How to apply
To apply for an Exchange or Study Abroad experience, you should contact USQ International at our USQ Toowoomba campus.
Once you are ready to apply, simply follow the steps below:
Choose which university you would like to attend. Visit the Study Abroad Coordinator at USQ International
to discuss your options.
Research the courses offered at your host institution, and make a list of possible course matches. Contact your faculty for approval for your course choices.
Get references from 2 different lecturers or tutors who have taught you in your current USQ program. Make sure that you approach them well in advance of the application deadline so that they have enough time to write the reference.
Write a statement of purpose explaining your reasons for wanting to study overseas, what you hope to achieve and how the experience will affect your academic, personal and career goals.
Complete the Study Abroad Application form (PDF* 93 KB).
Contact USQ International to make an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator.
When do I need to apply?
- Semester 1: Application to be received by 31 August (the previous year)
- Semester 2: Application to be received by 31 March
Please note some institutions have earlier deadlines, contact USQ International for more information.
Has my application is successful?
Upon completion of the appropriate application forms, your application will be assessed and once approved, it is forwarded to the host university.
If the host university accepts your application, an offer letter is sent to the Study Abroad Coordinator and we will contact you.
When you receive the offer letter, it is your responsibility to fill in all of the necessary forms, organise your accommodation and apply for your visa. The Study Abroad Coordinator can guide you through this process and takes care of sending and receiving documents on your behalf so make sure you stay in touch!
If you are participating in an:
- Exchange program: you must remain enrolled at USQ during your time abroad. The Study Abroad Coordinator takes care of your enrolment once it is confirmed that you have accepted an offer from your host institution
- Study Abroad program, you must take a leave of absence from your USQ studies while abroad.
If you are studying in a country where English is not the language of instruction, you may be required to show proof of language proficiency. For example, if you are studying subjects in Germany in the German language, you are required to sit a German language proficiency test or show proof of your language skills.
However, most of USQ's exchange partners offer a variety of courses delivered in the English language.
The Study Abroad Coordinator is able to provide you with more information about appropriate language tests if required.
To study overseas, most countries require students to have a student visa. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides links to all foreign embassies and consulates in Australia. You should contact the relevant embassy or consulate for details, including information about whether you can work on a student visa.
Students studying in the United States of America should note that they will be required to attend an interview session in Sydney to apply for their student visa. Interviews need to be pre-booked through VisaPoint.
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