Study in Australia: Student Exchange26 October 2016 by News Desk
Study in Australia on a Student Exchange is possible if your home university is an international exchange partner.
Study in Australia as an Exchange Student or, if you cannot secure an exchange place or if your home university does not have an exchange agreement, come as a Study Abroad student.
To be eligible for entry into the study abroad or student exchange program, you must:
Provide proof of enrolment in a university degree or post-secondary program; or evidence that you have successfully completed your secondary school studies (if you are not enrolled in a post-secondary program);
Provide evidence of a 65% average in studies or a 2.5 grade point average on a scale of 4 or equivalent.
You will also need to provide evidence that you meet the University’s English language requirements.
Study in Australia: Student Exchange
Major areas of study – Study Abroad and Exchange students can choose from a wide range of subjects from different study areas while completing their semester(s) at Victoria University.
Study areas include: Arts; Business; Education; Engineering & Science; Health & Biomedicine; Law & Justice; Sport & Exercise Science.
Please note that units in nursing, osteopathy and paramedics are not available to exchange and study abroad students. Some other specialised units may not be available to exchange students and you will be notified in this case.
You can also choose to complete a Study Abroad Certificate.
Teaching methods – Victoria University is an acknowledged leader in industry-based learning. That means as well as spending time in the classroom and lecture theatre, you will be out getting real experience in workplaces.
We regularly meet with industry and community leaders to review our courses and confirm they are relevant and up to date.
VU is ranked in the world’s top 2 % (THE World University Rankings 2016/2017) and firmly positioned in the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017.
As a student you can be confident what you are learning will help secure your future.
Study load – Study Abroad and Exchange students are required to take a full-time load of 3 or 4 VU units per semester. Most units have a weighting of 12 credit points.
When studying a full-time load, you should expect to have around 15-20 contact hours (times when you must attend the University) per week plus study time.
Class structure – Students studying at VU usually have a mix of lectures and tutorials. In addition, you might have practical classes or fieldwork.
Lectures are held in modern lecture theatres with large groups of students. Lectures generally go for 1-3 hours and may involve note-taking, demonstrations, AV presentations, etc.
Tutorials supplement lectures and give you a chance to discuss topics in detail in a smaller group environment.
Assessment – Assessment quite often differs from one unit to another and can take a variety of forms, including written work and tests undertaken in class, participation in class or laboratory sessions, as well as final examinations at the end of each semester. Fieldwork or practical experience can also form part of the content and assessment of some units.
Grading & results – VU’s grading system may vary from the system your home institution uses.
Credit equivalencies for a semester of full time study at Victoria University:
USA: 12-15 credits
Canada: 15 credits
Europe: 30 ECTS
UK: 60 credits or 30 ECTS
Japan: 15 credits
For more details go to Victoria University
Want to Study in Australia? Click here for expert help with Study Visas: Student Visas in Australia
Click here for expert help with travel visas: Travel Visas to Australia
Want to get a job Down Under? Click here for expert help: How to Get a Job in Australia