Costs and Funding

We estimate that a semester of exchange will cost between $13,000 and $18,000. This includes airfares, accommodation, insurance, visa and food costs. The exact amount will depend on the cost of living in your host country.


As you will remain enrolled in a standard full-time study load at UQ (8 units) while on exchange, you will pay tuition fees at UQ. You do not have to pay tuition fees to your host university. Refer to Enrolment at UQ to understand how your exchange enrolments work and the codes you will be enrolled in.

International students: Please refer to the International Student Fees Schedule for the exchange tuition fees.

Domestic Commonwealth Supported Students: The Student Contribution Amount for each course will be based on the semester of enrolment, and your cohort. See the Unit of study schedule page on my UQ for details, including the student contribution amount for EXCH courses.

Domestic full fee-paying students: The fees payable for each course will depend on the semester of enrolment and program level (UG or PG). Refer to the relevant fees schedule for exchange tuition costs.


If you are accepted into a semester-based exchange by the Internships and Global Experiences Team (IGET), you are 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 grant or scholarship for the same experience.

* additional documents may be requested