UTAS Science, Engineering & Technology students can complete part of their degree overseas through formal exchange agreements with universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Korea.
These agreements permit UTAS students to study at particular overseas universities, without paying the tuition fees, for either one or two semesters. Students remain enrolled at UTAS as Commonwealth supported students, under special enrolment codes, paying the usual student contribution. If students are eligible, they normally are permitted to continue receiving Youth Allowance.
International exchanges are a great opportunity to combine study with travel. You are able to earn credit toward your UTAS degree while studying in an overseas environment. Taking part in an International exchange is not only a way to experience another culture and to make long lasting friendships but it can be a way of enhancing employment prospects, as your education experience will be different to those of other graduates.
Applications are called on a twice-yearly basis (March and August) and applicants are ranked on the basis of their academic performance. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have studied for at least one year and be achieving credit average results. International students are also eligible. If you are interested in seizing the opportunity to study overseas we recommend that you check out our partner Universities' websites to decide upon a program that is attractive to you.
The Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology exchange students will be eligible receive a $1500 scholarship to assist with airfares and living expenses. Or you may be eligible for an industry supported scholarship, which will be awarded to selected students studying at strategic universities: Colorado State University, Cornell University, University of California, Lund University, University of Copenhagen.
Crown Princess Mary Scholarships (approx $2200) from the University of Copenhagen. This is an Australia-wide scholarship and students must have distinction average in order to qualify. Contact the Scholarships Office (email Tas.Scholarships@utas.edu.au) for more information.
The University also offers a small number of Tasmania Overseas Scholarships for international exchanges. These scholarships are administered by the Scholarships Office and requires the submission of a separate application form plus supporting statement.
Please note, the Faculty reserves the right not to offer scholarships in any one year.
Students considering the international exchange program should ensure they are aware of UTAS eligibility criteria and Faculty requirements (PDF 434KB).
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
19 June, 2012