How do the Exchange Programs work?
The exchange programs operate on the principle of reciprocity. The University of Adelaide may send a specified number of students per year to a particular overseas institution and receive a similar number of students from that institution each year.
Students participating in the exchange programs remain enrolled at the University of Adelaide for the duration of the exchange. They are enrolled as non-award students at the institution they attend overseas, and have no claim to a degree from that institution.
There are four 'pillars' which contribute to a successful student exchange. They are:
- The Global Learning Office
- Talk to us about where you can go
- We assess your eligibility (see 'Eligibility', left)
- Apply to us to receive a place in the exchange program
- We help you to apply to the host institution
- Your University of Adelaide Faculty Office
- The number one authority in what you can study on exchange and where you can go
- Talk to them before you apply to ensure exchange is a possibility in your program
- Talk to them after acceptance to receive approval for your chosen courses
- Your faculty adviser can be found under 'Contact People' (under 'Application Information', left)
- The Host University's International Office
- They have the last word in whether or not you are accepted as an exchange student
- The Global Learning office coordinates all communication with them - please do not contact them yourself - ask us!
- The most important person in the process!
- You are the 'project manager' and are responsible for your choice of institution, any deadlines and finding suitable courses for your exchange
- You must investigate and organise any required visas. The Global Learning office cannot legally advise you regarding visas.
- Talk to us if you're not sure what to do!
Please browse the links at the left to find out more about the Global Learning program. If you have any further questions, please read our FAQs or contact us at the link at the bottom left of this page.