Extending your time on Exchange
If you are currently overseas and you wish to extend your exchange studies, you need to meet the basic criteria:
- Your overall total time at the overseas institution will not be greater than two semesters
- You are not graduating in your program during the period of your exchange.
If you fulfil the above, please complete the following steps:
Step 1 – Submit Outbound Exchange Extension form.
Step 2 - Contact your overseas advisor/Study Abroad office for permission to extend your exchange, visa requirements, and Overseas Health Cover.
The overseas advisor may ask for an official letter from the International office. If you require an official letter, download and send the Exchange Confirmation Letter to Study-Overseas@newcastle.edu.au. This letter will be signed and stamped by the International Office and returned to your student email.
Step 3 – Negotiate Credit . Credit relates to your academic goals, therefore all enquiries should be directed to your Program Officer or overseas advisor.
Step 4 – Request enrolment in Special Exchange Codes
Step 5 – Request additional OS-HELP loan
Step 6 - Purchase additional Travel / Health Insurance
Note: The University's Travel policy covers enrolled students going overseas on University business for up to 180 days only. The University travel insurance does not extend to any personal travel.
Application to Enrol in a course after the Census Date
If your centrelink payments have been cut off while you are overseas:
- Check you have enrolled in the Special Exchange Codes
- Provide Centrelink with an Exchange Confirmation Letter and signed credit agreement