Important Update

The processing of applications for exchange in Semester 1, 2021 is conditional. Factors such as border closures, travel restrictions, cost and availability of flights, insurance inclusions and exemptions and host university restrictions might impact on the likelihood of exchange programs going ahead. Please do not pay outright or make non-refundable deposits for any expenses related to exchange at this time.

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

Find a host university

Choose from over 180 host universities in 41 host countries with our easy-to-use search tool