Credit values and calendars
Comparison of Credit Values
Below is an approximate credit transfer guide based on one session exchange. Your credit approval for exchange is ultimately within the jurisdiction of your relevant Academic Course Advisor / Director of Academic Program.
US credit hours*
Europe (ECTS) /
* China and Taiwan use the US credit hours system.
Other countries use different credit value systems, including Canada (which varies university by university), Singapore, India, Argentina and Chile. Please research the credit value systems for these countries at the website of the specific university.
Comparison of Academic Calendars
In the Northern hemisphere most partner institutions operate on a two semester system, however their academic calendars are usually different from Australia.
|Spring Session - Western Sydney University||August||November|
|Northern hemisphere* (excluding Germany and Japan)||August / September||December / January|
|Germany, Japan||September / October||January / February|
|Autumn Session - Western Sydney University||March||July|
|Northern hemisphere* (excluding Germany and Japan)||January||May|
|Germany, Japan||March / April||August|
* Some universities in the United Kingdom operate on a term or quarter-based system. In the United Kingdom, some discipline areas may require a full academic year of study.