Semester exchange

The University of Newcastle gives you the opportunity to live and study overseas for either one semester or one year. You remain enrolled and paying tuition at the University of Newcastle and earn credit towards your degree.

Semester exchange programs to choose from



  • Completed at least 60 units in your current undergraduate program by the commencement of the Exchange or be currently enrolled in a Postgraduate Coursework program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5
  • Receive a minimum of 30 units of credit toward your program whilst overseas.


In order to be considered for any of the semester exchange programs, you must submit an application by the following deadlines:

  • Semester 1: May (of the previous year)
  • Semester 2: October (of the previous year)

Go to the Global Experience Portal for more information and to apply.

Planning for exchange Click on the image to download a full pdf


If you are Interested in a generously funded bundle of a semester experience + internship/mentorship + language training,  check out the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.

Maxine, Clemson University USA

I am so thankful for my exchange experience, it’s been the best semester of my life and if anyone is considering going abroad for a semester, I would say absolutely do it!”

Maxine, Clemson University USA

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