"Just like life in Australia, there are unexpected costs when you are overseas. But if you get as much money as you can from UOW, budget well and you'll be fine!"
Jessica Lloyd, McMaster University
The following items are an indication of the costs you will need to budget for in preparing for exchange:
UOW Exchange Program Fee ($150): This administration fee is payable after your acceptance to the UOW International Student Exchange Program
UOW Fees (tuition fees): As an Exchange Student, you will continue to pay your tuition fees to UOW, rather than to your host university. This makes exchange a more affordable way to study overseas. You will be billed for 24 credit points in the faculty that 'owns' our UOW degree. Australian students may choose to defer part or all of their tuition fees via HECS. International Students must pay the full tuition fee direct to UOW prior to departure.
Visa Fees (varies by destination): In most cases you will need to obtain a student visa for your host country and a tourist visa for any other countries you may be travelling to. Visa fees can be verified by contacting the Embassy or Consulate of the relevant country. All visa enquiries should be directed to the relevant Embassy or Consulate.
Insurance* ($0 for first 6 months & approx. $200 for each additional month): All students are automatically covered by UOW's comprehensive travel insurance policy for the first six months (180 days) of their exchange.
Flight (varies): Contact your travel agent to obtain a quote.
Living Expenses (varies): All living expenses associated with exchange are your responsibility. Some host universities may require payment of additional fees such as mandatory health insurance, orientation program fees, student service fees etc. These costs and accommodation costs can be found on your host university website or may be communicated to you once you have made applied to the host university.
Returned exchange students are also a great resource for this kind of information! Some costs may include:
- Student Services Costs^
*Note: You may be required to purchase health insurance (beyond the travel insurance that UOW provides) through your host university for the duration of your exchange. Your host university will advise you if this is required.
^Note: Some Host University's may charge additional costs to cover the student services offered at the University.
|DON'T PANIC! Going on exchange is affordable; the University provides travel grants and you can apply for an OS Help loan. These are just a few of the options available to help you fund your exchange!|
APPLICATIONS FOR EXCHANGE IN Autumn 2014 NOW OPEN
Asia, Dubai, USA*, Canada**, Brazil - 7th June 2013
Europe, UK*, Mexico - 9th August 2013
*Limited places at the University of California and all UK universities
**Alberta, UBC, Concordia, McMaster, Victoria and Toronto have 1 deadline per year. Students wishing to study in either Spring 2014 or Autumn 2015 must apply by the Spring 2014 deadline.
NOTE: ALL applicants must submit 3 preference universities