Study Abroad

Unique experience

Throughout university I’ve only had one regret. I wish I did exchange sooner! That way I might have been able to fit another one into my degree. Going on exchange is such a unique experience which you can never replicate once you graduate. You will see and do incredible things, meet new and interesting people and have a new found wealth of stories to share when you return home.

 Marc Bowditch

Marc Bowditch
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)/Bachelor of Laws
Arnhem Business School (Netherlands)

Reasons to participate

  • Explore

Why wait until you graduate to travel overseas? With UOW Partner Universities across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, participating in an International Exchange or Short-term study abroad program will be your ticket to travel overseas while gaining credit for your degree. As a Business student, you have a wide selection of Partner Universities offering subjects across a variety of majors to choose from.

  • Connect

Studying abroad will allow you to immerse yourself in a different culture, opening your mind to new experiences and perspectives. While you are travelling and studying abroad, you will have the opportunity to build your international network and make lifelong friends overseas.

  • Learn

During your study abroad experience you will have the opportunity to enhance your generic skills, both professionally and personally. While you are abroad, you will acquire practical experience in speaking a new language, as well as developing your cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills. International exchange students often gain a sense of independence while they are overseas, and return home with newfound confidence. Studying abroad will allow you to engage in self-reflection and critical thinking, as well as collaborative work with your international peers. These skills are transferable into your academic and professional life.

  • Stand Out

When applying for Graduate positions, Business students who have embarked on study abroad stand out among their peers. The skills acquired during a study tour or an international exchange experience extend beyond those learnt inside the classroom, and prepares students to work in a global business environment.

Business student mobility options

Financing your travel  

Faculty of Business International Exchange Travel Grants - 2018  

The Faculty of Business will provide a limited number of travel grants ranging from $4000-$7000 for semester-length international exchange in 2018. Students successful in receiving this travel grant will receive their travel grant upon commencing their international exchange program.

Faculty of Business students intending to study at Asia-based international exchange partners will be considered for $7000 grants, while students intending to study at international exchange partners at all other continents except Asia will be considered for $4000 grants. 

Applications are currently open and close on the 18th September 2017. Application criteria are as follows:

  • Be a student of the Faculty of Business
  • Achieving a minimum WAM of 65
  • Submit the following: 
  1. Your CV
  2. A 300-word maximum personal statement outlining: How undertaking international exchange will help you develop, both personally and professionally; How you will use the experience to inspire other students to undertake exchange and; How this grant will improve the feasibility of undertaking exchange for you.


Applications need to be emailed to the International Project Officer, Joshua Munoz ( by 18th September 2017.


There are also the following funding options to assist students in studying overseas:


Further information 

Contact the Faculty International Unit for more information: 

Building 40.222c
University of Wollongong
T + 61 2 4221 8103


Last reviewed: 13 September, 2017