Student exchange: study overseas while at uni

Costs and scholarships

Study abroad and exchange programs are two different things and vary in the way they are administered by the University and in the way they are funded by the student. Find out more about the cost of going on exchange.

James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship aims to promote international understanding and advance the academic development of students by enabling them to spend part of their degree in an approved overseas institution where they will undertake studies.

Full time students who are Australian citizens who are enrolled in their later years of an undergraduate degree (excluding Honours) are eligible. Your proposed studies must be approved by the Faculty of Science and count towards the completion of your degree. Preference will be given to students who wish to undertake their studies at an institution in Asia.

The scholarship is valued at $5000 for one semester abroad.

More information and how to apply.

Chevening scholarships for postgraduate study in the UK

The Chevening Scholarships programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) through the British High Commission, Canberra and administered by the British Council. The programme offers outstanding graduates and young professionals the opportunity to study at UK universities. The awards are made for one year's formal study for a postgraduate qualification or for a shorter period of not less than three months to pursue private study or research at a university or similar institution in the UK. More information about the Chevening scholarships.

Applying for exchange

You must plan early for an exchange. Many students begin their initial brainstorming about a year before they plan to leave the country. The application process itself is quite complex and you should plan to commence the application process 4 to 6 weeks before the deadline.

Detailed information about the application process is available from the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.

For exchanges that commence First Semester (March) next year:

  • Collect the Exchange Application Kit by the first Friday in June of this year.
  • Submit the Exchange Application by the first Friday in July of this year.

For exchanges that commence in Second Semester (July) next year:

  • Collect the Exchange Application Kit by the last Friday in October of this year.
  • Submit the Exchange Application by the last Friday in November of this year.

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