Eligibility criteria

To take part in a semester-based Exchange, you will need to meet certain eligibility criteria both before and after applying through the Global Experiences Team. 

1. General criteria

Full acceptance for an Exchange cannot be given until all components of Eligibility Criteria Parts 1 & 2 have been achieved.
Work your way through this checklist to make sure you have met all eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria: Part 1*

Part 1 eligibility criteria will be assessed after the application deadline and the release of grades.

All students must:

  • be enrolled and taking classes in a UQ degree program (during the semester of application)
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 (by the end of the semester of application)
  • achieve a minimum GPA of 4.5 (in the semester of application)
  • have completed a minimum number of UQ units in current UQ program (by the end of the semester of application)
    • Undergraduate = #12 units
    • Postgraduate = #6 units
  • meet requirements set by host university (GPA, units completed, etc)
  • agree to UQ's Global Experiences Terms and Conditions

*Extended Deadline applicants' Part 1 Eligibility will be based on their results from the previous semester (excluding Summer semester).

BEL Students (for Sem 1, 2022):

  • Must have 8 units of electives (discipline electives or general electives) to use while on exchange. Credit for compulsory courses will not be assessed or approved.

Transfer students must have:

  • transferred a minimum of #6 units from previous institution to current UQ degree
  • completed at least #6 units in current degree at UQ (by the end of the semester of application)

International students:

  • cannot go on exchange to the country/region of passport, if you hold a temporary residency visa for Australia (international student visa or provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188))
  • cannot go on exchange if you are a recipient of an Australia Award
    Note: If you are a sponsored student, contact your sponsor and the International Scholarships Unit at UQ to see whether you are able to participate in the student exchange program.
    Note: An exchange semester may impact your eligibility to meet the Australian study requirement for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

Eligibility Criteria: Part 2
Part 2 eligibility criteria will be assessed progressively in the months that follow the application deadline.

All students must:

  • meet criteria set by UQ Faculty for UQ program (contact your school/faculty for requirements specific to your program– e.g BEL Faculty Academic Considerations
  • receive approval for a study plan from the UQ School and Faculty
  • have at least #8 units** remaining in the UQ program to complete on exchange
  • have completed 16 units in current UQ program before commencing exchange (Undergraduates only)
  • have received a Host University acceptance letter
  • have completed the Travel Details (ISOS) form in Student Hub

**Students going in their final semester may be allowed to go with only #6 UQ units remaining. Please consider the risks and impact of taking an exchange in your final semester.

Exchange deadlines