Important Update

With Australia’s international borders currently closed and with no indication of when they might open, UQ has made the difficult decision to cancel all outbound semester-based exchange for Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2021 and all overseas (in-person) short-term experiences for Summer 2020/2021 and Winter 2021.  

This decision has been made in accordance with all relevant Australian government advice and restrictions and applies to all UQ students regardless of their current geographical location and citizenship. 

By making this decision, we can focus on providing more virtual and locally based experiences that will enhance our students’ employability. Make sure you check back here in the coming months for updates! 

Refer to the Global Experiences FAQs for further information. 

They say a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

With over 180 exchange partners in 38 countries, student exchange is an ideal way to combine study and travel. By participating in the student exchange program you will enhance your employability and have the experience of a lifetime.

 Exchange Deadlines

31 May for Semester 1 the following year
31 October for Semester 2 the following year

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Top tips

Here are our top 10 tips to try and make the application process as streamlined as possible.

 Understand what you want to achieve

 Speak to an academic adviser 

 Create a budget - don't rely on funding

 Apply early

 Make sure your passport is valid

 Research visa requirements before applying

 Do not book flights until your plans are confirmed

 Discuss course changes with UQ Faculty

 Get suitable travel insurance

 Sign up with Smartraveller before you go

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