Costs and Funding

We estimate that a semester of exchange will cost between $12,000 and $15,000. This includes airfares, accommodation, insurance, visa and food costs. The exact amount will depend on the cost of living in your host country.

You remain liable for tuition fees at UQ as you will remain enrolled in a standard full-time load at UQ (8 units) while overseas. This means that you do not have to pay tuition fees to your host university.

Please note that tuition fee and student contribution rates increase each year. You can use the Fee Schedules to check on the tuition you will be charged while on exchange:

Domestic students: click on Domestic and check the fees for Exchange Studies (EXCH).

International students: Click on International and refer to the relevant fee schedule.


If you are accepted into a semester-based exchange by the Internships and Global Experiences Team (IGET), you are automatically considered for one of the grants outlined below.

Please note that funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded.

You are not eligible to receive more than one UQ administered funding for the same experience.