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.

Sem 1, 2025 Exchange application deadline extended: now closes 23 June 2024.

NOTE: A number of host universities are already full and no longer available in the extended deadline. See the list of available hosts here.

8. Meet host country entry requirements

Entry requirements will vary based on your host location, duration of program and your citizenship. You may need a visa/entry permit for any country that you are transiting through to your final destination, even if you do not intend to leave the airport. You will need to research the entry requirements with all relevant foreign consulates or embassies. 

You will need to apply for an appropriate visa that will allow you study in your host country. To research your host country's visa requirements you should consult your host country's consulate website and your host university. 

On each host university page, you can find a link to your host country's visa information on the 'Visa and travel' tab.

Where to find host country visa information

The amount of time to process visa/entry permit applications vary - it can take up to 4 months. Make sure you apply for your visa or entry permit as soon as you receive your host university acceptance.

You will need to make sure that you have all the relevant documents required to apply for your visa. These may include:

  • valid passport
  • details of your insurance coverage
  • proof of host university acceptance
  • proof of home university support
  • proof of financial support
  • proof of health check and records

Exchange deadlines

Find a host university

 Global Experiences
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