The study plan must list double the full-time load of courses at your host institution, which will serve as alternative courses should your first course choices be unavailable. The study plan form can be downloaded in the section above.

Below are some helpful steps you need to take to ensure your study plan is completed correctly:
  • Complete a graduation check
    • A graduation check identifies what courses you have remaining to meet your UQ degree program requirements. You can do this yourself (search your UQ program here) or contact your UQ Faculty for their advice. UQ Abroad recommends that you save your electives or courses towards your major/s to take overseas as these courses are usually the easiest courses to be approved by your UQ Faculty and provide the most flexibility when enrolling in courses at your host institution.
  • Research courses offered by your host institution
    • You will need to research courses offered by your host institution, determine how many courses you must complete to fulfil the full-time study load, and select courses you believe will meet your UQ program requirements.
    • You can find an overview of courses offered by your host institution on their website, which is available on each partner page here. You may like to search for courses with similar profiles and titles to your UQ courses, or for elective courses.
    • Use the UQ Credit Precedent Database as a guide to see what courses have previously been approved for credit at UQ. Please note that approvals in the database may no longer be available at your host institution, nor offered in the correct semester for your exchange. Always confirm your choice courses by visiting the host institution course catalogue directly.
    • Identify courses that are offered in the same time of the year that you are planning on going on exchange (remember Northern Hemisphere semesters are opposite to UQ semesters).
    • EAIT students must consult with their academic advisor prior to submitting their study plan – please ask your advisor to sign your plan.
  • Download course profiles of the courses you would like to take
    • You must attach a course profile that includes the aims and objectives of the course, the number of contact hours per week, reference material, assessment and credit value for all UQ equivalent courses, unless the course has been pre-approved on the UQ Credit Precedent Database. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students, please see instructions here.
    • Course profiles should remain in their original format as much as possible (pdfs/screen shots that include all of the information/etc). If you need to cut and paste the course information into a single consolidated document for the course profile upload, please include the URL link from the Host University website or a reference to the host university source of the information (booklet/handbook/etc.)
    • If you are having difficulty obtaining the information you need on your selected courses, please contact your UQ Abroad Exchange Advisor for help.
    • Please do not contact your host institution directly as all enquiries must be made through UQ Abroad until you are formally accepted.

Review your study plan carefully. After you are sure you have included the correct amount of courses, included the Credit Precedent Database code for any courses you have sourced from the database and upload it, along with required course profiles, to your UQ Abroad application.

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