CAN I ALTER MY TIME ON EXCHANGE?

The period of your exchange is clearly stated in your acceptances letters from both UQ Abroad and your host institution.

1. COMING HOME EARLY
Sometimes things don’t go as planned and you may need to come home early. If this does occur, please contact your UQ Abroad Exchange Advisor for further information.

If you need to return to UQ early, you will need to consider the following implications.

Abroad & at the Host University:

  • Does your host university have a withdrawal fee?
  • What financial penalties are there with regard to your accommodation?
  • Will you be subject to any fees to reschedule return flights?

In Australia & At UQ:

  • Have you passed the financial liability for withdrawal date for enrolled study? If you are withdrawing after March 31 (Semester 1) or August 31 (Semester 2), you will be financially liable for the fees for that semester. If you have special circumstances that might warrant the removal of that financial liability, you can make an application accordingly.
  • Will you be able to return to study at UQ in the current semester?
  • Have you received a scholarship that you will need to pay back?
  • Do you have to do anything regarding Centrelink payments?
  • OS-HELP – if you are withdrawing a semester early you will not be eligible for your second OS-HELP payment.

Please note that if you return prior to the census date for that semester, you will need to remove yourself from the exchange enrolment codes on your mySI-net.
 

2. EXTENDING YOUR EXCHANGE
You will not be able to stay longer on exchange than indicated on your acceptance letter. If you have any questions about this, please consult your UQ Abroad Exchange Advisor.

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