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Overseas study and exchange

Each year, more than 1,700 students take off on an overseas experience related to their degree, and many receive scholarships and financial support to help with expenses.

Studying overseas is a valuable experience that prepares you to work globally, and it also shows employers that you can deal with change and have initiative, commitment and flexibility.

This information is for QUT students who want to study overseas. If you're an international student, you can come to QUT on exchange.

Studying on exchange

Once you're studying at QUT, you can apply to study for one or two semesters at an overseas university. You can earn credit towards your QUT degree through our overseas exchange program.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you can immerse yourself in a new culture, study at a prestigious international university, and enhance your career prospects.

While you're on exchange, you'll continue to pay your QUT tuition fees and you won't have to pay any tuition fees at your exchange university. You may also be awarded a travel bursary or scholarship to help with expenses.

Where can I study on exchange?

We have exchange agreements with more than 200 partner institutions in 43 countries across the world. Our international partner institutions and exchange destinations:

Study tours, projects and other international opportunities

Many students also travel overseas for short-term programs. Depending on your course, you may be able to participate in:

  • an international internship with an industry partner
  • a language study program or other short-term study program at selected overseas institutions
  • a study tour or international project that may include visits to international partner institutions, working alongside industry professionals or site visits to global corporations or other industry partners
  • international student competitions and conferences.

Language studies

You may be able to complement your degree by studying a language. We're part of the Brisbane Universities Language Alliance, and you can choose from the large range of languages we offer.

Language courses

Cultural diversity on campus

More than 8,000 international students from more than 100 countries choose to study at QUT. Many of our lecturers have worked overseas or have international qualifications.

We celebrate cultural diversity and intercultural communication among our students. You can join in with weekly cultural cooking classes, language conversation classes, the New Year Water Festival, Pasifika Night and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.