The UTS Global Exchange program allows you to study overseas for one or two teaching sessions at a UTS partner university. With over 240 exchange partners in over 40 countries and territories, UTS has one of the largest international exchange programs in Australia.
While you are studying overseas, you remain enrolled full-time at UTS and receive credit towards your UTS degree. In most cases, you will be able to combine travel and study without adding extra time to your studies.
Global exchange is a wonderful opportunity for you to gain intercultural knowledge, skills and experience in another country.
Check out our student blog (opens an external site) of exchange experiences of UTS students around the world or read about other UTS students’ experiences.
Global Exchange or Study Abroad?
The UTS Global Exchange program gives students enrolled at UTS the opportunity to study at an official UTS Exchange partner institution (opens an external site). You continue to pay your tuition fees at UTS and will receive credit towards your UTS degree.
If you would like to study for a semester at an institution that is not a UTS Global Exchange partner, you may be able to do so, provided the institution has a Study Abroad or Visiting Student Program. Study Abroad attracts a tuition fee in most cases, based on the number of subject credit points you study at the other institution.
Study in English
The majority of our partner universities teach in English; therefore you are not required to speak the language of your host country. However, going on exchange is also an opportunity to learn a new language, even if you will not study in that language.
If you are learning a language other than English at UTS and wish to study in that language while on exchange, you will need to have attained UTS level 8 language proficiency before your departure.
Global Exchange step by step
- Register for and attend a Global Exchange Information Session
- Shortlist your partner institution choices and research which subjects you can study at each university
- Attend a Study Plan Workshop if you would like further help and advice
- Complete your online application and submit the printed copy to UTS International by the due date
- Once you have been allocated to a partner university, submit your Exchange Study Plan Assessment Form to the UTS Student Centre.
Note: The exchange application process commences a full year before the session you will go on exchange. For example, if you wish to go on exchange in the UTS Autumn session 2020, you need to apply during the UTS Autumn session 2019.
If you don't want to spend an entire session of your course overseas, you may want to consider undertaking a short program overseas through the UTS BUILD Abroad program.