Academic Approval & Enrolment (Exchange)

This process is for students participating in the semester Go Global Exchange Program or Short Programs that are exchange-based.

To apply for academic approval, you will need to provide your Academic Course Advisor (ACA) or Director of Academic Program (DAP) with supporting documentation for your intended overseas course. The information includes Name of the Course, Objective, Number of Hours, Text books Used and Methods of Assessment.

You can read further information here about credit value comparisons and overseas academic calendars.

For further information about your ACA or DAP, visit your School website and see 'Contact'.

Information about overseas courses and syllabus can usually be found on the overseas university or provider websites, which can be found at the link below:

If the information is unavailable on the websites, please contact the overseas institution or provider by searching for their contact details on their study abroad office webpage.

IMPORTANT: Due to the differences in Australian and international academic calendars, some start and end dates for overseas programs, may overlap and impede your studies at Western Sydney University. In these circumstances and depending on your situation, Academic Advisors may not approve your intended overseas program.

If you are participating in the semester Go Global Exchange Program (not a Short Program):

  • You must be enrolled full time at Western Sydney University (30-40 credit points)
  • You must maintain full-time enrolment at host university (as per their rules)

HOW TO APPLY FOR ACADEMIC APPROVAL (EXCHANGE ONLY)

This process is for students participating in the Exchange only, both the semester Go Global Exchange Program and Short Programs that are exchanged-based. For a list of eligible Exchange locations see Where can I go? or Overseas Short Courses during the Session Breaks.

  1. Complete the Exchange Academic Approval Form and provide supporting documentation about your course to your Academic Course Advisor (ACA) or Director of Academic Program (DAP). For further advice about your ACA or DAP, visit your School website and see 'Contact'.
  2. Submit completed Exchange Academic Approval Form to the Enrolments office.
  3. The Enrolments office will add an Exchange 'holding course' which attracts normal tuition fees. This will include School specific Exchange unit/s, e.g. Law (10cps). You will be enrolled concurrently at Western Sydney University (normal tuition) and your host university (tuition waiver)
  4. Apply for OS-HELP (optional)
  5. On return from overseas, apply for Advanced Standing for recognition of your studies.

Before You Go

  • If you are participating in the semester Go Global Exchange Program, withdraw from any non-Exchange units at Western Sydney University for your exchange session
  • Pay any Western Sydney University debts e.g. SSAF; library fines (non-payment will affect your enrolment)
  • If you don't return to study after your overseas activity, you still need to follow the normal Leave of Absence application process
  • Make sure to update your contact details on MyStudentRecords (MySR)

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