Semester exchange in Australia

Learn more about completing an exchange in Semester Two 2022 with an Australian partner university.

The 360 International semester exchange programme allows eligible undergraduate students to spend a semester abroad at an Australian partner university. Applications are Semester Two 2022 to Australia are now open. For more information on considerations for Semester Two 2022 exchanges, please be sure to read how to apply.

Information sessions

To learn more about the application process, you can join us for an online information session on Thursday 18 November 12pm. Please register to attend.

Eligibility criteria

This opportunity is only available to undergraduate students who are currently in New Zealand, meet the exchange eligibility requirements and are:

  • Australian and New Zealand Citizens,
  • New Zealand Permanent Residents, or
  • New Zealand Resident visa holders.

Note, resident visa holders can apply if they have valid travel conditions and have been in New Zealand previously whilst holding that resident visa. Resident visa holders must ensure they meet the required number of days in New Zealand as stated for their resident visa and not exceed the limit whilst in Australia. As 360 International cannot advise on visa matters, students need to contact Immigration New Zealand for further advice.

The exchange requirements are:

  • Demonstrated academic merit of a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B average).
  • Earn a term GPA of 5.0 in Semester One 2022.
  • Completed at least two full-time semesters at the University of Auckland.
  • Current enrolment at the University in an undergraduate programme.
  • Suitability of your proposed programme at the host university to your programme of study at the University of Auckland.
  • Your suitability as a representative of the University.

Our Australian partner universities are:

  • Australian National University*
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne (includes places for Law)
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

*Students can apply to ANU for Law, but please note spaces are under the general agreement, meaning specific spaces are not set aside for Law.

You're recommended to list up to three choices, as there are limited spaces at each institution.

Conditions

Student travel to Australia will only be permitted for students accepted into the 360 International semester exchange programme, provided quarantine-free travel is available. The University continues to closely monitor the situation abroad and review guidelines for travel on a regular basis, working closely in compliance with appropriate government guidelines as health conditions can change rapidly. The University reserves the right to suspend the exchange programme should circumstances change. All other University-student travel activities remain restricted.

All students participating in the Semester Two 2022 exchange in Australia must:

  • purchase the University of Auckland’s recommended insurance policy prior to departure.
  • submit details of their travel bookings and accommodation arrangements to 360 International prior to departure.
  • assume that there is a level of risk associated with travelling to and from Australia, as the situation is subject to change at any point while abroad.

Please bear in mind the situation could change at any time and it is your responsibility to understand potential risks involved with participating in an exchange at this time. Students will be responsible for any additional costs incurred as the result of changing travel conditions. This includes but is not limited to unanticipated costs arising from delayed travel plans and mandatory managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) stays upon return to New Zealand.

How to apply

Students must first apply to 360 International for this opportunity on the Via TRM system. (Please do not apply directly to the Australian universities.)
 
Ensure you have created a profile on Via TRM with your University student email address and password. Please use Google Chrome.
The exchange application process:
  1. Review your academic plan
  2. Research courses at the partner universities
  3. Apply to 360 International on Via TRM
  4. Receive a nomination offer
  5. Apply to your host university
  6. Organise course approvals
  7. Complete other pre-departure forms

Step 1: Review your academic plan

Seek degree planning advice from your faculty. Complete the Academic Planning Worksheet, outlining degree requirements you intend to fulfil in Semester Two 2022.

Step 2: Research courses at the partner universities

Complete the Host University Preferences and Proposed Courses Form, identifying 8-10 courses at each option. You're encouraged to list up to three choices. For information on courses and helpful links, please ensure you review the Australian partner university fact sheets.

Courseload on exchange in Australia: Whilst students can enrol between 45-75 points to transfer to their Auckland degree from exchange, most of our Australian partners do not permit students to overload (take five courses) from the standard full-time courseload, unless granted on case-by-case basis, which is not guaranteed. Students should plan to complete and transfer between 45-60 points from an exchange semester in Australia.

Step 3: Apply to 360 International on Via TRM

Submit an application on Via TRM, including your supporting documents (see below) and a statement of purpose of up to 500 words, outlining the reasons for applying for exchange. Please note: you must begin your application on your first choice university's page, and at the end of your application, you'll list the remainder of your preferences as alternate options. 

Applications are due 11.59pm, 10 February 2022.

The 360 International team will review and process applications after the deadline. You will be notified of your application outcome and if accepted, we will inform you of the next steps.

360 International Awards

Applications for the 360 International Award for Equity Students and 360 International Award for Māori and Pacific Students open on 15 November 2021 and close on 20 January 2022. Please note, exchange applications close at a later deadline, so you will need to apply for the award beforehand.

Supporting documentation

As part of your exchange application, you'll need to prepare these supporting documents and upload them onto your Via TRM application. Please download and save the documents first, before filling them out.

Terms and conditions

It's important to read through and ensure you understand the terms and conditions for the semester exchange programme. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the exchange terms and conditions form, as well as the Covid-19 travel acknolwedgement form below. If accepted into the exchange programme, you will be asked to sign and submit a completed copy of these two forms upon receiving and accepting a nomination offer. Please note, you do not need to submit these forms at this initial stage when applying for exchange on Via TRM.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our team at 360international@auckland.ac.nz.