Study overseas undergraduate eligibility
The eligibility criteria against which applications for exchange will be assessed are provided below. These requirements should be met by the end of the semester in which you apply to UQ Abroad (See application deadlines).
To be eligible to participate in UQ Abroad’s Student Exchange Program, you must:
- Be enrolled and taking classes in a UQ degree program in the semester of application
- Have completed, or be about to complete, at least one year of study and at least 12 units in your current UQ program in the semester of application. Please note: students must have completed one full year of study (16#) before beginning their exchange semester. Please note: student must complete 16 units to be considered for an OS-HELP loan.
- Have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 in your current degree program. GPA is calculated from the grades in all courses undertaken in your current program plus the grades in other UQ courses that have been credited towards your current program. Please note: Students who have an academic warning or who have been required to show cause in their most recent #16 of enrolment at UQ may not be approved to go on exchange, even when their GPA is 4.5 or above.
- Have achieved a GPA of at least 4.5 in the semester of application.
- Gain school and faculty approval in the form of a study plan to obtain full credit transfer from your exchange studies towards your UQ degree. Check with your UQ Faculty and School to see if there are any special requirements regarding going on exchange in your currently enrolled program.
- Have sufficient time left in your degree to study a standard full-time load (8 units) while on exchange. Students may take the equivalent of 6 units while on exchange if approved by the Manager, UQ Abroad, or if going on exchange in their last semester of their degree with only 6 units left to complete. Please note: Going on exchange in your final semester will delay your graduation.
- B. Engineering students must also have declared a major and completed all foundation courses for that major in their first year.