ISEP is a network of universities of which UniSQ is a member. UniSQ students can choose an exchange program at other universities in the ISEP network. UniSQ students choose from 'ISEP Exchange' host universities that are open to International Students.
Language of instruction:
English and varying languages.
Level of study:
Undergraduate and Postgraduate (these offerings vary at each university).
Electives or courses approved by Academic Affairs.
Courses vary at each university within the ISEP network. Students can filter by courses, country or language on the ISEP website. UniSQ students will need to nominate more than one university, as your first choice of university is not guaranteed. Some universities have a 'very limited' chance of placement. Make sure to include some host universities in your nomination that have a good chance of placement to improve your likelihood of being placed.
Visit the Scholarships and costs page for more details on how you can fund your program. The ISEP exchange program also has an application fee. Students pay a USD100 non-refundable application fee when they apply. Once placed at one of your chosen universities, you then pay USD425 to accept your placement. This fee covers the cost of customised matching and placement conducted by ISEP staff.
Students pay accommodation and meal costs to UniSQ in Australian dollars, so this can reduce overall living costs, depending on the location. More information is available below. Students should choose the ‘ISEP Exchange’ program in order to continue paying their tuition fees to UniSQ (i.e. By deferring to HECS-HELP or full tuition payment). The ‘ISEP Direct’ program is for students who want a ‘study abroad’ placement and are prepared to pay tuition fees and accommodation fees directly to the host university.
UniSQ students pay accommodation and meal costs directly to UniSQ for all ISEP Exchange placements The S2 2023 accommodation and meal costs payable to UniSQ is AUD4911 per semester.
When you arrive at your host university, you are not required to pay accommodation or meal plan costs, as you will have paid them to UniSQ. You will be placed in appropriate student accommodation at your host university. Not all universities offer a choice of accommodation due to this arrangement and you will usually be placed in on-campus dormitory or student village accommodation. ISEP Exchange therefore may not be appropriate for students travelling with their partner or dependant if suitable accommodation cannot be arranged in the host location. Check the individual ISEP institution pages for information about accommodation. Not all universities provide fully catered meal plans. In these cases, students may be given a stipend to cover the costs of food for the semester.
Students are usually required to purchase ISEP Medical Insurance, though some exceptions apply. This is approximately USD100 per month. Specific information will be provided upon your acceptance to the program.
Visa information varies according to the country. The host university may provide information on visa requirements after acceptance. Students should also research visa requirements for their chosen country.
ISEP Online application Form:
As well as following the how to apply instructions for UniSQ Exchange programs, students must also complete and submit an online ISEP application form.