Exchange for UTAS Students
The University of Tasmania has formal exchange agreements with a number of overseas universities and institutions in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The agreements permit UTAS students to study at those institutions for one or two semesters.
- If you are a domestic student, then you pay HECS-HELP contribution for your overseas study (exchange) enrolment at UTAS and do not have to pay tuition fees to your host institution.
- If you are an international student, you pay tuition fees to UTAS on your overseas study (exchange) enrolment at UTAS and do not have to pay tuition fees to your host institution.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for both the College of Arts, Law and Education and UTAS and adhere to the important notes and enrolment conditions.
- UTAS eligibility criteria are available at Exchange for UTAS Students | How to Apply for an Exchange
- The College of Arts, Law and Education eligibility criteria are:
- To be of high standing character
- GPA calculation for the purposes of eligibility is assessed by the College of Arts, Law and Education.
- Students who have been approved by the College of Arts, Law and Education to participate in the exchange program remain enrolled at UTAS in HECS liable overseas-coded units that reflect: the semester(s) they are on exchange; the disciplines they are pursuing on exchange, and the equivalent UTAS credit points they are taking overseas.
- Students must be studying on a full – time basis for each of the semester(s) they are on exchange (i.e. 37.5pts - 50pts); part-time study (i.e. 12.5pts or 25pts) is not permitted
- Students should be aware that if they go on exchange in their final semester or year of their degree that their expected graduation date will be delayed by approximately one semester, due to the differences in the academic calendar between UTAS and universities in the northern hemisphere: e.g. semester start/end dates; results release dates and graduation timelines.
- Students are not permitted to undertake the equivalent of a complete major or minor on exchange (this applies to all single and combined College of Arts, Law and Education courses). Students are strongly recommended to complete as much of their major or minor here at UTAS as possible, in particular any core units that are required, and to leave as many student and degree elective spaces as possible available for their proposed exchange study.
Participating in the UTAS Exchange Program requires an investment of both time and money. Students are liable for costs associated with (but not limited to) airfares, accommodation, travel and living expenses during their stay overseas.
Whilst UTAS may provide some financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to assist with some of the costs involved, you should not underestimate the financial investment required. If you intend to undertake some form of overseas study during the course of your degree, you should start saving for your proposed exchange one year in advance. More information is available at Exchange for UTAS Students | Finances and Scholarships.
If you are a domestic Australian student and intend your main source of funding will be through the OS Help Loan, which is funded by the Australian Government (and administered by the Fees Unit at UTAS), you must read the guidelines and eligibility criteria before making a decision to apply for exchange so as to avoid crushing disappointment if your loan application is unsuccessful. The OS Help Loan Guidelines & Application are available on the Fees Unit website.
Students are responsible for researching which partner university offers the disciplines they are interested in pursuing overseas. The full list of partner universities along with their website addresses is available at Exchange for UTAS Students | Exchange Partners.
There are two application deadlines per year: End of November (for overseas in Semester 2 of the following year) and mid July (for overseas study in Semester 1 of the following year). Students interested in taking part in the Exchange for UTAS Students program should check notice boards around the university campus advertising dates and venues for information sessions that Student Mobility may run from time to time. Alternatively, you can either visit the “Glow Lounge” in the Tasmanian University Union building (behind the Co-Op Bookshop on the Sandy Bay campus) during their opening hours, or visit the Exchange for UTAS Students website.
Students studying Journalism, Media and Communications at UTAS are encouraged to spend a semester or two studying on international exchange. Our partner institutions include some leading journalism and media courses of Europe and the US. Financial support and loans may be available.
In terms of funding your exchange, applications for UTAS Overseas Travel Scholarships for Sem 1 2018 close on OCTOBER 31, 2017. Another round open in May 2018 for Sem 2 2018 travel so keep a watch on the Scholarships page.
Also, there is generous specific funding available for exchange to Austria, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea, as well as other destinations. Check it out on the Student Mobility Finances web page.
The WORLDREP Double Degree Exchange Program
You may have heard of our unique WORLDREP double degree program with partners in Denmark and the Netherlands:
This program is coming to an end, however UTAS students still have access to learning abroad as exchange students with our WORLDREP exchange partners. You may choose to study with one of our partners in Denmark of the Netherlands or you may opt for one of the many overseas partner institutions listed on the Student Exchange website or below:
For Journalism, these include:
- Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies One of the UK's leading media research and journalism training universities.
- Danish School of Media & Journalism
- City London University
For media and political studies, we also recommend:
Leading North American universities in the field include:
In Asia, partner institutions include:
We also welcome International Students on exchange to UTAS.