To be eligible to take part in the Exchange program you need:
For students wishing to apply for exchange to the USA:
You also need to consider the following things:
Please note that whilst you will be credited with the appropriate credit points for the subjects that you study on exchange, the grades that you receive overseas will not be transferred. You will, however, receive a copy of your academic transcript from your host university which will list the grades for your studies overseas.
Yes! International students are welcome take part in the exchange program. However, you must meet Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) requirements for international students going on exchange. It is your responsibility to comply with the immigration process on your departure and return to Australia. You must report to DIAC before leaving Australia for your exchange program. The Global Mobility Office will provide you with a letter to present to DIAC explaining your exchange program.
Yes, part-time students can take part in exchange but must undertake full-time study whilst abroad.
Yes, students studying externally are eligible for participation in the exchange program.
Decide when you think a semester abroad would fit into your degree structure and personal plans. For most students the best time to go on exchange is in your second year; however this may vary depending on your degree. You should aim to have at least one subject (3 credit points) to complete at JCU when you return from overseas if you are going to take out the OS-HELP loan.
Most students go on exchange for one semester, but in some cases there is the possibility to go for two semesters.
Some of our exchange partners also offer short courses which run for less than a semester. These typically take place during the northern hemisphere summer holidays which corresponds with our long winter break in mid-year. Some partners also offer short courses during winter, which correspond with our long summer break over Christmas. Contact the Global Mobility Office for more information if you are interested in a short course and you can also find further information here.
While studying abroad you must take subjects that will be credited to your JCU degree. To be granted credit towards subjects that you would have studied at JCU, you must select equivalent subjects at the host institution and also complete and submit the Credit Transfer Form to the Global Mobility Office.
It is very important that you discuss your proposed overseas exchange with your School to find out if they support your decision as they must approve your subject selection in the end. If you are planning to undertake subjects covering two Schools, you need to have approval from both.
Some things to discuss with them are: