from the program after confirming their participation. (Cancellations fees varies up to 100% of the program fee, depending on the date the student withdraws).
  • 100% FEE-HELP debt for the BUSS2330 unit of study will be incurred after the census date. No refund of program fee is payable for unit of study withdrawals received after this date.
  • Applications to withdraw from the program must be received in writing and lodged with the University of Sydney Business School Careers and Employability Office.