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Eligibility for exchange

Most students at UTS are eligible to go on a Global Exchange, with the exception of nursing students who must complete their full degree in Australia.  

Academic criteria

The average academic mark required for most faculties is 60. The Faculty of Law requires and an average academic mark of 65.

Additional academic criteria include:

  • Where your subject is graded but unmarked, an average mark will be calculated. 'Pass-Not Graded' subjects are not used.
  • Fail – no more than 10 per cent of subjects can be recorded as 'Fail' on your academic transcript.
  • If you are a postgraduate student you will be assessed on the average mark from your UTS postgraduate course.
  • Only marks in your current UTS degree are included in your average. All marks are counted, including the marks for the semester in which your application is due.

International students

As an international student you can apply for exchange, but you will need to make sure you meet the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements. For up-to-date advice, visit the DIBP website (opens an external site).

You will also need to make sure that you comply with the visa conditions relating to your studies as an international student at UTS. If you are unsure about this, please email internationalstudent@uts.edu.au.

UTS’s Global Exchange program is designed to help UTS students experience new cultures. International students are therefore not able to go on exchange to their home country.

INSEARCH students and other transfer students

Students transferring to UTS from INSEARCH or another institution are eligible to apply for exchange during their first session of study at UTS, provided they are enrolled in 24 credit points.

For example a student who studied at INSEARCH in 2016 may submit an exchange application during Autumn session 2017 for exchange commencing in Autumn session 2018. This is subject to other degree timing requirements. Please refer to additional requirements on appropriate timing.