GenEd exemption

Learn about about the General Education (GenEd) exemption.

A student is exempted from 15 points of General Education if they do one or two semesters of 45 points of study or more on a student exchange programme.

This means you still need to pass these 15 points to get your degree, but they don’t have to come from General Education courses.

Exchange students, who take advantage of this exemption (15 points), must make up the points by replacing them with a course that is available to their programme. This could be done by doing a course overseas during the exchange or on campus at the University.

If done overseas, approval for the replacement course will need to be sought.

Which courses can be used to make up the points depends on your programme. It is your responsibility to seek degree planning advice from your faculty/faculties.

The exemption will be entered automatically on the system, after you have been approved and accepted by the host university and we have enrolled you in the exchange programme.