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.

Where do you want to go?

Check out our partner universities page for a list of places to go. The courses you study during exchange take the place of your UniSA courses, so look for universities that offer courses relevant to your degree. If you’re not sure about what courses you have left, you can ask Campus Central for a study plan. For help working out what overseas courses would match up to your UniSA courses, you can meet with your Program Director to discuss your options. These overseas courses don’t have to be perfectly planned now, but you will need to ensure that should you be accepted for exchange, there are suitable courses at your selected host university.

Once you’ve narrowed down your host university choices, take a look at what previous students have said about their experiences. You should also consider things such as expected expenses (some countries are much cheaper than others), funding options, host semester dates, travel plans, local laws, and location popularity when making your decision.

After you’ve worked out what you’re interested in, visit the Study Overseas team at our office on Level 1, 101 Currie Street. Arrange a meeting with us via so that we can help you begin your application and answer any questions you might have. If you can’t come into the city, that’s fine! Just email us and we’ll work through it with you.

Note: You can only go on full semester exchange with a current UniSA exchange partner. Please also check our student eligibility requirements before you apply to make sure you’re eligible.

When can you go on exchange?

Students go on exchange in Study Period 2 or Study Period 5. See which study period works best for you, and make sure you apply before the deadlines. Note: although you will be enrolled at UniSA for SP2 or SP5, the dates of your overseas semester will not match this exactly.

To study overseas in Study Period 2 (Feb - July) applications are open 1 March to 1 August.
​​​​​​​Applications close 11:59pm on 1 August of the year before you plan to go on exchange

To study overseas in Study Period 5 (July- Dec) applications are open 1 October to 11 January.
Applications close 11:59pm on 11 January of the year you plan to go on exchange

All exchange applications are assessed in the weeks following the relevant application deadline, so be aware that you will likely be sent the application outcome from us in either late August/early September for study in SP2 OR in February/early March for study in SP5. If your application is successful, we will be in touch then with details of the next steps for your exchange.