Applying for exchange

So you've decided you want to apply for a semester-based exchange!

Before you start the application process make sure you have confirmed that you are eligible and know where you want to go.

If you are having difficulty at any stage of the application process, please contact an Internships and Global Experiences Coordinator for help. Do not contact your host institution directly as all enquiries must be made through Global Experiences until you are formally accepted.

Applications for Semester 1 2022 exchange have been cancelled

Due to the on-going uncertainty around the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all outbound Semester-based exchange for Semester 1, 2022.

This decision has been made in accordance with all relevant Federal and Queensland Government advice and restrictions and in consideration of health, insurance and other risk factors. This applies to all UQ students regardless of your current geographical location and citizenship. 

We understand that this is disappointing news and will affect many of our students, however, your health and safety remain a priority for UQ and we think it is important to provide a degree of certainty to students who had been planning to undertake a Global Experience in the first half of 2022.  

All applications for Semester 1, 2022 Exchange will be withdrawn. Should you wish to apply for Semester 2, 2022, applications will open on 18 October 2021

Please refer to the Global Experiences FAQs  if you have any further questions or email the Internships and Global Experiences team via . 

1. Complete a progression check

Progression checks (or program planners) allow students to self-check the courses they have already completed, and those remaining in their UQ program.

Make sure you are aware of the course requirements of your UQ program before completing the progression check/program planner.

Important: Going on exchange in your final semester may delay your graduation date. 

How to complete a progression check for your faculty?

HASS Faculty


For more information from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS), please see: Program Advice

Science Faculty

For more information from the Faculty of Science, please see: Read this

BEL Faculty

For more information from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL), please see: Progression Checks

EAIT Faculty

For more information from the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT (EAIT), please see: Contact faculty

Find out more about progression checks in other faculties

 Exchange Deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)