Important notice

Select in-country student mobility programs are now open for application. There are a number of restrictions and additional risk assessment processes currently in place. Final approval to travel is being considered on a case-by-case basis. Virtual programs also continue to be available.

Semester length: Applications for semester exchange in SP5 2023 will open soon. If you're interested in applying, please register to watch the previous information session here.

Short term: There are a number of short program opportunities currently available for both in-country as well as virtual programs. If you’re applying for in-country programs, please carefully read through the updates and considerations on the application pages before submitting your application.

If you're interested in other student mobility experiences, or would like to be kept up to date with opportunities as they become available, please submit an expression of interest form here. The team will be in contact with you with relevant program updates.

The Study Overseas team remains as passionate as ever about the benefits of studying overseas and is here to assist if you have any questions. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your future plans.


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Application process

  1. Consider your destination and type of activity. You can see Upcoming Opportunities here.
  2. Once you’ve worked out where and when you’d like to go, consider the following:
    • Availability of suitable courses (if receiving credit)
    • The language of instruction
    • Program and tuition costs, available scholarships, and grant eligibility
    • The availability of student support services e.g. disability services
    • The culture of the country and host institution
    • Program dates
  3. Contact your Program Director or relevant staff in your Academic Unit to discuss your options and ensure you can get 4.5 units minimum credit toward your current program. You should show them your planned short term program, and make sure they're aware of how you plan to get credit. Receiving credit is compulsory for short term exchange programs, but may not be relevant for other short term programs e.g. a conference.
  4. Apply for your short term program via our Study Overseas application page.

    Important: If you are applying for short term exchange please do not apply to the host university directly until we tell you to do so. If you are applying for another type of program you will need to apply directly to your chosen provider in addition to submitting your UniSA application.
  5. After your UniSA application is submitted, you will be assessed by the Study Overseas team. Post assessment, you will receive an email with the outcome of your application and any available funding. You will also receive an email with instructions on how to get official approval for credit. Once you have both UniSA acceptance and credit approval (if relevant), you’ll move on to the next step.
  6. At this stage, you’ll have some pre-departure tasks to complete. If you are applying for short term exchange, we will nominate you to the host university. If you are applying for a different type of short term program, you need to make sure you’ve lodged an application to the provider as well as to UniSA. We will communicate with you through the application process to help you with any questions you might have. Once all tasks are completed, you will be ready to go on your short term program!
  7. Upon your return to UniSA following the successful completion of your overseas experience you will need to complete a Returned Student Report about your experience. If you went on a short term exchange program, you’ll also need to send us a copy of your transcript from the host university.
  8. If you went on another type of short term program and are receiving credit via credit transfer, you will need to send evidence of your program for your credit to be processed. Alternatively, if you are enrolled in a UniSA course you will need to follow the course processes.

We’ll keep you updated throughout the application process, while you’re overseas, and once you return.

Depending upon what exactly you’re applying for, some steps may not be as relevant to you. We will inform you of your specific requirements and processes after you submit an application.