Study Abroad and Exchange

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Exchange Programs allow you to study overseas at one of the many partner universities Deakin has an agreement with for one or two trimesters. With more than 200 partner universities all over the world, Deakin offers you a great range to choose from.

Why undertake an Exchange Program?

The benefits of undertaking an Exchange Program are limitless, really! It is a rewarding and enriching experience which allows you to immerse yourself in a different culture, potentially pick up a new language and see the world from a different perspective. You will make friends for life and open the door to global networking opportunities. Why wouldn’t you go?

Five steps to applying for an Exchange Program:

  1. Information Session – Attending a compulsory Information Session is your first step toward applying for an Exchange Program

  2. Host Universities – Please review the list of host universities, including their restrictions and categories

  3. Before Applying  – Please check you meet all the eligibility criteria and follow the steps provided in order to get your outgoing study plan approved

  4. Outgoing Study Plan  – Book a meeting with your faculty by the Faculty Appointment Deadline to discuss your degree requirements and subject choices and to gain approval for your outgoing study plan

  5. Applying  – Please submit your exchange application by the Exchange Application Deadline according to the instructions provided

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Exchange Program deadlines

If you wish to go on exchange during Trimester 2, 2015, please make sure you meet the following deadlines:

  • 20 October 2014: Faculty Appointment Deadline
    Meet with your faculty by the Faculty Appointment Deadline to discuss your degree requirements and subject choices – your faculty course adviser will eventually need to sign off on your outgoing study plan
  • 8 December 2014: Exchange Application Deadline
    Ensure that the exchange application steps outlined above are completed by this deadline – your exchange application can only be submitted between the Faculty Appointment Deadline and the Exchange Application Deadline

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What’s the difference between Study Abroad Program and Exchange Programs?

Study Abroad Program
Exchange Program
Study overseas at a (non-partner) university of your choice
Study overseas at one of Deakin’s many partner universities
You apply to the host university directly and will pay up-front tuition fees to that institution
You apply to the host university with the assistance of the Global Student Mobility Office and will continue to pay your tuition fees to Deakin
You will not be enrolled as an Australian student during your time abroad and (if you are a recipient) will therefore not receive Centrelink benefits while on your Study Abroad Program
You will remain enrolled as a student at Deakin during your time abroad and (if you are a recipient) will continue to receive Centrelink benefits while on your Exchange Program
Please research if the (non-partner) university of your choice offers subjects in English
All of Deakin’s partner universities offer subjects in English
Units taken at the host university may be credited back toward your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, however, only with prior approval from your faculty
Units taken at the host university are credited back toward your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Deakin
You will not receive a Travel Grant from the Global Student Mobility Office, however, you may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan
You may receive a Travel Grant of up to $1000 from the Global Student Mobility Office if your application is successful, plus may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan still

The information on this page pertains primarily to Exchange Programs, however, Study Abroad Program applicants are most welcome to contact the Global Student Mobility Office if further assistance is required.

Important notes

  • All of Deakin's partner universities offer subjects in English, and as exchange is considered part of your Deakin degree, thus units taken at the host university are credited back to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

  • Please do not contact Deakin’s partner universities directly. Global Student Mobility staff know the partner universities well and will contact them on your behalf, plus provide you with advice throughout the application process.

  • Once you have been accepted into the Exchange Program by Deakin you will be asked to complete the host university’s application as the next step. Your Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator and faculty course adviser at Deakin as well as the International Coordinator at your host university will assist you with this.


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