International Exchange

Students are eligible to spend one or two semesters overseas at a partner university and receive credits towards their program at UNSW, while living and travelling in a new country.The courses you take while on exchange are credited back to your UNSW program as transfer credit, bear in mind the marks you obtain while on exchange are not transferred and no credit is transferred for any courses you fail.

 Find out more about exchange options here

The UNSW Experience - International Exchange


A range of scholarships are available to students going on exchange, more information can be found here.


We strongly recommend you start planning your proposed exchange early as it will take approximately nine months from lodging your application to enrolling at the host university. Before you can apply for student exchange, you must first complete the online Exchange Tutorial.

Pre-approved courses

A list of courses which have been previously approved can be found here. Please note that this list is subject to change and should be used as a guide only when selecting your courses.


More information can be found on the Faculty of Engineering Exchange FAQ page. If you have any question regarding the application process or relevant partner universities, please contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Office


"Nothing compares to the chance to study at another university, in a different country, living on campus, getting involved in the student life and having the opportunity to live in a bona fide university town."

- Student Exchange Testimonial, read more from Ellie here