Study abroad and exchange programs

What is study abroad and exchange?

The University's 'study abroad and exchange' programs provide opportunities for students already enrolled in a university overseas to add to the breadth of their educational experience by coming to FedUni to continue their studies and to count the studies towards their home degree.

Qualified study abroad and exchange students from the University's official exchange institutions, are welcome to enrol in either one or two semester programs in a wide range of academic areas.

Study abroad

The study abroad program at Federation University Australia allows you to experience the adventure and the benefits of student life and travel in Australia along with the opportunity to continue your academic program while being immersed in Australian culture, enrolled in classes with Australian students and undertaking fieldwork and related experiences.

The program is available for students from most universities around the world.


Federation University Australia has Exchange Agreements with a number of overseas universities (pdf, 299KB). These agreements allow students to study at the exchange institution for one or sometimes two semesters, and provide an opportunity for students from overseas to continue their studies while experiencing the adventure and benefits of student life and travel in Australia.

Application deadlines

Incoming students

For overseas students wishing to do exchange at FedUni, the cutoff date for Semester 1, 2017 will be 30 November 2016. Please contact your home institution for information on how to submit an application.

Outgoing students

How to apply:

  1. Decide where you want to go! Full list of Exchange Partners (pdf, 299KB)
    It’s a good idea to have a few partners in mind, just in case you don’t get your first preference. You will need to have a look at the partner institution to see if the courses provided will match up with your FedUni Courses. If you are having any issues with finding courses, please feel free to contact us.
  2. Have a chat with your Program Coordinator to discuss whether exchange is an option within your program.
  3. Complete the Application for Overseas Exchange Program (Outgoing) (pdf, 1231KB) and submit it to the Study Abroad Team no later than 31 August 2016.

Applications for Semester 1, 2017 will close on 31 August 2016. Complete applications will need to be submitted no later than this date. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications can be emailed or submitted in person.

For detailed information, please contact:

Emma Pritchard
International Admissions
Building A | Mt Helen campus
Telephone: +61 3 5327 6661


OS-HELP is a loan program that can provide financial assistance to eligible Commonwealth-supported students wishing to undertake part of their study overseas. Eligible students may borrow up to AUD$7,500.00 (2016) per study period for one or two study periods of overseas study.

Please refer to the OS-HELP Student Eligibility Requirements (pdf, 208kb) for additional information.

The total funds made available by the Department of Education for OS-HELP loans are limited each year, so loans may not be available to all students who apply.

If there are insufficient loans for all eligible applicants, FedUni will select the students to receive loans by applying one or more of the following criteria:

  • Loans may be awarded to students with the highest GPA
  • Loans may be declined to students who are receiving scholarships, grants or other forms of financial assistance towards their overseas study
  • Preference may be granted to students who have not previously received an OS-HELP loan
  • Preference may be given to students who have previously applied and been assessed as eligible, but could not be granted loans because insufficient funds were available.

The University currently has 1 loan available to a non-Asian country. If you would like to apply for this loan, please complete the Application Form (pdf, 170kb) and submit it to the email address below no later than Friday the 4th of November 2016.

Students whose applications aren't successful in this supplementary round can have their application considered for a loan in Round 1 of 2017 if the University is provided with more loans. Information on 2017 loans will be posted as soon as it is available.

For further information regarding studying abroad, exchange and OS-HELP loans, please contact