The Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs are available to eligible Australian domestic students who wish to study at an overseas partner university for one trimester.
Study Abroad students pay tuition fees directly to the host university and defer for one trimester at Torrens University Australia.
Upon their return to Torrens, study abroad students receive Advance Standing for the units studied overseas.
Torrens can use Fee-Help (if eligible) to pay for host university fees and the amount will be charged back to the student’s overall debt.
Students remain enrolled at Torrens University Australia during the trimester they spend studying overseas. Depending on the arrangement, exchange might require students to pay fees either at Torrens or at the exchange university.
The Student Exchange program is not available at all partner universities. In this case, you will need to apply for a Study Abroad program.
There may be a limit on how many students may participate in a Student Exchange at a host university at one time. If this limit has already been reached you will need to apply for a Study Abroad program.
Due to the COVID-19 cases around the world, Torrens University Australia has suspended all outgoing student international mobility for the near future.
All programs will be reviewed prior to delivery in relation to travel advisories and student health and safety, and may not proceed if the University is not confident of both.
We recommend that students do not book travel until the programs are confirmed and we will endeavour to do this as far as possible in advance.
To be eligible for Study Abroad or Student Exchange, you must adhere to the following criteria:
Things to consider
It is important for you to be aware of the application deadline as late applications are strictly not accepted. It will often take a couple of months to prepare the application documents so the earlier you can prepare, the better.
Please note: applications will only be assessed after the deadline has closed.
To study overseas in Trimester 1 (Feb - May)
Applications close 11:59pm on 15 July of the year before you are planning to go on exchange
To study overseas in Trimester 2 (June - Aug)
Applications close 11:59pm on 15 November of the year before you are planning to go on exchange
To study overseas in Trimester 3 (Sep - Dec)
Applications close 11:59pm on 15 February of the year you are planning to go on exchange
Once applications close, you will be assessed for eligibility. The Study Abroad team will notify you of the outcome of your application two to four weeks after the deadline.
If you intend to study at a university that is not one of our exchange partners, you may be able to go as a fee-paying Study Abroad student. Outgoing study abroad is not supported by Torrens University and is entirely independent. As such, you will have to arrange everything by yourself and take a leave of absence from Torrens University. If you are thinking of doing this, please contact us here.
Step 1 – Check your eligibility
At the time of application, you must meet the following requirements:
Step 2 - Find a partner university
Look at the list of participating institutions in the Student Hub - Study abroad to find a partner that offers courses where you are eligible to receive credits on your study plan.
Step 3 - Get a study plan approved
It is compulsory to have a study plan approved in order to participate in the TUA exchange program.
Step 4 - Prepare application documents
Allow three to six months of planning prior to your mobility date. This includes:
We recommend you study elective subjects abroad. It is easier to gain course credit for elective subjects than core subjects.
If you have already competed your elective subjects your Program Director will need to map one for one subjects for you.
In both instances, contact the study abroad team who can assist you in your subject selections via email.
There is no guarantee that subjects selected will be available during the semester intake at any one given time at any of our partner institutions.
Studying overseas allows you to expand your horizons, learn from a different culture, gain experience and make life-long friendships. While this is a life-changing experience it can also be a little daunting to begin with and Torrens wants to make sure you are prepared, ready and excited before you embark on your new adventure.
Here are a few things to help you organize your overseas study experience
University of Applied Sciences Europe
Ruben East, Bachelor of Communication Design
Mobility Date: March to July 2018
"Countries outside of Australia are so different from anything here! You learn so much just by leaving the country and you learn so much more by living there! The opportunity is to learn things you cannot learn from google".
Stamford International University
Madison Browne, Bachelor of Business (Event Management)
Mobility Date: March to July 2018
"The best part about my experience has been the people I have met. Not only the local Thai people but also the other exchange students. I have met people from all over Europe and Asia and it has been so amazing! I now can say I have friends all over the world".
Stella Gan, Bachelor of Commerce
Mobility Date: May to August 2017
"I wanted to add another level to my university experience. I wanted to gain a new perspective of the world and step out of my comfort zone and to be more independent, bold and mature. I believe overall, it's been a huge opportunity for personal growth and development".