Semester Exchange

exchange

UON gives you the opportunity to live and study overseas at one of our partner institutions for either 1 semester or 1 year. You remain enrolled and paying tuition at UON while at the partner institution, and earn credit towards your UON degree.

If you are a student from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment you may also be eligible for the Global E3 (GE3) Exchange program

In order to be eligible to participate in the UON Exchange program you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework degree at the University of Newcastle
  • Have completed 60 units in their current degree program by the commencement of the Exchange
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5
  • Must receive a minimum of 30 units of credit toward your UON degree whilst overseas.

In order to be eligible to participate in the GE3 Exchange program you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Have completed 60 units in their current degree program by the commencement of the Exchange
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5
  • Must receive a minimum of 30 units of credit toward your UON degree whilst overseas.

Students wishing to apply should be aware that:

  • Eligibility into the exchange program does not guarantee credit towards your degree. Certain degree program structures are limited in their capacity to allow for an Exchange Semester. If this applies to you, you may consider a short-course opportunity instead.
  • If you are hoping to take out the OS-HELP loan, you are not eligible to apply to undertake exchange for your final semester of study.

In order to undertake an Exchange, students will need to gain credit for a minimum of 30 units of credit per semester while overseas. In other words, the Units/courses you are studying overseas need to correspond to courses within your degree at UON in order for them to be credited towards your degree. For core courses, your chosen overseas course will need to be very similar to the UON course for it to be considered for credit. Electives on the other hand, do not need to correspond to any specific course at UON. If possible, we recommend that you plan ahead to enable you to take electives during your exchange program.

It is your responsibility to research, create and gain approval for your overseas study plan/credit agreement prior to departure. You can find more information about this process here.

Although you are not paying any Tuition to the overseas university, you will still be liable for costs such as administration fees, airfares, visas, accommodation, health insurance, additional travel insurance, textbooks, food and entertainment. This amount will vary depending on the university/country. To assist in these costs you may be eligible for:

OS-Help loan
A loan added onto your HECS/HELP loan for eligible Australian students undertaking an overseas experience. To find out more, please click here.

Global Traveller Semester Exchange Grant
A grant from UON to its students undertaking an exchange, for eligibility and application information please click here.

Australian Government Scholarships
Each year the Australian Government offers scholarships for Australian Citizens undertaking a Semester Exchange. Eligible locations change each year, to find out the most up to date information please click here.

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Outgoing Student Exchange Scholarship
These scholarships are available to Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment students who are participating in the UON Exchange Program. To find out if you are eligible, click here.

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Global E3 Exchange Scholarship
These scholarships are available to Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment students undertaking an Exchange through the Global E3 (GE3). To find out if you are eligible, click here .

Hartley Exchange Studies Scholarships
These scholarships were established from the estate of the first Professor of French, Professor Kelver Hartley, at the University of Newcastle to promote the study of French and to assist students in this endeavour. Further information about the scholarship including eligibility can be found here

Centrelink
If you are currently receiving Centrelink and going on an overseas experience, you may be eligible to continue receiving your payments while overseas. For more information please click here.

For Global E3 (GE3) Exchange program locations, please click here.

Please see below for exchange locations for UON student exchange program:

Austria Belgium Canada China Denmark
Finland France Germany Hong Kong India
Japan Luxembourg Macau Malaysia Mexico
Netherlands Norway Philippines Poland Singapore
South Africa South Korea Spain SwedenSwitzerland
Thailand United Kingdom USA Vietnam

AUSTRIA

University Courses Available
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Most Courses
Johannes Kepler University Linz Most Courses
University of Leoben Engineering

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

BELGIUM

University Courses Available
Universite de Liege Law

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

CANADA

Note: Students interested in studying in Canada for either Semester 1 or Semester 2 of the following year, need to submit an Expression of Interest by 31 January each year (Acadia, Calgary, Mount Allison and St Francis Xavier not included).

University Courses Available
Acadia University Most Courses
University of Calgary Engineering
McMaster University Most Courses
Mount Allison University Most Courses
University of Saskatchewan Most Courses
St Francis Xavier University Most Courses
University of Victoria Most Courses
Universite du Quebec a Montreal Business

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

CHINA

University Courses Available
Harbin Institute of Technology Modern Languages
Nanjing Normal University Most Courses
Renmin University of China Business
Beijing Institute of Technology Business and Engineering

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

DENMARK

University Courses Available
Copenhagen Business School Most Courses
Technical University of DenmarkEngineering

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

FINLAND

University Courses Available
University of Oulu Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

FRANCE

University Courses Available
Kedge Business School Business
IPAG Business School (Nice & Paris campus) Business
Universite Paris Dauphine Business
IESEG School of Management Business
EM Normandie Business
Burgundy School of BusinessBusiness
Telecom Bretagne Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Technology of Troyes Engineering
University De La Rochelle Modern Languages

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

GERMANY

University Courses Available
Bauhaus Universitat - Weimar Fine Arts
FH Augsburg Most Courses
FH Deggendorf Most Courses
FH Ingolstadt Most Courses
HFT Stuttgart Most Courses
University of Stuttgart Most Courses
TU Berlin Most Courses
TU Hamburg-Harburg Business
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Most Courses
TU Dortmund Most Courses
University of Regensburg Most Courses
University of Trier Modern Languages

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

HONG KONG

University Courses Available
City University of Hong Kong Business
Hong Kong Baptist University Most Courses
Hong Kong Institute of Education Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

INDIA

University Courses Available
NMIMS University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

JAPAN

University Courses Available
Tokyo Metropolitan University Some Courses available in English
Seijo University Cultural Studies / Japanese Language
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Cultural Studies / Japanese Language
Kumamoto University Cultural Studies / Japanese Language
Toyo Eiwa University Cultural Studies / Japanese Language
Hakodate University Japanese Language
UBE College Japanese Language

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

LUXEMBOURG

University Courses Available
University of Luxembourg Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

MACAU

University Courses Available
University of Macau Most courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

MALAYSIA

University Courses Available
Taylors University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

MEXICO

University Courses Available
Tech de Monterrey, Monterrey Most Courses
Tech de Monterrey, Santa Fe Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

NETHERLANDS

University Courses Available
University of Maastricht Business and Economics
Hogeschool van AmsterdamFood Science and Human Nutrition and Exercise and Sports Science

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

NORWAY

University Courses Available
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Most Courses
University of Oslo Most Courses
BI Norwegian Business School Business

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

PHILIPPINES

University Courses Available
Ateneo de Manila University Most Courses
De La Salle University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

POLAND

University Courses Available
Kozminski University Business

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

SINGAPORE

University Courses Available
Nanyang Technological University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

SOUTH AFRICA

University Courses Available
University of Cape Town Most Courses
University of Pretoria Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

SOUTH KOREA

University Courses Available
University of Korea Most Courses
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Most Courses
Hanyang University Most Courses
Chung-Ang University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

SPAIN

University Courses Available
Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) Business

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

SWEDEN

University Courses Available
University of Gothenburg Most Courses
Lund University Most Courses
University of Skovde Most Courses
Stockholm University Most Courses
Lulea University of TechnologyMusic
Karolinska Institute Biomedical Science
Chalmers Institute of Technology Engineering(4th Year students only

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

SWITZERLAND

University Courses Available
University of Neuchatel Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

THAILAND

University Courses Available
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

UNITED KINGDOM

University Courses Available
Aberystwyth University Most Courses
Coventry University Most Courses
The University of Dundee Most Courses
University of East Anglia Most Courses
Kingston University, London Most Courses
University of Leeds Most Courses
University of Liverpool Most Courses
Manchester Metropolitan University Most Courses
University of Nottingham Most Courses
Queens University of Belfast Most Courses
Swansea University Most Courses
Newcastle University Fine Art

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

USA

University Courses Available
University of Arizona Most Courses(No Business or Computer Science)
University of Arkansas Most Courses
Buffalo State College Most Courses
California State University San Marcos Most Courses
Clarkson University Most Courses
Clemson University Most Courses
Colorado School of Mines Most Courses
Iowa State University Most Courses
Juniata College Most Courses
University of Kansas Most Courses
Missouri University of Science and Technology Most Courses
The College of New Jersey Most Courses
New Mexico State Most Courses
University of New Mexico Most Courses
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Most Courses
Northern Arizona University Most Courses
University of Northern Iowa Most Courses
University of Iowa Most Courses
University of South Carolina Most Courses
University of Wisconsin at Platteville Most Courses
Western Washington University Most Courses

Comprehensive information about these partners can be found on Blackboard.

VIETNAM

University Courses Available
Vietnam National University Most Courses

Study Overseas Blackboard Site

More detailed information about all of our partner universities can be found on a Blackboard site dedicated to studying overseas. In order to enrol in the Blackboard site and view this information, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Go to the 'Previous Course Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter 'study overseas' into 'Search Other Sites'
  3. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  4. The Study Overseas Blackboard site should now be available under 'MyOther Sites'

More detailed information about all of our partner universities can be found on a Blackboard site dedicated to studying overseas. In order to enrol in the Blackboard site and view this information, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Go to the 'Previous Course Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter 'study overseas' into 'Search Other Sites'
  3. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  4. The Study Overseas Blackboard site should now be available under 'MyOther Sites'

Please follow the below steps in order to apply for both the UON Exchange program and the GE3 Exchange:

  1. Check your eligibility for Exchange (please see ‘Am I Eligible?’ section)
  2. Research your Exchange locations. Ensure the locations you shortlist are Universities which teach subjects in your degree area. This is especially important if you wish to gain credit for Core courses whilst overseas.
  3. Complete the UON Exchange Expression of Interest online by the relevant deadline.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

To undertake an Exchange in Semester 1, you must complete the expression of interest by:

UON Student Exchange

  • (Main Round) - 31st July
  • (Second Round) - 31st August note: not all locations will be available

GE3 Exchange

  • (Main Round) - 31st July
  • (Second Round) - 31st August

To undertake an Exchange in Semester 2, you must complete the expression of interest by:

UON Student Exchange

  • (Main Round) - 31st January
  • (Second Round) - 14th March note: not all locations will be available

GE3 Exchange

  • (Main Round) - 31st January

To download the complete exchange checklist for students already selected into the Exchange Program please click here.

1. APPLY
The first step to gaining a place in the Exchange program is to complete your expression of interest by the relevant deadline (please see ‘How do I apply?’ section)

2. ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM
After the deadline, applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified of the outcome and where successful, your exchange location.

3. EXCHANGE INFORMATION SESSION
Now that you are in the program, you will need to attend the Exchange Information Session, where we will go through the ins and outs of the entire Exchange process.

4. ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION
Now that you all have a location and understand the process, you’ll need to come along to a one-on–one consultation with a member of the Study Overseas team to discuss your Exchange Plan and answer any questions you may have. You will need to complete the Exchange Plan Form and bring this along with you to your consultation. You will be notified of the consultation times via email and they will also be posted on Blackboard.

Note: if you are applying to undertake Exchange in Semester 2, consultations will be held in Early February, prior to the start of Semester.

5. ACCEPT YOUR PLACE IN THE PROGRAM
Once you attend your one-on-one consultation, you’ll need to confirm you would like to accept your place in the program

Note: Should you wish to be considered for a Global Traveller Grant or Australian Government Exchange Scholarship, you will need to fill in the relevant section of the Acceptance Form.

6. CREDIT AGREEMENT
Your Overseas Study Plan/credit agreement can take some time to ensure you have all of your courses approved prior to departure. You should start the process of gaining approval for your courses as soon as possible. For more information on this process please click here.

7. OVERSEAS NOMINATION AND APPLICATION
You’ll now be nominated to your Overseas University. Once you are nominated you can complete your nominated University’s application procedures.

8. PRE-DEPARTURE
With your application underway you can work to complete your Overseas Study Plan/credit agreement, look into Visa requirements and Travel Insurance/Health Cover, and applying for Financial Aid. You will also need to attend a Departure Session and ensure you fulfil all the University’s pre-departure requirements, as well as the departure form.

Please note students who do not complete both the pre-departure requirements and Departure form are not eligible to be covered by UON’s Travel Insurance Policy.

9. GO OVERSEAS!