Important notice

In light of the continued risk and uncertainty around travel, all international travel on university business is suspended until further notice, unless otherwise specified. Please see the University’s COVID-19 updates page for full details.

Additionally, UniSA International Travel Grants are also unavailable and may not be reinstated by the time international travel is available again. When planning your future study overseas experience, please budget accordingly. OS-HELP and other Government grants and scholarships may still apply.

Please don’t let COVID-19 put your plans on hold. Use this time to plan for your future. The Study Overseas team remain as passionate as ever about the benefits of studying overseas and are here to assist if you have any questions. Consider applying for a virtual mobility program, and register your interest for future travel opportunities so we can keep you updated with any developments.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your future plans.

Below are the eligibility requirements for full semester exchange. Read this through carefully and make sure you meet the criteria before lodging an application. If you wish to discuss your eligibility, please contact

Full semester exchange

  • You must have a UniSA Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above
  • You should have no more than 9 failed units in the program in which you are currently enrolled
  • You must undertake your exchange outside of Australia and outside of your country of citizenship (exceptions for dual-citizens may apply)
  • You should ensure that, if accepted, credits gained on exchange will not exceed the maximum allowed towards your program


At point of application, you must have completed and passed at least 36 units of your current program (the 36 units can be made up of 18 units in your current program and 18 units credit transfer).

Postgraduate (Coursework)

At point of application, you must have completed at least 9 units of the program in which you are currently enrolled or alternatively have recently completed your undergraduate program at the University of South Australia.

International students

If you are an international student looking to study overseas through the University of South Australia, we recommend that you arrange a meeting with the Study Overseas team to discuss your options, as there may be additional considerations for you.

As an international student studying a University of South Australia program:

  • You can apply to go on exchange and receive a UniSA travel grant
  • Standard selection criteria will apply to you
  • You may be required to take a TOEFL/IELTS test at your own expense to apply to some partner universities
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that taking overseas studies will not adversely affect your visa/future work and study prospects

Other considerations

Discussion with Academic Advisor/Program Director

Before you apply for the exchange program it is recommended you discuss your decision with a relevant academic staff member. You must research your options prior to meeting the staff member and take relevant documentation with you. Ultimately your Program Director needs to approve your course selection.

International Students

The Study Overseas office can provide a letter confirming details of your exchange for you to present to the Department of Home Affairs if required.

Student undertaking placement

Students undertaking University approved Placement/Work Experience/Field Trips/Site Visits are provided with relevant insurance by the University. See here for details and conditions for cover or contact the Insurance Office.

Student mobility policy

Student Mobility Policy: A - 36 Student mobility.

Research Students

There may be opportunities for you to have an international experience as part of your research degree, however this is not facilitated through the Study Overseas team. Please discuss opportunities with your supervisor in the first instance.