There are five study abroad and exchange programs at ACU:
- Study abroad
- Study Abroad + internship
- Study Abroad + community engagement
- ACU July School
Exchange students come from institutions that have a recognised partnership with ACU.
Study Abroad students can come through either established study abroad partners of non-affiliated institutions.
The ACU July school is an intensive short term program for students wishing to undertake a two week course.
Students in all five programs must speak to their home universities to arrange a transfer of credit for the subjects they study at ACU.
Exchange students from partner institutions will pay tuition fees at their home institution. They do not pay tuition fees to ACU.
Study Abroad students pay the following tuition fees directly to ACU
2016 Study Abroad tuition fee:
AUD$9,000 per semester
AUD$18,000 per year
2017 Study Abroad tuition fee:
AUD$9,450 per semester
AUD$18,900 per year
Tuition fees cover the cost of academic study at ACU. They do not include the cost of textbooks, transport and other program costs.
Students from all countries are welcome to apply to the ACU Study Abroad Program. To be accepted into the program you must meet the following criteria:
Completion of one full year of study at university level with satisfactory grades.
English language requirements:
Students who have not successfully completed at least one full-time year of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English must provide the following evidence of English proficiency:
For undergraduate study:
- IELTS: 6.0; 6.0 for Writing and Speaking; 5.5 for Reading and Listening
- TOEFL IBT: 79; 22 for Writing
- TOEFL PBT: 550; 59 for Writing
- TOEFL CBT: 213; 25 for Writing
- ACU English Language Test: C
For postgraduate study:
- IELTS: 6.5; 6.0 in all sections
- TOEFL IBT: 90; 25 for Writing
- TOEFL PBT: 577; 62 for Writing
- TOEFL CBT: 233; 26 for Writing
- ACU English Language Test: B
Please note: students wishing to take units within the Law, Nursing and Education programs may be required to have a higher level of English proficiency
2016 semester dates
Semester 1 2016
International Orientation: February 15
Classes Start: February 29
End of Exam Period: June 26
Semester 2 2016
International Orientation: July 25
Classes Start: August 1
End of Exam Period: November 27
2017 semester dates
Semester 1 2017
International Orientation: February 13
Classes Start: February 27
End of Exam Period: June 25
Semester 2 2017
International Orientation: July 24
Classes Start: July 31
End of Exam Period: November 26
Semester 1: November 15
Semester 2: May 15
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a compulsory health insurance plan designed to minimise your health care costs when you study in Australia.
Why do I need OSHC?
It is an Australian government requirement that you purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your student visa. You must purchase your OSHC when you pay your first semester tuition fees.
What does my OSHC cover?
If you need to go to the doctor or to a hospital while you are in Australia, OSHC will cover 85% of the base rate you are required to pay. If doctors charge more than the base rate, you must pay the additional costs.
OSHC does not cover pre-existing conditions.
See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's page on health insurance for more information.
You do not need OSHC if you are:
- a Norwegian student covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme
- a Swedish student covered by the National Board of Student Aid or by Kammarkollegiet
- a Belgian student covered under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia.
The University's preferred OSHC provider is Allianz
All international students must have a valid student visa for the duration of their studies. You must apply for your student visas prior to arriving in Australia.
How do I apply for my visa?
Once you have been accepted at ACU and have paid your fees, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment document that you can use to apply for your student visa.
For more information on how to apply for a student visa, please contact your nearest Consulate Australian Embassy or High Commission.