The university encourages student exchanges among participating exchange partners. International students who would like to come to USP as an exchange student must contact their home university first to find out whether their university is a part of USP’s exchange programme.
If your university is not a USP exchange partner, then you can still come to USP, but as a Study Abroad student.
Note: your nomination to be placed at USP as an “Exchange Student” should be communicated via your Home University directly, to USP International Office.
*If you have already been confirmed a placement by your Home University as an Exchange student – please follow the Admission Process.
Want to study abroad for one semester? If yes, then this information is for you.
What is USP Exchange Programme?
It an opportunity extended by USP to its 12 regional member country students to study abroad for one semester with any of its partner university. It is a partially sponsored programme.
USP students are able to study at any exchange partner university for a semester while gaining the credits for their USP Programme. Tuition fee is waived for students by the partner university.
The USP exchange programme is applicable to Undergraduate Degree Level students only.
How will I benefit from the programme?
- Learn same course content from a different context
- International learning and knowledge propels students towards learning and understanding of different cultural and community perspectives
- Enhance analytical and problem-solving skills
- Build network and broaden knowledge
- The most common noticeable change found in returning exchange students are enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem
- Develop a better problem-solving skills as the situations and challenges are outside a familiar support network and comfort zone
- Lifelong friendships
- Encourages students to develop independent opinions and strive to attain fresh goals
- Added advantage towards career goals
- Develops an awareness of group dynamics and personal sensitivity towards others
- Successful programme completion represents an excellent measure of personal flexibility, encompassing an ability to reach compromise, focus and succeed through challenging times.
Which universities can I go to?
Following are USP’s Exchange partner universities;
In addition to the exchange agreements above, USP is also a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which is based in the USA and has over 300 members in the USA and 41 other countries.
*Please enquire with the International Office for more information on ISEP exchange and the placements availability with each university.
Eligibility Criteria for Application
- Be a current registered Undergraduate student at USP
- A GPA of 3.0 and above
- Must have completed at least first semester of studies at USP and final semester must be completed at USP as well
- No disciplinary records or holds
- Must be a regional student (citizen of one of USP’s 12 member countries)
Cost – Who pays for what
|USP PAYS FOR||STUDENTS PAY FOR|
|Return airfare||USP tuition fee|
|Visa fee||Medical clearance letter from a medical practitioner|
|Visa application related costs such as; bio-metrics, medical and police clearance (if required)||Accommodation|
|IELTS exam (if required)||Meals /Daily expenses|
|Overseas Student Health Cover [OSHC]||Passport|
|Travel Insurance||Official USP transcript|
|Other application fee [where applicable/required]||Local transportation (such as travel to & from airport)|
|Course related textbooks/materials/field trips (where required)|
How to apply
- There is a set of 5 forms to be completed to apply for the programme;
*you will find the forms at the end of this page
- Application form
- Exchange Cross Credit form
- In this process you have to find matching courses.
- List the USP courses (at least 5 courses) that you intend to do at your chosen host university and then find the courses from the HOST university’ website that best matches with your USP courses.
- Once you find matching courses, then you have to print the course outlines or syllabi from the host universities website & make an appointment to discuss your options with your respective USP course coordinators.
- Only your Course Coordinators/Head of School(s) can review the courses and endorse the form with approval.
- You must get at least 4-6 courses approved.
*YOU WILL FIND MATCHING COURSE INFORMATION TOWARDS THE END OF THIS PAGE
Note: If you are applying for two or more programmes/schemes, you will need to print the Exchange cross credit form (one for each scheme), and seek approval for minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 courses. All Exchange course credit forms must accompany your USP Exchange Application
- In this process you have to find matching courses.
- Unique Personal Statement – you have to write a statement of about 500-1000 words
- Personal Reference Form – has to be filled by someone from community, work colleague, religious group, etc who has known you for at least 3 years
- Academic Reference Form – has to be filled by one for your USP lecture/tutor who has taught you for at least one semester
Points to Note
- Ensure you meet the application criteria
- Read the Exchange application carefully to identify what all you will need to complete your application on time
- Determine the USP courses you will be taking in the semester you plan to study abroad.
- Research host universities of your choice and courses that may transfer back to your USP programme
- If you have difficulties finding courses at the host universities, you may contact USP International on email: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
USP Exchange Deadline Date
(all USP exchange placements are currently on hold due outbreak of COVID-19).
|USP Exchange Programme Dates for the Academic Year Placement 2020/2021 (Tentative)|
For Academic year 2020/2021 Placements
|Placement Semester||Deadline Date|
||Semester 2, 2020||March, 2020|
||Semester 1, 2021||August, 2020|
||Semester 2, 2021||February, 2021|
- Who Can Apply
- ISEP Exchange – About ISEP Exchange and Find a Program
- Download the personal reference form
- Download the academic reference form
- Download the cross credit form
- Download the USP Exchange Application Form
- Download the unique personal statement
*Submit your application to International Office, CELT building, 2nd Floor
Links to Finding Courses
- University of Guelph
- Victoria University, Melbourne
- Macquarie University
- Simon Fraser University
- University of Hawaii, Manoa
- Victoria University Wellington
- University of Laval
- Deakin University
Course Matching Table
Note: this sections outlines the courses taken by outbound exchange students previously. It is for your reference purposes only and not a guarantee that you will get approval on the corresponding units. Your courses will be approved by Head of Schools of your respective schools.
|Macquarie University, Australia|
|USP Course Code||Course Name||Equivalent MQ Course Code||Course Name|
|BI202||Invertebrate Biology||BIOL316||Invertebrate Biology|
|BI205||Genetics and Evolution||BIOL206||Genetics|
|BI206||Quantitative Biology||BIOL235||Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biology|
|CH203||Physical Chemistry||CBM307||Physical and Environment Chemistry II|
|DG100||Introduction to Leadership, Governance & Human Rights||LEX101||Law, Human Rights and Global Governance|
|EC301||Macroeconomics Analysis||ECON311||Macroeconomic Policy|
|EC302||Microeconomics Analysis||ECON309||Industrial Organisation|
|EC304||Development Economics||ECON336||Economic Development|
|ED152||Human Development: A Lifespan Approach||EDUC105||Education: The Psychological Context|
|ED205||Program Planning and Curriculum Integration in Early Childhood & Care||ECHE220||Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum|
|ED262||Inclusive Education and Diverse Learning Needs||ECHE330||PDPHE/HSIE|
|ED350||Curriculum Studies 2||ECHE220||Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum|
|FM301||Portfolio Analysis and Investment||AFIN352||Applied Portfolio Management|
|FM305||Financial Risk Management||AFIN328||Financial Risk Management|
|LL202||Contemporary Literary Criticism: Key Terms and Text 2||ENGL120||Approaches to English Literature|
|LL141||Introduction to the French Language||FRN112||Basic Spoken French|
|LW302||Equity & Trusts||LAWS217||Equity & Trusts|
|LW309||Administrative Law||LAW315||Administrative Law|
|LW310||Family Law||LAWS502||Family Law|
|LW330||Public International Law||LAWS259||International Law|
|LW322||Intellectual Property Law||LAWS523||Intellectual Property Law|
|LW331||Human Rights||LAWS519||International Human Rights Law|
|LW372||Commercial Law||LAWS521||Foundations of Commercial Law|
|PL300||Parties, Electoral Politics and Democracy: Case Studies||POL305||Religion and Politics|
|POL322||International Relations of the Middle East|
|PL302||International Politics of Asia-Pacific||POL389||US Foreign Policy in the Asian Century|
|PS101||Introduction to Psychology||PSYC104||Introduction to Psychology I|
|PS102||Development Psychology||PSY235||Developmental Psychology|
|Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand|
|BI205||Genetics and Evolution||BIOL241||Genetics|
|CH203||Physical Chemistry||CHEM203||Physical and Process Chemistry|
|LW300||Property Law 1||LAWS301||Property Law|
|LW302||Equity & Trust||LAWS312||Equity & Trusts and Succession|
|LW306||Legal Ethics||LAWS334||Ethics and the Law|
|LW317||Health Law & Ethics||LAWS431||Special Topic: Health Law|
|LW322||Intellectual Property Law||LAWS353||Intellectual Property|
|LW372||Commercial Law||LAWS350||Introduction to Commercial Law|
|LW373||Commercial Law||LAWS354||International Trade Law|
|LW374||Revenue and Taxation Law||LAWS365||Elements of Taxation|
|PS101||Introduction to Psychology||PSYC121||Introduction to Psychology 1|
|TS106||Introduction to Tourism||TOUR101||Introduction to Tourism|
|University of Guelph, Canada|
|AF301||Accounting Theory and Applications||ACCT*4340||Accounting Theory|
|BF302||Advanced Banking Management||ECON*3960||Money, Credit and the Financial System|
|CN101||Chinese Language 1||CHIN*1290||Conversational Chinese II|
|SO200||Modern Social Theory||SOAN*2111/2||Classical Theory|
|SO201||Society, Culture and Change in the Pacific||ANTH*2160||Social Anthropology|
|SO303||Advanced Sociological Theory||SOC*3310||Contemporary Theory|
|SO311||Crime & Deviance||SOC*3710||Youth Justice|
|TS109||Food and Beverages Services & Cost Control||HTM*3090||Restaurant Operations Management|
|TS208||Operational Issues for Hospitality||HTM*3060||Lodging Management|
|TS209||Food and Beverage Management||HTM*2740||Cultural Aspects of Food|
|TS213||International Tourism||HTM*4170||International Tourism|
|Simon Fraser University|
|BI205||Genetics and Evolution||BISC202||Genetics|
|CH204||Inorganic Chemistry||CHEM230||Inorganic Chemistry|
|ED250||Curriculum Studies I||EDUC298||Special Topics|
|ED252||Educational Psychology and the Teaching-Learning Process||EDUC230||Introduction to Philosophy of Education|
|Thompson Rivers University, Canada|
|AF302||Information Systems||ACCT4270||Accounting Information Systems|
|FM301||Portfolio Analysis and Investment||FNCE3150||Portfolio and Equity Analysis|
|FM303||International Finance||FNCE4180||International Financial Management|
|FM305||Financial Risk Management||FNCE3180||Derivative Statistics|
|PL201||International Politics||POLI2F20||Introduction to International Relations|
|PL202||Political Ideologies||POLI2P91||Plotical Theory I|
|PS203||Research Methods in the Social Sciences 2||PSYC2F23||Statistics and Research Design in the Behavioural Sciences|
|PS206||Cross-Cultural Psychology||PSYC2P25||Personality and Individual Differences|
|University of Regina, Canada|
|AF301||Accounting Theory and Application||BUS487||Accounting Theory|
|AF302||Information Systems||BUS375||Managing Information Systems|
|AF304||Auditing||BUS386||Auditing Theory and Application|
|FM301||Portfolio Analysis||BUS497||Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management|
|FM303||International Finance||BUS491||International Financial Management|
|FM305||Financial Risk Management||BUS494||Derivatives and Risk Management|
|PL201||International Politics||PSCI240||World Politics|
|PL202||Political Ideologies||PSCI210||Introduction to Political Thought|
|PS203||Research Methods in Social Sciences 2||PSYC204||Research Methods in Psychology|
|PS205||Cognitive Psychology||PSYC210||Development Psychology|
|PS206||Cross-Cultural Psychology||PSYC220||Social Psychology|
|SO200||Modern Social Thoery||SOC285||Theories of Society|
|UU200||Ethics and Governance||PHIL270||Ethics|
|Massey University, New Zealand|
|MG201||Organisational Behaviour||114.240||Organisational Behaviour|
|MG204||Management of Industrrial Relations||114.254||Employment Relations|
|MG206||Marketing Principles and Strategies||156.231||Strategic Marketing Management|
|PL201||International Politics||200.261||World Politics|
|PL202||Political Ideologies||200.215||Political Theory from Plato to Marx|
|UU200||Ethics and Governance||134.203||Ethics|