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Business study tours and immersion programs

Develop your skills working on real projects through our various study tours and immersion programs. This opportunity is available to eligible students from all faculties and schools.

  1. Business study tours and immersion programs
  2. How to apply

Business study tours and immersion programs

Philippines Study Tour

This study tour allows you to undertake a cultural and responsible business immersion experience in the Philippines, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest emerging markets.

This unique program will allow you to better understand Philippine culture, responsible business practices and social enterprise projects that aim to positively impact on community well-being, economics, social reform and policy. You will be fully supported for the duration of the program by an academic from the Business School.

This program attracts standard Unit of Study fees and a program fee. The Business School offers a number of scholarships to help support students undertaking a study tour or immersion program.

A minimum number of participants will be required for the program to proceed.

You will receive 6 credit points towards your degree for successfully completing the program. The Philippines Study Tour is an elective unit of study worth 6 credit points and cannot count towards a major/specialisation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have room in your degree to undertake this unit.

Find more information about the Philippines Study Tour (pdf, 844KB).

Philippines Study Tour 2023

Study tour duration

2 weeks in country: 29 January – 10 February 2023

Information session

4-5pm, 2 August 2022 Sydney local time online or on campus at the H70 ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050.

Registrations have now closed. You'll be able to access a recording of the session through the Work Integrated Learning Canvas site

Application deadlines

Applications open 9am, 1 August 2022 Sydney local time.

Applications close 12pm, 9 September 2022 Sydney local time.

Students notified of outcome

23 September 2022

Student confirmation of participation and deposit due (non-refundable unless program is cancelled by University of Sydney)

7 October 2022

Full program fees due

4 November 2022

Compulsory pre-departure workshop

23/24 January 2023

Arrive in Manila

29 January 2023

Depart from Manila

10 February 2023


Normal tuition fee for unit of study plus A$3000 program fee.



To be eligible to apply you need to be enrolled in one of the following Business School degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (including combined degrees)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce (Extension)
  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance.

If you’re enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (including combined degrees) you’ll also need:

  • a minimum WAM of 50
  • to have completed 24 credit points of business units before you commence the program.

If you’re from another faculty or school, you’ll need to request written approval from the associate dean of your faculty/school to undertake this unit.

You can apply for the study tour before you receive written approval from your associate dean, however you will need to provide us with their approval before we can finalise your application. 

COVID-19 notice

COVID-19 restrictions may impact upon WIL Hub programs and program delivery modes may change at short notice. Students should check with the WIL Hub team before enrolment, accepting offers, or paying program fees (additional to tuition fees) for international programs and study tours. It's important you understand how restrictions may impact your specific program.

To ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of participants, this program will be conducted in accordance with the University’s COVID-19 response and the requirements of the NSW, Australian and Philippines governments.

In the event that the short-term study tour cannot be completed in-country due to COVID-19 restrictions, the program delivery mode may change. If this occurs, a virtual study tour experience will be delivered in order for students to meet the unit of study learning requirements.

The University strongly recommends that students make their own inquiries and consider carefully all relevant circumstances if they are considering participating in this program.

In the event that the program is cancelled by the University prior to commencement of the program, students will receive a 100% refund of the program fee only. The University will not be liable for any personal expenses incurred by students.

Students who participate in this program accept that they have considered the relevant circumstances and agree that the University has no liability in relation to their decision.

Financial assistance

There are a limited number of scholarships available for eligible students undertaking the Philippines Study Tour. You can apply for a scholarship to receive financial assistance for the program. This includes the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grants and Vice-Chancellor Global Mobility scholarships.

If you've previously received a scholarship or funding (including a Business School scholarship, New Colombo Plan, Endeavour, Vice-Chancellor's Global Mobility Scholarship) for any Business School work integrated learning unit of study, you will only be awarded a second scholarship or funding in exceptional circumstances. Priority will be given to students participating in their first work integrated learning unit of study.

Local Programs

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

International Programs

WIL Student Operations Coordinator
Last updated: 03 February 2023

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