University Academic Credit & Funding Opportunities

We know sometimes funds can feel stretched when it comes to that first pre-lecture coffee, let alone a month overseas, and thankfully your universities recognise that too. PE Ventures is proud to work alongside tertiary institutions in Australia and Singapore in order to offer students the best possible integration of our project with their degree.

Project Everest is 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 see your university’s logo.

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.
Interdisciplinary Projects
A Project Everest Internship may count as an Industry and Community Project unit and will be offered as selective units within majors for students in February 2019 to Fiji. Industry and Community Project units are open to all third-year students who meet the eligibility requirements and all fourth-year students who have a spare elective. Students interested in taking these units need to follow their faculty’s instructions to enrol in a shell unit via Special Permission:

  • Architecture, Design and Planning: Please contact your Program Director to discuss enrolling in an Industry and Community Project.
  • Arts and Social Sciences: Please see the Exchange, Internship and Project units in the Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook 2018 and contact your Course Coordinator for more information. Students should enrol in INDP3000 Interdisciplinary Project. This unit is available to students who have completed at least 48 credit points of prior study and who have a weighted average mark above 65.
  • Business: Please see the Business School electives in the Sydney Business School Undergraduate Handbook 2018.
  • Engineering and Information Technologies: Please see the Engineering units of study in the Engineering and Information Technology Undergraduate Handbook 2018. Students should enrol in ENGG3800.
  • Health Sciences: Please contact your Course Coordinator to discuss enrolling in an Industry and Community Project.
  • Science: Please see the Science electives in the Science Undergraduate Handbook 2018.
  • Sydney Law School: Please see the Sydney Law School 2018 Handbook. Combined Law students in years 1, 2 and 3 must enrol in the faculty shell unit relevant to their non-law degree. Only LLB students in their final or penultimate year will enrol in LAWS3508. JD students in their final or penultimate year must enrol through LAWS5208.

Enrolment in these subjects enables you access to an OS-HELP loan.

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. * This Subject is not available to Psychology and Vision Science major students* Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information
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. Click here for more information
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. Click here for more information
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. Click here for more information.
International Work Placement in Business

This course requires students to integrate real world skills and experience with theoretical concepts and knowledge obtained during their program in an international context. Students will be able to undertake their work integrated learning placement in a broad spectrum of international work environments such as business and community / voluntary organisations, industry associations etc. A Project Everest Ventures Project can count as the international workplace required when enrolling in this unit. Admission to this 10 unit course is based on merit and the number of places available may be restricted. Students should enquire through the Course Coordinator or Program Convenor. Students must have completed at least 120 units of study.

 

Click here for more information.

Bachelor of Social Science Placement

Through this course students will engage directly with organizations which require social science input into their policy, planning and evaluation practices. A Project Everest Ventures Project can count as the 80-hour work placement requirement of the 10 unit subject. This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science and associated combined programs. Students must have completed 60 units of SOCS courses including pre-requisite courses to enrol in this course.

Click here for more information.

International Study Experience

This course provides students with the opportunity to broaden their educational experience and cultural cognisance through participation in an organised out of country activity. A Project Everest Ventures Project can count as this international activity. Admission to this 10 unit course is based on merit and the number of places available may be restricted. Students should inquire through the Course Coordinator, or Program Convenor. Students must have completed at least 80 units at 1000/2000 level.

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. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information
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. Click here for more information
Undergraduate & Postgraduate Professions Internship
This internship subject, available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students focuses on providing students with an opportunity to experience a hands-on business environment in which to observe and apply their knowledge and skills from their degree. Sitting across the faculties of Business, Law, and Design/Architecture, PROF 3500 (undergrad) and PROF 7500 (postgrad) will supplement the learning from your core degree with real-world experience.

Professions students will be able to obtain 3 units (1 subject) course credit by completing four weeks on project with us, with UOA assessment tasks set by your faculty. Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan and Travel Grant, with eligibility for NCP funding worth up to $3000 for Fiji Projects.

Click here for more information

Engineering Professional Experience

A compulsory requirement for the successful completion of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is the undertaking of 12 weeks of practical experience. A Project Everest Ventures project can count for 4-8 weeks of practical experience due to the hands-on, practical nature of the projects, regardless of which country it is undertaken. Conditional approval prior to departure and formal approval upon return is required, and is sought through course coordinators and Global Learning. For Projects undertaken in Timor-Leste, NCP grants worth up to $3000 are available. A UOA $500 Global Learning Travel Grant is available, as well as course credit and access to an OS-HELP loan.

Click here for more information.

Community Engagement Learning Project
UOA’s Community Engagement Learning Project subject encourages Arts/Humanities students to explore community and business needs in community sectors with a focus on developing cultural awareness, social justice and community engagement skills. Our internships provide the opportunities to satisfy the experiential requirement for this subject (ARTS 3100), equivalent to 3 units of study. Students wishing to undertake this internship must have already completed at least 6 units of level 2 undergraduate study. Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan and the Global Learning Travel Grant of $500.

Click here for more information

Agriculture: Professional Experience
Students studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences must undertake 12 weeks of work experience to successfully complete their degree requirements. Undertaking an internship with Project Everest can count towards 4-8 weeks of equivalent professional experience, specifically our agriculture and food security-based projects across all countries of operation. This experience is a core component of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences program and an elective for students in the Bachelor of Animal Sciences program. It is assessable as part of the Level 3 course AGRIC 3500WT Professional Skills in Agricultural Science III. Conditional approval prior to departure and formal approval upon return is required, and is sought through course coordinators and Global learning, with access to an OS-HELP loan and Global Learning Travel grant available.

Click here for more information

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 weeks of your professional experience requirement. Students must have completed 48 credit points towards their degree. Click here for more information. Currently, Project Everest is formalising its credit and grant options with other faculties at The Australian National University. This is only on a case by case basis in collaboration with your University Coordinator.
Mechanical Engineering: Industrial Experience
The Industrial Experience requirement for Mechanical Engineering students at UniSA is aimed at preparing students for their future roles as professional engineering practitioners through the practical performance of engineering tasks and processes. Mechanical Engineering students are required to undertake at least 12 weeks of full-time engineering work, and a Project Everest Ventures project can account for 8 weeks of placement under MENG 3007. This may also be credited for a 4.5 unit course.

To acquire course credit students must have completed 63 units of a Bachelor of Engineering Degree. Students are encouraged to undertake the course EEET 3033 Professional Engineering Practice E as part of their preparation for MENG 3007 Industrial Experience. Further, as a UniSA student, you may access a mobility grant of up to $1000 with additional access to a OS-HELP loan.

Click here for more information

Civil Engineering: Industrial Experience
All Civil Engineering students are required to complete a period of industrial experience in a relevant industry prior to graduation for a minimum of 12 weeks, and a Project Everest Ventures internship can qualify towards this required experience. As part of their Final Year Assessment, students are required to submit an Industry Experience Report which will detail the learnings on project with us. With no prerequisites to undertake this Industrial Experience subject (ENG 3005), it can be completed at any point in the student’s studies. Further, as a UniSA student, you may access a mobility grant of up to $1000 with additional access to a OS-HELP loan.

Click here for more information

Business Internships
For students studying within the business faculty, coming overseas as part of a Project Everest Ventures internship will be recognised as the equivalent of 3 units/1 subject of course credit, regardless of the project or country of operation. This internship opportunity is aimed at applying business principles to work related tasks beyond the scope of the classroom in an industry context.

The requirements for receiving this course credit is the successful prior completion of 72 units of course credit, 3 years of enrolment, and a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Each student must discuss with their program director for approval of a shell subject the 3 units will count towards, with no course fee charged. This is discussed on a case-by-case basis. Further, as a UniSA student, you may access a mobility grant of up to $1000 with additional access to a OS-HELP loan.

Click here for more information

Please note there is no formal partnership between UTS and Project Everest. However, students are encouraged to approach their unit coordinators to get credit approved on a case-by-case basis.
Currently, Project Everest is formalising its credit and grant options with the University of Notre Dame. The following subjects may be able to count towards a Project Everest Project, ARTS3008 – Arts Internship, COMM3008 – Communications Internship, BUSN3900 – Business Internship and LAWS3739 – Law Internship. This is only on a case by case basis in collaboration with your University Coordinator and OS-HELP is also available for students undertaking these subjects.
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. Click here for more information. Please note there is no formal partnership between Macquarie University and Project Everest.
Professional Experience - Postgraduate
The Monash Professional Experience subject (APG 5044) is offered to postgraduate students to explore critical thinking and professional judgement as well as apply technical skills and a broad discipline knowledge to complex problems. Completing a Project Everest Ventures project will qualify as the equivalent experience to satisfy this subject.

Students enrolled in this subject are eligible to gain credit points for coming on project, specifically 12 points, SCA Band 1, and 0.250 EFTSL. To be considered for this program students must have an average of 70 distinction across 24 credit points of core coursework units and approval from the course coordinator. Successful applicants will be able to apply for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship of up to $2500, OS Help of up to $7764, Monash Connect Loan of up to $3000, and NCP funding for projects operating in Fiji July 2018.

Click here for more information

Arts International Experience
The Arts International Experience subject, available to all students, aims to develop intercultural competency and sense of global citizenship through an international experience relevant to their study discipline. Completing a Project Everest Ventures project will qualify as the equivalent experience to satisfy this subject. This experience can be undertaken as a 6 credit point (ATS 2170) or a 12 credit point (ATS 3170) subject, and to be eligible to obtain course credit, students must be in second or third year and have a minimum GPA of 60%. This unit requires an equivalent of 144 contact hours including assessment tasks and in-country program activities, and whilst most elements of the program are self-directed on project, students may be required to attend on-campus sessions in Australia.

Once students are accepted into this unit, they will be invited to apply through Project Everest. If students do not apply through Monash, and do not receive approval to undertake this unit, the student will not receive credit for undertaking a Project Everest Ventures project. Successful applicants will be able to apply for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship of up to $2500, OS Help of up to $7764, Monash Connect Loan of up to $3000, and NCP funding for projects operating in Fiji July 2018.

Click here for more information

ENG 4201: Engineering Project
As part of this 6 credit point engineering subject, Project (ENG 4201), students are encouraged to investigate civil and environmental engineering issues. The projects will be industry related, and students are encouraged and expected to use various types of study as required, such as field studies and literature surveys. Students undertaking Civil Engineering that have previously completed 120 points are able to apply for a Project Everest Ventures internship, and successful completion of the internship and follow up work will satisfy the requirements for this subject. Successful applicants will be able to apply for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship of up to $2500, OS Help of up to $7764, and Monash Connect Loan of up to $3000.

Click here for more information

WIL: Work Integrated learning
Work Integrated Learning across all faculties aims to arm graduates with practical, industry experience as well as academic credit. Students who undertake a Project Everest Ventures internship and are enrolled in subjects with a WIL component within them will be eligible to obtain between 6 to 24 credit points depending on the enrolled subject. Coming on this project is a great way to gain academic credit whilst building new contacts and networks with like-minded people. Successful applicants will be able to apply for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship of up to $2500, OS Help of up to $7764, and Monash Connect Loan of up to $3000.

Click here for more information

GEIP: Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program
The GEIP opportunity at RMIT has three streams of focus that encourage real world, hands-on experiences, exploring entrepreneurship and understanding international business culture. Due to the nature of a Project Everest Ventures project, students who undertake an internship with us will receive recognition of their experience towards this program’s requirements. Students will have to apply through Global Mobility and to confirm credits, students will need to seek approval from their Program Coordinator. RMIT Students may be eligible for OS-Help loans or an RMIT Equity Travel Grant valued between $500 and $2500, with further scholarships and alternative funding options available on the Global Mobility website.

Click here for more information

Undergraduate Business Internship
The Undergraduate Business Internship is an elective that provides students with the opportunity to explore Industry Placement related to their field of study. This subject (BUSM 4471) is worth 12 credit points, and has a requirement of approximately 120 hours or equivalent of internship experience; undertaking a Project Everest Venture project can be counted towards this. To enrol in this subject, email [email protected] to advise. RMIT Students may be eligible for OS-Help loans or an RMIT Equity Travel Grant valued between $500 and $2500, with further scholarships and alternative funding options available on the Global Mobility website.

Click here for more information

WIL: Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning across the engineering and business faculties aims to provide students with opportunities for the real life application of academic learning. Students who undertake a Project Everest Ventures internship and are enrolled in subjects with a WIL component can attribute the experience towards their degrees. Discuss with your Program Coordinator to confirm unit credit on a case-by-case basis. RMIT Students may be eligible for OS-Help loans or an RMIT Equity Travel Grant valued between $500 and $2500, with further scholarships and alternative funding options available on the Global Mobility website.

Click here for more information

SCIE 30002: Science and Technology Internship
Students studying a science discipline at UoM (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedicine or included in the following Bachelor of Environments majors: Civil Systems, Environmental Science, Geomatics, Landscape Management, Environmental Engineering Systems) may enrol in SCIE30002 Science and Technology Internship when undertaking a Project Everest Project.

The subject involves completion of an 80-100 hour science or technology work placement integrating academic learning in science areas of study, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of science and technology organisations, workplace culture and career pathways.

Click here for more information on eligibility and requirements.

Successful applicants will be able to apply for the Melbourne Mobility Awards of up to $2500 and a OS Help loan. For more details about eligibility and how to apply, click here.

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. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.