Learning abroad - Outbound programs

Studying overseas is a unique opportunity to add to your studies as well as your professional and life experiences.

Find out where your degree can take you.

Our exchange program allows you to spend up to a year of your degree studying overseas. We have over 150+ exchange partners throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Tuition fees at the host university are waived, and all studies undertaken are recognised as part of your degree.

A range of scholarships are available to help cover some of your costs. Plus, our team of dedicated staff will be there to support you every step of the way.

Looking for a shorter experience? We also have a range of summer and winter programs that run from 2 to 4 weeks. This can involve overseas travel or an online experience. You could spend a snow season in France, attend a rock concert in the USA, or do a virtual Hong Kong internship. Not all classrooms have four walls.

What you’ll gain from studying and living overseas:

  • A global mindset
  • Language immersion
  • An appreciation for diversity
  • Expanded social network
  • Project management skills
  • Improved career prospects
  • Confidence & independence
  • Develop intercultural competencies
  • Access unique and prestigious programs

Current students (Update November 2022): Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in early 2023. To find out more and to apply, current students should check the Student Portal.

About our exchange programs

University of Tasmania Outbound Exchange

What programs are available?

If being totally immersed in a new culture sounds appealing, why not try a semester-long exchange?

This program gives you the opportunity to study at 100+ partnered universities for up to a year as a part of your University of Tasmania degree. All approved programs will be credited towards your University of Tasmania degree.

  • Location: 140+ partner universities in North America, Asia and Europe
  • Duration: 1 – 2 semesters
  • Fees: Continue paying your University of Tasmania tuition fees. Students are responsible for funding flights, accommodation, cost of living etc.
  • Funding: University scholarships, host institution scholarships, OS-HELP Loan, Centrelink Student Allowance.

Where can I go?

Adventure is the best way to learn.

Overseas experiences range from a 2 – 6 week short-term program, to a 1 – 2 semester exchange.

The University of Tasmania has partnered with highly ranked and prestigious universities all over the world, including those from Asia, Europe and North America.

When applying, you get to choose an exchange university that best suits your interests and studies.

Our exchange partner institutions

How will I fund my experience?

Exchange students continue to be enrolled at the University of Tasmania and incur tuition fees as normal. Exchange students will not be required to pay tuition to the host university. The individual cost of taking part in an overseas study program will vary depending upon the duration of the program, location and your lifestyle. We recommend that you budget between A$12,000 – A$15,000 per semester.

But don’t panic, as there are plenty of funding options available!

The Scholarships Office offers a range of financial awards to support students gaining an
international experience as part of their degree.

Amount: Varies from: $500 – $7,000

More information

The OS-HELP Loan is a federal government scheme. It is available to eligible domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to study overseas as part of their degree. The funding can be used to support travel and study overseas for credit. The loan amount is then added to your HECS-HELP.

Amount: Up to $7,037 (non-Asian countries) Up to $8,444 (Asian countries).

More information

If you currently receive financial assistance from Centrelink, you may be eligible to continue receiving this payment whilst studying overseas. For more information, please contact Centrelink directly.

All students travelling overseas on an approved program are covered by the University’s
corporate travel insurance for up to 365 days. You may still be required to take out additional health insurance in your own name.

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible to apply for semester exchange, you must be considered a good representative of the University’s values, as well as:

  • Be currently enrolled in a full degree program (bachelor’s or master’s).
  • Have and maintain a GPA of 4.0 or above.
  • Have successfully completed one year of full-time study (100 credit points) in a bachelor’s degree; or one semester of fulltime study (50 credit points) in a master’s degree, before departing on exchange.
  • Have no outstanding debts to the University.
  • Meet any College-specific criteria.

Please note: → Entry requirements for short-term programs may vary. → Some degrees are unable to undertake a student exchange.

Step 1: Getting started

Attend an information session. Check the list of available exchange partners on our website. Talk to Learning Abroad Office staff about options that match your degree.

Step 2: Submit your Online Application

Submit the Outbound Application form with supporting documentation to the Learning Abroad Office.

Step 3: Pre-departure

If successful, you will be given access to an online unit that will provide you with further guidance on how to complete the next steps required.

Application deadlines are: Semester 1 exchange 30th July (the year before), Semester 2 exchange 31st October (the year before).

Contact us

The Learning Abroad Office is here to support you every step of the way.

Download our Learning Abroad Guide (PDF 330KB)