Study science overseas – How to apply for an exchange

Study Overseas in Singapore

To apply for an overseas exchange, check the eligibility requirements of the particular program you are interested in and ensure you are applying within the right round for your desired study period.

  • You will need to be able to study full time for the duration of your program.
  • You will also need to make sure you’re not missing core courses in crucial semesters.
  • Check your study plan to find out when we recommend that you go on an exchange.•The faculty will assist in the exchange application process by providing degree checks and credit approval.

First steps

If you are thinking about an exchange, we recommend you:


The faculty and Study Overseas set guidelines for determining whether you are eligible to apply for an overseas exchange program. You will be required to meet the requirements of both areas in order to be made an offer.

  • Study Overseas eligibility requirements
  • Faculty of Sciences eligibility requirements:
    • The Faculty of Sciences determines eligibility for exchange by calculating the amount of appropriate space you have left in your degree.
    • Students must present a minimum of 50% of courses taken towards their program of study from the University of Adelaide.
    • Students must complete a minimum of 50% of their courses at the highest level relevant to their program of study at the University of Adelaide.
    • Students must complete at least 50% of the courses contributing to their major/s (for relevant programs) at the University of Adelaide.
    • Transfer credit limits are considered as the minimum number of units students are required to study at the University of Adelaide. This is in accordance with the Academic Credit Arrangements Policy.

Apply now

Before your exchange, you will be required to obtain the following two separate approvals from the faculty. This is in addition to any Study Overseas requirements.

Step 1: Pre-approval

Step 2: Course approval

'Course approval' is required once pre-approval has been obtained in Step 1 and your placement has been confirmed by Study Overseas. Courses studied without formal faculty approval may not be eligible to be counted as credit towards your science program.

Need help?

The Sciences Service Hub at the faculty office is the place to go for most questions relating to your study.

Book an appointment Email us Call: 08 8313 5673