Eligibility criteria

To take part in the student exchange program, you will need to meet certain requirements by the end of the semester in which you apply to UQ Abroad. 

1. General criteria

  • Be enrolled and taking classes in a UQ degree program.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5.
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 4.5 in the semester you apply*
  • Receive approval for your study plan from your School and Faculty.
  • Have at least 8 units remaining on your UQ program to complete on exchange.
  • Agree to the program terms and conditions (download PDF).

* Clearing round applicants will be assessed on their results from the previous semester. 

Additional requirements

Your program may have additional eligibility requirements for exchange which may impact your ability to go on exchange. Contact your school or faculty for exchange requirements specific to your program. 

Undergraduate students 

You must have completed at least:

  • 12 units in your current program by the end of the semester in which you apply to UQ Abroad.
  • 16 units in your current program before you commence your exchange. 

Coursework Masters students

You must have completed at least:

  • 6 units in your current program by the end of the semester in which you apply to UQ Abroad.

Transfer students

You must have:

  • transferred a minimum of 6 units from your previous institution to your current UQ degree
  • completed at least 6 units in your current degree at UQ 

International students

  • If you are studying at UQ on an international student visa, you cannot go on exchange to your country of citizenship
  • 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.
  • Australia Awards recipients are unable to participate in the student exchange program.

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

The Temporary Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

Be aware that your participation in the UQ student exchange program may impact your eligibility to meet the Australian study requirement.

 

Exchange deadlines