School of Law


How do I participate?


STEP 1: Are you eligible to receive academic recognition?

  • To receive academic credit for your overseas experience, talk to your Academic Course Advisor about credit arrangements and how it fits best with your course structure. Further information about units/subjects for you degree can be found on the Western Sydney University course and unit Handbook or discussing further with your Academic Course Advisor.
  • Note 1: at this point you are not required to apply for Academic Approval – that comes after you provide detailed information about the overseas program. To apply for academic approval, see STEP 3.
  • Note 2: a criterion for receiving OS-HELP (up to $8,149 - see STEP 5), is that the overseas program must count towards your degree requirements in which you are enrolled, e.g. work experience, internship hours, or an elective.

STEP 2: Research an opportunity below and submit an application to the provider

  • Research an opportunity found in the sections below and submit your application.
  • Exchange or Study Abroad - what is the difference? 
    • Study Abroad: programs offered by ACICIS, AIM Overseas, CISaustralia, ISA, Michigan State University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and many others are Study Abroad programs. If you are participating in a Study Abroad program, you pay a PROGRAM FEE to the host organisation or university. Depending on the program, the fee may cover tuition fees (1-2 units), accommodation, meals, excursions, airport pick up, local travel (please check with the individual program to see what it covers).For all other programs classified as 'STUDY ABROAD', submit your application directly to the program provider and follow all of the STEPS.
    • Exchange: some of Western's exchange partners offer short programs.  If you are participating in an Exchange program, you do not pay TUITION FEES to the host university but continue to pay their fees to WSU by enrolling in special exchange units (upfront or through HECS 1-2 units). Exchange students pay an ADMIN FEE to the host university. Depending on the program, the fee may cover accommodation, meals, excursions, airport pick up, local travel (please check with the individual program to see what it covers).If a program is classified as an 'EXCHANGE' (see Section 3 below), submit an Expression of Interest to Western Sydney International at least 3 months prior to commencement. If a program is classified as an 'EXCHANGE' (see the list below), submit an Expression of Interest to Western Sydney International at least 3 months prior to commencement.

STEP 3: Apply for Academic Approval

  • Some Units can be utilised for overseas experiences - these include:
    • General electives
    • To be advised
  • To receive recognition for your overseas experience, it is important that you seek advice from your Academic Course Advisor and apply for academic approval. Instructions are provided below.

STEP 4: Apply for OS-HELP (up to $8,149)

You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans of $4,000, $6,791 or $8,149 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.

STEP 5: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist

Complete the Online Checklist to ensure you have completed the important tasks before heading overseas. This includes applying for a Student Mobility Travel Grant and information about travel insurance.

Consultation

To receive academic credit for your overseas experience, talk to your Academic Course Advisor about credit arrangements and how it fits best with your course structure.

If you would like to ask questions about an overseas program or general administration, feel free to contact the partner organisation or reach out to Go Global staff from Western Sydney University, email goglobal@westernsydney.edu.au or Book a Consultation (face-to-face or via phone).

Highlights


Other Overseas Law Subjects

Opportunities across all disciplines

Study Tours and Special Opportunities

A study tour provides a group of students with the opportunity to combine study and cultural immersion, by taking the lessons out of the classroom and into another country. These are often lead by Western Sydney staff. Study tours usually run between 2-4 weeks and offer your the opportunity to gain academic credit towards yours degree. Some of these opportunities attract scholarships and New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grants. Find out more (opens in a new window).


Internships Abroad

Boost your resume with a hands-on experience while working and living overseas. Many degrees at Western provide an opportunity to participate in domestic or international work experience. These are offered as core units (e.g. a clinical or professional experience placement) or as an elective. Find out more (opens in a new window).


Volunteer Abroad

Would you like to go to Costa Rica and participate in Sea Turtle Conservation? Or maybe you like to contribute to Marine Conservation and Dolphin Research in Tanzania. Find out more (opens in a new window)


Semester Exchange Studies

One of our cornerstone Go Global opportunities is the semester or year-long study opportunity, the Go Global Exchange Program. If you want to immerse yourself in another diverse culture (but getting the option to study units completely in English) then one or two sessions abroad as part of your Western degree could be perfect for you. To support the participation in overseas semester and year-long exchange, eligible students can receive an International Exchange Scholarship of up to AUD $2,500 and a deferred OS-HELP loan valued up to AUD $8,149Find out more about opportunities world-wide (opens in a new window)