Go on exchange overseas

Macquarie University gives students the opportunity to enrich their university experience by undertaking a short-term or full-semester exchange program and travelling the world.

Group of students on a field trip in a desert

Students can choose from more than 200 partner universities in more than 50 countries for their short-term or full-semester exchange program. You can then receive credit for these experiences towards your degree at Macquarie.

If this is something that excites you, you may also be interested in our Global Leadership Program.


Participating in the exchange program will:

  • increase the value of your degree by adding an alternative perspective
  • help you become more confident and independent
  • enhance your career prospects – employers will look favourably on your overseas experience
  • immerse you in other cultures, and let you reflect on how you live in the world
  • build an international network as well as help you make new friends and travel
  • ensure you have an unforgettable adventure

Find out whether you're eligible and what it means for your academic program.

Exchange process

Undertaking a student exchange as part of your university experience is life-changing. We've provided some information about the exchange process, including your eligibility, funding and the range of exchange locations we offer.

How to apply

Once you've identified your program of interest, follow our steps to start your application and accept your offer.

On the program

Students already accepted for Exchange or Short Term Programs will have access to a range of resources to help them finalise their program arrangements.