Global Professional School

Going overseas

As a Federation University student, you can study on an exchange program for one or two semesters at one of our partner institutions, participate in a study tour, or undertake a short program during the summer or winter break.

You will develop your leadership skills, cultural awareness and self-confidence while making new friends and gaining credit towards your degree (so you don’t graduate any later and you gain international experience).

For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Take this opportunity to travel the world with no commitments but to study and learn about new cultures.

Studying abroad is an experience unlike any other.


We have exchange agreements with a number of overseas universities. These agreements allow students to study at the exchange institution for one or two semesters.

Study Abroad

Students wanting to study at institutions not covered under our exchange agreements are able to do so as study abroad students. As a study abroad student you would enrol with and pay tuition fees directly to the overseas university.

Short Term Study tours

A short program provides the ideal opportunity to experience a taste of overseas study at one of Federation University’s partner universities around the world without committing to a full semester abroad. Programs run for between two and four weeks, with most being offered during the semester breaks.

You could study Art, culture and literature in South Korea or business in Lithuania, or environmental conservation in France for example.

New Colombo Plan (NCP) Study Tours

Study tours are intensive programs led by Federation University academics and allow you to combine international study and cultural immersion while gaining credit or clinical placement hours towards your degree. NCP Tours are supported with Australian Government funding to make this an easily affordable option.

Study tours usually run for two to three weeks with most being offered during the semester breaks and are organised by the various school’s while being coordinated by the Mobility Office.

Examples include

  • A wildlife conservation tour to Chitwan in Nepal looking at conservation and protection of wild baby rhinos
  • A nursing clinical placement at Vaiola Hospital in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga.
  • Industry tours/visits, cultural activities and interviewing women in business and their legal rights in the Pacific in Apia, Samoa
  • Intensive course in Information Technology and observation of Chinese culture at Shaoguan University, Guangdong Province China

Overseas placement opportunities

Students may be able to do some or all of their placement overseas. Please contact your School to see whether such opportunities exist for you.

For detailed information, please contact the Student Mobility Office at