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Overseas Exchange Study - Humanities HUM061




Studying overseas is a unique opportunity to add to your studies as well as your professional and life experiences! Overseas exchange is a fantastic opportunity for you to study for one or two semesters and to count your overseas studies towards your UTAS degree. 

UTAS has formal exchange agreements with over 90 partner universities across Europe, the Americas and Asia (Japan, South Korea, China); most of which are in the top 150 in the world!  Instead of paying full-fees to the host university, students will remain enrolled at UTAS in special "overseas study" unit-codes and will continue to pay their normal HECS or tuition fees.  All units studied whilst overseas require pre-approval prior to departure.

Deciding where to go can be limited by your course (degree) as not all partner universities will offer units in every discipline, however in order to narrow down which continent you wish go to it is a good idea to think about what you would like and prefer:  Do you want to go to an English speaking country or do you relish the thought of learning a new language and being exposed to a different culture?

Students need to apply for approval to go on exchange and meet the eligibility criteria for both UTAS and their Faculty.   For more information and details about exchange (including, how to apply), please see the "Exchange for UTAS students" page here.

Students who have been approved by their Faculty to participate in an exchange opportunity are welcome to apply for financial assistance through the OS-Help loan scheme to assist with living costs whilst on Exchange (eligibility criteria apply).  Students are also welcome to apply for the UTAS Tasmanian Overseas Study Scholarship.


As well as the UTAS Overseas Exchange Program, the Faculty of Arts also offers UTAS students a range of other semester-length and short-course overseas study opportunities. These include:

  • In-Country Language Programs (to Japan, Indonesia or China).  These three programs are available every year in either Spring or Summer school and are open to all UTAS students across all faculties- see Asian Languages & Studies program here for further details.
  • ACICIS [the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies], through which students across all faculties can undertake short-courses or semester-length studies in a range of areas such including: International Relations Program; Journalism Professional Practicum; Development Studies Professional Practicum; Development Studies Immersion;  Islamic Business,  Law & Society; Flexible Language Immersion; Business Professional Practicum, and more.
  • Indo-Tibetan Exchange to Northern India for 4 weeks every year during semester 3 (Summer School), is offered by the Philosophy program.  For further information see here.
  • Professional Placement in Asia, isoffered every semester, every year, by the Asian Languages & Studies program.  It is open to all Utas students provided they have met the pre-requisite: HMA251 or HMA351 Volunteering in Asia. For further information see here.


Unit name Overseas Exchange Study - Humanities
Unit code HUM061
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018
Spring school 22/10/2018 7/11/2018 29/11/2018 6/1/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 099999

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