Students enrolled in most UTS coursework degrees are eligible to apply for Global Exchange, with the exception of;
- Nursing; Midwifery; Masters of Health Services; Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management; Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship; and Master of Professional Accounting students, who must complete their whole degree in Australia; and
- Students enrolled in a UTS course taught outside Australia.
Selection for Exchange
To participate in the the Global Exchange Program, students must:
- Meet the academic criteria for exchange (see below).
- Be deemed suitable to represent the University overseas by UTS International.
Most faculties require a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60. The Faculty of Law requires a Weighted Average Mark of 65.
- Where your subject is graded but unmarked, an average mark will be calculated. 'Pass-Not Graded' subjects are not used.
- If you are a postgraduate student you will be assessed on the average mark from your UTS postgraduate course.
- Marks from all subjects credited toward your current course are used in the calculation of your WAM, including the marks for the semester in which your application is due.
Additional academic criteria include:
- No more than 10 per cent of subjects can be recorded as 'Fail' on your academic transcript.
- Undergraduate students must complete 48 credit points in their current UTS course prior to exchange, excluding subjects completed at Insearch or another institution.
- Students in their first session at UTS may apply, provided they are enrolled in 24 credit points in that session.
- Postgraduate students must complete 24 credit points in their course prior to exchange.
- If you have not yet completed one semester of full-time study in your course but have received automatic credit toward you current course (ie. you have recently transferred courses) the results from your previous UTS course will be considered.
- Students in some courses are required to complete specific subjects prior to exchange or are limited to completing exchange in certain sessions. See Timing and important dates and attend an Exchange Information Session and Study Plan Workshop for details.
As an international student you can apply for exchange, provided you continue to meet the conditions of your Australian student visa. For up-to-date advice, visit the Department of Home Affairs (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UTS Global Exchange program is designed to help UTS students experience new cultures and international students are therefore not permitted to return to their home country on exchange.
INSEARCH students and other transfer students
Students transferring to UTS from INSEARCH or another institution are eligible to submit an application for exchange during their first session of study at UTS, provided they are enrolled in 24 credit points and will complete a total of 48 credit points at UTS by the time they commence exchange.
For example a student who studied at INSEARCH in 2018 and commences at UTS in Autumn 2019 may submit an application for exchange commencing in Autumn session 2020. This is subject to other degree timing requirements.