University Academic Credit & Funding Opportunities

Project Everest is proud to work alongside tertiary institutions in Australia and Singapore in order to offer students the best possible integration of our Program with their degree. This not only allows some students to access academic credit, scholarships and grants, but enables you to see how your discipline can be utilised to assist in solving some of the world’s most complex issues.

All academic credit is subject to approval by each university. Please contact the relevant faculty to apply for academic credit.

To find out if you can access academic credit, scholarships or grants, please click on your university’s logo.

Science Internship

Students completing an Agriculture degree under the Science Faculty can undertake AGEN3002 12-week Industry Internship by participating in a Project Everest project, a 12 credit point unit, which requires department permission for enrolment. A minimum of 96cp from Year 1 and Year 2 units is required before enrolling in this subject.

This unit of study is designed as a Work-Integrated Learning industry placement in the agri-food sector where students will consolidate and contextualise the knowledge and skills in applied science and business they have gained in Years 1-3 of the degree.

Internships are established by the Food and Agribusiness Internship Coordinator in consultation with students and host organisations.

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The Global Citizenship Award

Participating in a Project Everest project may count for Citizenship in Action points as part of USYD’s Global Citizenship Award (GCA). The GCA is an extra-curricular program providing distinctive international leadership opportunities to prepare you as a global citizen that undertaken alongside any degree at USYD. An Overseas internship or volunteer work (100 hours or more) with Project Everest is equal to 25 points which is a quarter of the points you need to complete the program.

Interested students must complete the Global Citizenship Award registration form to join the program.

Although this pathway, does not directly give you access to credit or funding, by engaging in a range of internationally focused activities, USYD students get real experience at applying the concepts of cross-cultural understanding, all the while enhancing their resume. Employers want universal, critical thinkers that have a broad range of skill sets when entering the job market.

Case-by-case Credit

Currently, Project Everest is formalising its credit and grant options with The University of Sydney. However, certain subjects may be able to count as course credit when undertaking a Project Everest project. This is only on a case by case basis in collaboration with your University Coordinator.

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Science Internship

This course had been developed for students who find a work placement / internship either unpaid or paid and would like to receive academic credit for the placement. This course will enable students to explore and gain a practical understanding of the requirements and expectations of the professional workplace through experiential learning. Students will develop their knowledge, capabilities and employability skills. Internships/work placements enable students to gain practical, supervised experience in the workplace.

The course is available to domestic and international students. If a domestic or international student wishes to undertake an overseas work placement extra conditions will apply before the placement is approved. Students must have a WAM of 65 with no more than 1 fail or above and have completed 48 units of credit to be eligible for this course. Permission to enrol in SCIF2199 will only be granted if the work internship/work placement is compatible to the student’s major. Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

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Engineering Professional Experience

As a requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during the course and submit an Industrial Training report and show they satisfy the requirement. A Project Everest Project can account for 4 weeks of your professional experience requirement by enrolling in the subject ENGG4999. 8-12 week projects must be approved by the faculty on a case-by-case situation. Students must have completed 48 credit points towards their degree to order to enrol in this unit.

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Engineering Professional Experience

As a requirement to complete a Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during the course and submit a report to the satisfaction of the Discipline Directors of Studies. A Project Everest Project can account for 4-6 weeks of your professional experience requirement. Students must have completed at least 12 months of engineering specific subjects, or equivalent of 48 credit points, towards their degree.

Currently students only specific Project Everest ventures are recognised as providing professional experience, including any of our existing ventures in Timor-Leste, as well as Everest Recycling Solutions in Cambodia, and Bio-Fuels in Fiji.

Students seeking professional experience accreditation for their internship must enrol in ENGG454, which is available to all students studying a Bachelor or combined Bachelors of Engineering. OS-HELP is available for this subject, as well as New Colombo Plan funding for Engineering Students completing a venture in energy, fuel or waste. For more information about the additional course requirements for this subject, follow the link below.

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Careers Ready Learning and Program.

UOW Careers Central offers this internship subject as an elective to all undergraduate students who have completed at least 72 credit points, or the equivalent of three full sessions, and have a weighted average mark of 60 or above. In CRLP200/201, students develop their ability to plan and manage their career and must complete a work experience component. A Project Everest project can account for this requirement. This elective can be taken as either a 6 or 8 credit point elective subject depending on the chosen venture’s suitability with your course. OS-HELP is also available for students undertaking this subject and as part of its successful completion, students must attend one compulsory placement preparation workshop.

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Professional Experience in Business

The Professional Experience in Business elective is aimed at integrating and applying your university skills into a real-world industry setting. To be eligible to apply to undertake COMM391: Professional Experience in Business, students must have completed at 72 credit points, including core subjects from 1st year business. Currently only ventures in Cambodia, Timor-Leste or Fiji are recognised to successfully complete the required experience for this subject, with OS-HELP available.

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Engineering Professional Experience

As a requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during the course. A Project Everest Project can account for 4-12 weeks of your professional experience requirement. Students must have completed 48 credit points towards their degree.

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Case-by-case Credit

Currently, Project Everest is formalising its credit and grant options with The University of Newcastle. However the following subjects, BUSN3500, COMP3850 and SCIT3600, may be able to count as course credit when undertaking a Project Everest project. This is only on a case by case basis in collaboration with your University Coordinator.

Community Internship

This 10CP free-choice elective course, 3002LFC, is available to all students who have completed a miniumum of 80CP of study. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of professional and personal skills while making a difference in their community through combining a Project Everest project with academic learning through an international internship. The project may be related to the student’s discipline studies, or could be an opportunity to explore working with an organisation outside of their normal discipline learning context.

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Engineering Professional Practice

This course incorporates the principles of work integrated learning through exposure to professional engineering practice, undertaken in country with Project Everest. The course allows students to further develop advanced skills in the theory and application of professional aspects of modern engineering practice. This course integrates your professional practice learnings embedded within the engineering degree program with the professional competencies you have achieved during project. A Project Everest Project can account for 4-12 weeks of your professional experience requirement. Students must have completed 48 credit points towards their degree.

We have been successful in winning 10x New Colombo Plan Funding grants of $3000 for engineering students wishing to participate on a project in Fiji in 2018.

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Engineering Professional Experience

As a core requirement to complete the Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during their undergraduate studies. This 10 credit point subject, 300579 Professional Experience, fulfils one of the requirements of accreditation from Engineers Australia. For this subject and the undertaking of this experience OS-HELP is available, as well as two WSU travel grants: the Student Mobility Grant, and The Academy Travel Grant.

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Health Science Social Enterprise Internship

For undergraduate students within the Health Science faculty, a set number of work experience placement hours are required for the successful completion of all Bachelor degrees. Undertaking a Social Enterprise Internship will award students credit for work placement units, with the potential for course credit to be awarded additionally. Students do need to negotiate with course coordinators on a case-by-case basis, as well as for access to the grants and financial support available. Currently OS-HELP is available, as well as two WSU travel grants: the Student Mobility Grant, and The Academy Travel Grant.

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Global Leadership Program

Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program is an extracurricular program that can be undertaken alongside any degree at Macquarie. The Global Leadership Program has been designed so that students not only learn global skills and understanding – but put them into practice by studying, volunteering and participating in activities in Australia and overseas.

The GLP awards credit for academic and cultural experiences with an international component or cross-cultural focus to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

By engaging in a range of internationally focused activities, Macquarie students get real experience at applying the concepts of cross-cultural understanding, all the while enhancing their resume.

A Project Everest Program may be attributed towards your GLP requirements. We encourage you to contact GLP staff directly to inquire further.

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Please note there is no formal partnership between Macquarie University and Project Everest.

Case-by-case Credit

Currently, Project Everest is formalising its credit and grant options with The Australian National University. However the following subject, ENGN3100, may be able to count as course credit when undertaking a Project Everest project. This is only on a case by case basis in collaboration with your University Coordinator.

Please note there is no formal partnership between ANU and Project Everest.

OS-Help Loans


OS-HELP is a loan available to undergraduate students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported universities who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, visa’s and other major travel costs. If you are undertaking academic credit for a Project Everest program you might be eligible to apply for an OS-HELP Loan.

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