Semester exchange in Australia

Learn more about completing an exchange in Semester One 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 for Semester One 2022.

Applications are now open and close on 15 August.

If you're considering exchange in Semester Two 2022 or in the future, you can begin researching partner universities through the fact sheets available on our website, however please check in with the 360 International team or refer back to this page for further updates near the end of the 2021 year.

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 Two 2021.
  • 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.

Please note, only these select institutions are available to choose from:

  • Australian National University*
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne (includes places for Law)
  • University of Wollongong
  • Limited places may be available at University of New South Wales, University of Queensland and University of Sydney

*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.

If considering either University of New South Wales, University of Queensland and/or University of Sydney, please ensure you have other backup option(s) you would be happy to attend outside of these choices, as availability of space is not guaranteed at these universities. 

Conditions

Student travel to Australia is currently permitted only for students accepted into the 360 International semester exchange programme. 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 overseas student-activity travel remains restricted. 

All students participating in the Semester One 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 Trans-Tasman travel bubble 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.

Information sessions

Join us for an information session about the exchange to Australia application process on Thursday 29 July at 2pm at Case Room 2, Owen G Glenn Building (260-057). Please register to attend.
 
During the week of 5 July, representatives from our exchange partners hosted online information sessions. You can access links to the resources from these sessions on the Australian partner university pages on Via TRM. 

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 One 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, 15 August.

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 are currently open for the 360 International Award for Equity Students and 360 International Award for Māori and Pacific Students. Please note, the Exchange Award is not available for Semester One 2022 exchange.

Applications for the Māori and Pacific and Equity Awards close on 1 August. Note, this is an earlier deadline than the deadline for Semester One 2022 exchanges, which is 15 August. 

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.

Contact us

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

We also have office hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm. To speak with the team, please book an appointment.