UWA students on exchange

Experience life in another country to broaden your horizons and make your degree stand out on an international level.

Whether you’re an undergraduate, honours or postgraduate coursework student, you can study, live and travel abroad while gaining credit towards your degree.

You'll be able to experience a new culture, diversify your degree and stand out in the crowd. By boosting your credentials and undertaking an exchange, you'll gain an advantage that can increase your employability.

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Planning your study

If you’re thinking about going on student exchange, speak with your faculty first to design a study plan that will suit you.

Am I eligible?

Undergraduate applicants

To be eligible to apply, you’ll need:

  • To be on track to complete normally 24 points at UWA by the end of the current semester (36 by the time you go on exchange)
  • A status of 'Good Standing' (pass at least half of enrolled units). You can check this in studentConnect
  • Sufficient points remaining in your current course to allow for full-time enrolment during exchange (24 points if applying for one semester, 48 points if applying for two semesters). Completion of 18 points, in your final semester, may be approved.

Postgraduate applicants

To be eligible to apply, you’ll need:

  • To be on track to complete normally 24 points at UWA by the end of the current semester (undergraduate or postgraduate study counts towards this requirement), 36 by the time you go on exchange
  • A status of 'Good Standing' (pass at least half of enrolled units). You can check this in studentConnect
  • Sufficient points remaining in your current course to allow for full-time enrolment during exchange (24 points if applying for one semester, 48 points if applying for two semesters). Completion of 18 points, in your final semester, may be approved.

If you have completed any postgraduate study by the end of the current semester, your application will be assessed using only your postgraduate WAM (weighted average mark). If you are applying for postgraduate exchange in the last year of your undergraduate degree, your application will be assessed using your undergraduate WAM.

Final notes

Some exchange institutions may have WAM or ‘points completed’ requirements. Check Global Studio for details.

You can view the list of programs that consider students with a WAM below 65, or view the list of programs that consider students with 18 points completed (36 points by the time you go on exchange).

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Scholarships

If you are planning to undertake overseas study or complete a practicum, internship or research that counts towards your current UWA course requirements, you can apply for a UWA Study Abroad Scholarship.

To be eligible, you must have approval from your Allocated Course Advice Office for the program you wish to undertake.

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Start your journey

Find out all the information you need to know about study abroad and exchange through the UWA Global Learning Office.

Start your journey