Semester exchange

Don’t wait until you graduate to see the world… Sign up for the experience of a lifetime with a semester exchange!

Combine study and travel, immerse yourself in another culture, and expand your horizons with a semester exchange! Spend a session or two completing part of your degree at one of UOW’s 200 partner institutions across the globe. With careful planning a semester exchange won’t add extra time to your degree, meaning you’ll still graduate on time but with an added international perspective on your area of study. Combine this with the skills you’ll develop during your program – independence, resilience and adaptability, just to name a few – and you’re really setting yourself apart from other graduates. What’s more, you may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of a travel grant or loan to help fund your experience.

Featured Exchange Partner

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is ranked as one of the top business schools in Europe. Undergraduate and postgraduate students can study at WHU’s Vallendar campus on an awarded UNESCO world heritage site, central to cities such as Frankfurt and Cologne. A flexible MBA exchange program is based out of Düsseldorf, a multicultural CBD.

WHU Business exchange programs WHU Online Course Guide

Recommended Partner Universities for Business & Law Students

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; there are many universities available to Faculty of Business and Law students not included here. Students are encourage to look at further partner universities.

Due to the prescribed nature of Law subjects, many partner universities will have limited availability in regards to subjects that can contribute to the Bachelor of Law degree.

My experience in Japan has been one of the greatest times of my life. The benefits and opportunities presented to you are endless. Thanks to the NCP grant I received, I was able to take part in these opportunities and immerse myself in Japanese culture, nature, and build a lifelong network of friends in Tokyo and beyond. Darcy Forrester-Sach, Bachelor of Mathematics – Bachelor of Laws Semester exchange at Aoyama Gakuin University in Spring Session 2022

Funding and Scholarships

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to increase knowledge in Australia of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduate students in undertaking study and internship programs in the region. The NCP Mobility Program provides universities with funding to support the delivery of projects that provide students with international experiences within 40 eligible Indo-Pacific locations. This allows universities to provide eligible students with grants of $1,000 - $8,000 to support their participation in select international mobility experiences.

For information regarding currently available NCP grants, please contact

To be eligible to receive an NCP Mobility semester exchange grant you must:

  • Be a domestic undergraduate student currently studying at UOW
  • Be an Australian citizen, and not also a citizen of the country in which you’ll be undertaking semester exchange
  • Hold at least a credit average (WAM of 65 or above)
  • Meet the requirements of the UOW International Exchange Program
  • Have not received an NCP Mobility grant for an in-person, semester-length program previously


The NCP Scholarship Program is a prestigious opportunity that supports successful recipients in undertaking international experiences consisting of study, language training, and internships/mentorships for up to 19 months within the 40 eligible Indo-Pacific locations.


If you’re interested in applying for the NCP Scholarship Program please email

A range of other funding opportunities are available to students and can be found on the UOW webpage: Financing your overseas study.

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Interested? Get further information

Contact the Faculty International Unit - Building 40.222, University of Wollongong