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Choosing a host university

UTS has exchange partner agreements (opens an external site) with more than 200 universities in 38 countries. When shortlisting universities you would like to go to, consider the following:

  • What kind of experience you are interested in: academic, cultural, linguistic or even travel-influenced.
  • Your financial means. Be realistic; some countries are more expensive than others.
  • Which partner universities teach subjects in your degree area.
  • At some universities you may only be able to study for one teaching session. If you want to study for two sessions, please discuss this with a Study Abroad and Exchange team member to ensure that you choose a university that has 'high availability'.
  • Other students’ feedback – reports from UTS students who have gone on exchange as well as prospectuses and brochures from partner universities are available at UTS International (Level 3a of the UTS Tower Building). You can also check out the Global Exchange blog (opens an external site).

Language of instruction

You have the option to study in both English-speaking and non-English speaking countries. The majority of UTS’s partner universities teach in English (as well as the native language), and many run free or inexpensive intensive language programs prior to commencing your study.

Studying in a Language Other Than English (LOTE)

If you are studying subjects in a LOTE you are advised to attain UTS Level 8 language proficiency before departure. You will also need to meet your host university’s language requirements.

Selecting subjects

While it is sometimes possible to match exact subjects in your UTS degree with those at your host university, the easiest (and often most enjoyable) option is to study electives. When you are choosing subjects, remember that even though a subject may look like an exact match, it may have different pre-requisites that you will have to meet, just like a local student. Refer to the host university's subject descriptions for further information.
For more information about the subjects you can study on exchange visit:

  • the UTS Exchange partner universities directory (opens an external site)
  • your host university’s website