Why go on exchange?

Enhance your career prospects, challenge yourself and gain a world of experience. 


Flexibility and ease

When you complete an exchange, you remain enrolled at UWA. For domestic students, this means that however you’re paying your tuition fees, there’ll be no changes. For international students, it means your student visa won’t be affected (as opposed to independent study abroad).



You can choose to study at an overseas university for a semester or for the whole year.


Enhance your prospects

A student exchange offers you the chance to experience life in another country, broadening your horizons and making your degree stand out on an international level. By boosting your credentials and undertaking an exchange, you’ll gain an advantage that is attractive to prospective employers.


Get assistance

If you’re interested in an exchange program, you could be eligible to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship to help with the cost of your exchange.


Choose your own adventure

We have more than 180 partner universities so you can choose to undertake exchange in one of 20 countries. Study Science in Singapore, Finance in France or Business in Britain – it’s up to you.


Best of both worlds

Going on exchange doesn’t normally extend the length of your degree, so you’re free to travel and study without committing to a longer time frame – just as long as you complete the exchange program and pass all your classes.


Hone in on a niche subject

UWA’s innovative and world-class course structure means you can match your career goals with personal passions. While overseas, use this opportunity to delve into key topics that are unrelated to your degree or aren’t available at UWA and fulfil your broadening units requirement.


Develop yourself

Apart from educational and vocational benefits of exchange, you’ll learn more about yourself and another culture, gain independence and confidence, meet new people and develop lifelong friendships, and do all this while experiencing an exciting new destination.

For more information on the opportunities available, visit the Global Learning Office.