CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Through the CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad Programs, you can study at CQUniversity for one term or up to one full academic year and subject to your home institution's approval, you can transfer these credits back towards your course of study at home. You will gain credit for the units you study. Subject to your home institutions approval, you can transfer these credits back towards your course of study at home.

Demand for the CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange Program is high and places are limited so apply early to avoid disappointment, and you must be a current student at one of our exchange partner institutions. The CQUGlobal Inbound Study Abroad Program is open to international students from any university.

If you are interested in a full degree course at CQUniversity, please visit our Courses page as the CQUGlobal Inbound Program is for students coming for a short period, a term or an academic year only.

Depending on what your home major is, you may wish to focus on units that get you the most credit, or you may want to use some of your electives to study something different that has always interested you.

Below is a sample of available unit options. For details of all the units on offer, where they are offered, and in which terms they are offered, please refer to our handbook.

Study Areas

  • Allied Health
  • Business and Accounting
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Built Environment and Aviation
  • English and Study Pathways
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Nursing, Paramedicine and Health
  • Psychology and Social Work
  • Safety Sciences
  • Science, Environment and Agriculture
  • Service Industries (Hospitality and Tourism)

International students in Australia are required to study full-time, which is a minimum of 3 units (and a maximum of 4 units) per term. Students are required to select 6-8 units as part of their application in case of any timetable clashes.

Students participating in the CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad Programs can select undergraduate and/or postgraduate units but must meet any pre-requisites. Please note postgraduate psychology units are not available for international students.

CQUniversity has strong academic links with many partner institutions around the world. Visit our CQUGlobal Partner Universities page to find out more.

CQUniversity’s main campus is in Rockhampton in Queensland, and we have a campus in every major Australian city. This means you can choose to study in one of the world's most liveable cities or go for an authentic regional Queensland location. Each campus has something unique and exciting to offer. For those coming for more than one term, you could choose to study at more than one location.

To find out more about each campus location, visit our Locations page.

CQUniversity has three academic intakes per year. Term 3 is not a compulsory term and may not be available for all courses and campuses.

2023 IntakesApplication Deadlines
Term 1: March – June 31 December 2022
Term 2: July – October 30 April 2023
Term 3: November – February 31 August 2023

A compulsory orientation for new international students takes place in the week prior to the start of each term.

Please refer to our Academic Calendars for specific term dates.

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Students applying for the CQUGlobal Exchange Program must first be nominated for an exchange place by their home institution.
  • Students must have successfully completed at least 12 months of full-time study (for undergraduate study) or have completed an approved undergraduate university degree (for graduate study) in their home country at the time of application.
  • Students from the USA must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4-point scale.
  • Other students, please enquire at your international office regarding specific academic entry requirements.
  • Some CQUniversity units may require completion of prerequisites or home institution equivalents.
  • Students will normally have an equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or have studied in the English language for at least two years.
  • Important: Students must ensure that they have approval from their home institution that the course/s applied for will be credited towards their degree.

English language requirements

    If your previous education was not using the English language or if you are not a fluent English speaker, you may need a recognised English language qualification. Please see our English entry requirements page for more information.

    If you do not meet these English language requirements, you can study at one of our CQUEnglish Language Centres before joining our CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad Program.

    Please contact our CQUGlobal adviser by emailing and we will help work out what English language course would best suit you.

1. Choose your units
Check our handbook for course and campus availability and download unit profiles.

2. Register and apply
Complete an online application.

3. Accept your offer
Process any payments and accept your offer via our online portal.

4. Next steps
Once you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), apply for your visa. Once your visa is granted, start preparing your travel to Australian and plan your adventure.

We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible universities in Australia by offering highly competitive fees for our programs and this includes our CQUGlobal Inbound Programs and English Language courses. We keep our programs at an affordable rate to allow students from all backgrounds to enjoy a uniquely Australian experience.

CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange

If you are coming to CQUniversity under an exchange agreement or through one of our partner institutions, please contact them directly for fee information.

CQUGlobal Inbound Study Abroad

2022 Tuition Fees:

A$9740* per term (24 credit points)

A$7305* per term (18 credit points)

Please check back later for 2023 tuition fees.

*Students applying from our partner institutions automatically qualify for a tuition fee scholarship to the value of A$1000.

All inbound Exchange and Study Abroad students receive a complimentary airport arrival transfer and welcome pack.

English Language Courses

English language course tuition is charged at a cost per week basis.

2022 weekly fee = A$435 per week

2023 weekly fee =  A$445 per week

Cost of Living and Other Costs

CQUGlobal Inbound Exchange and Study Abroad Program applicants are also required to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover as a student visa condition.

Of course, there are other expenses that you will incur as part of studying in another country such as travel, food, entertainment and accommodation.

We recommend that you talk to an adviser at your home institution to get a clear understanding of what is considered as extra costs associated with studying overseas so that you can plan your budget ahead.

For more information, visit our Studying in Australia page.

Other cultures and viewpoints help to be more impartial and get to the bottom of our own perspectives. Living at the residential school helped me make friends and we regularly took excursions. I only have positive memories and I absolutely recommend an exchange term at CQU.

Thomas Wolfsgruber

CQUGlobal Exchange