Support While Overseas on Exchange

Here you can find support information for UNSW students while studying overseas on exchange. 


It is important you enrol in a full-time load at the partner university. Please ensure that you:

  • confirm the full-time load at your nominated partner university
  • have enough courses approved to enrol in an equivalent full-time load at the partner university

If you need to enrol in any classes that you did not have approved by your UNSW faculty before you left, you should request course approval via your exchange application. Once your courses are approved, send your TOC form to your Faculty for final approval.

International SOS 

In the event of an emergency or if you need immediate assistance while on exchange, please contact International SOS

International SOS assists with international travel and has medical and travel security specialists available for advice and assistance before, during or after your trip. Their assistance and advice cover medical, security and travel risk associated with overseas travel and support including assistance and evacuation services.  

Please ensure your overseas contact and location details are kept up to date via International SOS. You should download the Assistance App on your smartphone for quick access to travel security alerts and other relevant travel-related information. Please use the Check-in feature in the app to let us know if you are in a different location to your original travel plans.

Extending your exchange

If you are on exchange for a single session and you want to extend your exchange for a further session, contact UNSW Study Abroad and Exchange at least six weeks before the end of your first session. Any extension is granted based on approval from UNSW Study Abroad and Exchange, your UNSW Faculty and the Exchange Office at the partner university.


Before you leave your host university, you should check if you need to order a transcript.  Most universities will automatically send us an official copy of your academic transcript, however some require you to order one or sign a release form. You should check with your host institution before returning home.


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