Exchange Programme

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

Personal development

  • 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;


New Zealand




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

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

  1. 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.


        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

    • 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: for assistance.

USP Exchange Deadline Date

USP Exchange Programme Dates for the Academic Year Placement 2020/2021 (Tentative)
Exchange Scheme
For Academic year 2020/2021 Placements
Placement Semester
Deadline Date
  • Macquarie University, Australia [July – December 2020]
  • Victoria University Melbourne, Australia [July – November 2020]
  • Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand [July – November 2020]
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada [August – December 2020]
  • University of Guelph, Canada [August – December 2020]
Semester 2, 2020
March, 2020
  • Cultural Exchange to Sonoda Women’s University [December Annually 2020]
  • ISEP Exchange [January – May 2021]
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa [January – May 2021]
  • Macquarie University, Australia [February – June 2021]
  • Victoria University Melbourne, Australia [February – June 2021]
  • Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand [February – June 2021]
Semester 1, 2021
August, 2020
  • ISEP Exchange [August – December 2021]
  • University of Hawaii [August –December 2021]
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada [August – December 2021]
  • University of Guelph, Canada [August – December 2021]
Semester 2, 2021
February, 2021

Application forms

*Submit your application to International Office, CELT building, 2nd Floor

Links to Finding Courses

Course Matching Table

Macquarie University, Australia
USP Course Code Course Name Equivalent MQ Course Code Course Name
BI201 General Ecology BIOL227 Ecology
BI202 Invertebrate Biology BIOL316 Invertebrate Biology
BI205 Genetics and Evolution BIOL206 Genetics
BI206 Quantitative Biology BIOL235 Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biology
CH201 Organic Chemistry CBMS203 Synthesis
CBMS303 Advanced Synthesis
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
EC303 Econometrics ECON333 Econometric Methods
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
LW307 Evidence LAWS399 Evidence
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
LW307 Evidence LAWS380 Evidence
LW310 Family Law LAWS370 Family
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
AF304 Auditing ACCT*3280 Auditing I
AF308 Taxation Law ACCT*3350 Taxation
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
ISEP Exchange
Thompson Rivers University, Canada
AF302 Information Systems ACCT4270 Accounting Information Systems
AF304 Auditing ACCT4231 Assurance
FM301 Portfolio Analysis and Investment FNCE3150 Portfolio and Equity Analysis
FM303 International Finance FNCE4180 International Financial Management
FM305 Financial Risk Management FNCE3180 Derivative Statistics
Brock University
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
PS205 Cognitive Psychology PSYC2P20 Cognition
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
EC203 Economic Statistics ECON321 Econometrics
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

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.