To be eligible for a semester and year-long exchange program, the following minimum requirements apply to all students:
You may also need to meet any further requirements of the host institution, for example grades, language ability, unit of study prerequisites, course progression, field of study, portfolios of work or auditions.
Additionally, if you would like to participate in an exchange in a language other than English, you need to meet the host institution’s language requirements. This does not apply if you want to study in English, in a non-English speaking country.
You are eligible to undertake an overseas mobility experience of any type to a country that you are, or have been, a citizen or permanent resident, provided that this is permitted by the host institution. There are some host institutions who do not permit citizens or permanent resident of their country to enrol into a mobility program. Check the Global Mobility Database for details.
You're expected to have enough funding for the duration of your stay, and for some countries you may need to provide evidence of funding to obtain a student visa. Find out more about costs and scholarships.
As an undergraduate student you have a lot of flexibility for exchange, but you need to be aware that:
Postgraduate exchange has a few more restrictions. For example, Canadian and United States universities generally require completion of a four-year degree, and many Australian students have only a standard three-year bachelor's degree.
North American university postgraduate exchange programs often only accept students for a September intake (at the start of their academic year). Always consult with your faculty/unit coordinator to see if it’s possible to go exchange as a postgraduate student.