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Study overseas

Overseas study gives you the opportunity to travel while gaining degree credits, providing opportunities for personal growth while improving your employment options. It also looks great on a résumé and may give you a competitive edge in a tight employment market.

Study options vary from two weeks to two semesters.

Current Travel Restrictions

Measures are being taken around the world to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

ECU is closely monitoring the evolving situation and acting on the latest advice of the Australian Government and health authorities. The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is at the forefront of all our decision-making

Accordingly, the University is enforcing limits on international travel for staff and students. Study-related international travel is only being permitted in exceptional circumstances. International study tours have been cancelled for the rest of the semester, and student learning abroad experiences are permitted only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications to travel should be submitted to the International Office for assessment by Senior University Leadership on a case-by-case basis. You should not proceed with any travel-related expenditure unless formal confirmation of travel approval has been provided.

Please note the situation is constantly changing and we hope circumstances will return to normal later in the coming months.


Virtual Learning Abroad

Virtual programs provide the opportunity to engage and learn on a global scale without leaving home.

From putting your skills into practice during a remote industry placement to learning a new language in online classrooms, and everything in between, there is sure to be an experience for you.

Take another step to becoming world ready and apply today.


We have partnerships with about 90 institutions in 35 countries around the world, providing you the opportunity to study for one or two semesters. Exchange allows you to immerse your self in new cultures, develop lasting friendships and get a new perspective on life.

  • Applying
  • Preparing for departure
  • On exchange
  • On return

Study abroad

The study abroad program allows students to study at overseas non partner institutions. The point of differentiation from our exchange program is that you will be directly applying to and paying tuition fees to the overseas institution, not ECU.

Other overseas study opportunities

As well as Exchange and Study Abroad options, ECU has a range of Study Tours, Internships and Short Programs available for students to take part in.

Financial assistance

An array of financial assistance is available to ECU students taking part in overseas studies.

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