How exchange works
The exchange program allows you to travel abroad and study at the same time for a semester or two at one of our overseas partnered universities. This is done by exchanging places with one of their students who will take your place while they do their program at La Trobe University.
As a result, you will be exempted from paying additional tuition fees to your host university. All while you will use your pre-approved subjects to gain credits for your studies. Regardless if you are a domestic or international student, all students can apply and have access to many grants and scholarships to support you while you are overseas.
Choose a partner university
You should choose a partner based on the subject relevance to your La Trobe degree and the placement chance. Placement chance is classified as:
- High chance of being placed at this institution
- Fair chance of being placed at this institution
- Limited chance of being placed at this institution
- Very limited chance of being placed at this institution.
If you choose a partner with a limited or very limited placement chance as your first preference. You must also include partners with a fair or high placement chance as second and third preferences. You can only choose one partner with a limited or very limited placement chance for each semester of application.
Placement chances are affected by the number of inbound and outbound applicants each semester.
Calculate credit points
You must seek a full semester load (60 La Trobe credit points) of subject approvals for each semester of your program. Our partners may have different crediting systems, so ensure you determine how much of the partner credit points you will need to meet the full semester load requirement. We recommend getting additional subject approvals as back-up options in case you need to replace any subjects once you arrive.