Study abroad

Don't wait until you graduate to see the world! With over 190 partner institutions across the world, if you have ever dreamed of seeing the world and immersing yourself in a new culture, your adventure begins here.

Current status of overseas programs

Winter 2020 Short Courses

All Winter 2020 Short Courses have been cancelled. Please contact our office for further information.

Spring 2020 Exchange

As of 8 April 2020, exchange in Spring 2020 has been postponed and all applications have been automatically deferred to Autumn 2021 session. If you have submitted an application for Spring 2020, you will be contacted via email with further information.

Australian Government travel grants

Students can fund their overseas opportunities through an OS-Help Loan and UOW grants. 

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research. Below programs are NCP.

Semester exchange 2020 - 2021

China: 9 x $7000 Scholarships available
Universities: Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai University of International Business & Economics, Wuhan University
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Languages, International Studies

Indonesia: 6 x $8,500 Scholarships available
University: Gadjah Mada University
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Business, International Studies

Japan: 12 x $7000 Scholarships available
Universities: Aichi Prefectural University, Sophia University, Shinshu University, Oita University, Kindai University, J.F. Oberlin, Otaru University of Commerce, Kwansei Gakuin, Kobe
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Languages, International Studies

Short course Winter 2020

Japan: 8 x $3,000 Scholarships available
University: Senshu University
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Languages, International Studies

Short course 2020 - 2021

New Caledonia: 20 x $3,000
University: University of New Caledonia
Disciplines: French, Arts, Humanities, Languages, International Studies, Politics


The Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) supports Australian undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training (VET) students to have an overseas study experience that contributes to their Australian qualification. Below programs are ELP

Semester exchange

New Zealand: 5 x $5,000
University: University of Auckland
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Indigenous Studies

Semester exchange 2020

United States of America: 3 x $5,000
University: Northern Arizona University
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Languages, International Studies, Indigenous Studies

Student testimonials

'It was hard at first because of the language barrier and I found myself hanging out with Germans and Australians more than Mexicans in the first semester. However, in the second semester I moved in with Mexicans and this was when I really began to learn the language and understand Mexicans culture and society. By the end of it around 75-80% of my life was all in Spanish and it just became natural.'

Robert May
Tecnológico de Monterrey – Guadalajara
Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Arts


'My study abroad experience was absolutely incredible. It exceeded all of my expectations and more. I improved my Italian immensely, travelled to so many amazing places and met so many wonderful people from all around the world. I lived out of home for the first time and it really taught me so much about myself and what I was capable of. I learnt how to overcome so many challenges and how to be more resilient and flexible.'

Natalie Zagaglia
Bachelor of Communication and Media / Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholar)

Read her full story here


'For most people the initial response to things we don’t understand is fear, although study abroad let me learn to love and be curious about aspects of life that I wouldn’t have previously considered to be normal in my own life. It taught me to trust and to be open to all new opportunities and adventures.'

Chloe Dicks
Bachelor of Communication and Media / Bachelor of Creative Arts

Read her full story here