The MOU is a document of general intent and outlines mutually agreed terms of engagement between ACU and the partner institution. The MOU is a precursor to specific legally binding agreements such as the Staff or Student Exchange Agreement.
ACU has student exchange partnerships with over 80 universities around the world. Through these arrangements, ACU students can study overseas for up to one year during their ACU degree and gain full credit upon their return to ACU. Students from official partner universities are nominated by their home university and they can study at ACU as non-award students for 1 or 2 semesters. Exchange students are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host institution. Find more information on ACU Student Exchange Program
Study Abroad partnerships are designed to allow international students to study on a fee-paying basis for 1 or 2 semesters at ACU. ACU welcomes fee-paying study abroad students from a group of partner institutions each semester. Individual students from non-partner institutions are also encouraged to apply. These students enrol at ACU in non-award studies and return to their home institutions with credit after completion of their studies. Find more information on ACU Study Abroad Program
ACU welcomes study tour groups from partner institutions for short term periods. Activities may involve English classes, academic topics and tour observations in accordance with the field of expertise of the students.
ACU gives students the opportunity to apply the theory and skills they gained while studying at ACU in a professional workplace by establishing student placement partnerships with local and overseas institutions. Placements can be a clinical placement, practicum, internship or any other form of professional, industrial or vocational experience included in a course or required for a program.
Community engagement is a key part of a student's education at ACU. Through our community engagement programs, ACU students have the opportunity to widen their horizons, gain new skills and experiences, improve their resume and make a difference in the wider community, at local and overseas partners. Find more information about ACU Community Engagement.
Under an offshore teaching arrangement, ACU courses may be delivered to students at an international partner institution with support provided by ACU academic staff. In some circumstances, students may transfer to an ACU campus in Australia after successful completion of studies at the partner institution.