The Faculty of Education offers opportunities for students enrolled in full-time undergraduate (pre-service) courses (e.g. Bachelor of Education - Primary, Early Childhood or Health and Physical Education) to undertake a period of academic study (usually one semester) at an institution with which the University has a formal exchange agreement. Exchange placements usually occur in semester 2, year 3 of your course.
Whilst the University of Tasmania has many formal exchange arrangements international institutional partners, the Faculty of Education has selected a smaller number of these partner institutions for its approved exchange program. These institutions have been selected because they offer programs which are closely aligned with the Faculty's own programs, goals and strategic plan and there are credit transfer arrangements available.
Our current exchange partners for pre-service/undergraduate Education students are:
Malmö University (Sweden)
Many students have gone on an exchange to Malmö University. Malmö is located on the southwestern tip of Sweden and is a modern University set beside the water in the city of Malmö – a city a little larger than Launceston and the third largest in Sweden. You are able to choose subjects to study that are delivered in English and relate to aspects relevant to education. Malmö has an excellent orientation program and a supportive faculty staff. Accommodation is in off campus University buildings. Given your proximity to Copenhagen and an International airport Malmö is an excellent base from which you can explore more of Europe.
Stockholm University (Sweden)
University College Copenhagen (Denmark)
UCC is situated in the middle of Copenhagen overlooking a park and very close to the underground station. The Department of Teacher Education offers an exchange program especially designed for International students on exchange for a semester. A course of study is designed to provide you with experiences in Danish education and explore educational issues from a Danish perspective. A great opportunity for you to learn about another culture and another system of education. You will also have an opportunity to learn some Danish.
Butler University (USA)
For quite a few years now we have had students go to and students come from Butler University. Butler is a small university on the suburbs of Indianapolis – about the same distance from the city centre as the Newnham campus. The Faculty of Education offers courses that provide you with an insight into how curriculum subjects are delivered in Indiana – in particular numeracy, literacy, science and the social sciences. You will spend time in a school setting working and learning as well as live near to or on campus – depending on your accommodation choice.
Memorial University Newfoundland (Canada)
MUN is also a new exchange site that we have had one of our B.Ed students attend and one student come here for a semester. The study course would certainly be suitable for those of you completing a B.Ed Primary and possibly Early Childhood.
German Sports University (Germany - HPE students)
GSU is a new exchange partner and as yet we have had no student exchange. We have had a student from GSU come to UTAS. GSU is a Sports University and is designed for students in the Health and PE degree.
Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH)
Our newest exchange option. PHZH is in Zurich, Switzerland. . The University offers an exchange program especially designed for International students on exchange for a semester. A course of study is designed to provide you with opportunities to explore educational issues from a Swiss perspective. A great opportunity for you to learn about another culture and another system of education. You will also have an opportunity to learn some German, complete a teaching round and complete courses considering how to deal with diversity, intercultural learning and TESOL.
Below is a table that has been prepared to assist you decide where may be the best place to go for an exchange, given the course requirements here at UTAS that are reliant upon you receiving registration at the end of your undergraduate work.
Exchange applications and further information
To be eligible for international exchange you must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled as a student
- Have completed a minimum of one full year (MTeach) or two full years (BEd) of study at UTAS
- Have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0)
- Be nominated and approved by the Faculty of Education
- and be ready to live and study in an exhilarating and support academic, cultural and social environment
If you are an undergraduate (pre-service) student with the Faculty of Education interested in taking up an international exchange opportunity, please contact the Faculty for application details and available funding support:
Dr Greg Ashman
Assoc. Prof. Marion Myhill
For more general information on the University's exchange program visit the
University of Tasmania International Student Exchange page or contact Ms Marnie Slaghuis
Exchange student experiences
"Student exchange is a fantastic opportunity to immerse your self in different cultures. Not just the culture of your host country but also the cultures of the plethora of people you meet through the exchange programme, extra curricular activities, additional travel and in everyday interaction. I believe that through meeting such diverse humours, idiosyncrasies and perspectives on the world a real value of your own heritage, sense of belonging and especially sense of self is discovered." Matty Braid, former Faculty of Education student in exchange at Stockholm University, Sweden
Student Blogs & Experience
Read about the experiences of our current International Exchange Students:
Currently studying at Malmö University, Sweden
Currently studying at Butler University, USA