Student exchanges

Before you go

Essential academic and administrative matters you need to know about before you go on your exchange place.

Study and Work Away activities are likely to be disrupted for some time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the latest travel advice and restrictions please visit the Travel updates and guidance pages.

Pre-departure sessions

Compulsory pre-departure information sessions for outgoing exchange and traineeship students take place each year.


Housing arrangements vary from institution to institution. Your accommodation is your responsibility so try to make your arrangements early to avoid stress on arrival.

Travel and health insurance

Find out more about travel and health insurance and the Global Health Insurance Card


Students going on exchange may need to apply for a student visa before travelling.

Health and safety

While there is always some inherent risk with any kind of travel, there are a number of steps that you can take to help you keep healthy and safe.