Non-credit programs

Non-credit programs allow you to undertake an international experience without academic assessments linked to your university degree. These programs can help you to develop employability and leadership skills, and other transferable skills for the future.

There are a range of non-credit programs available, including engagement, language and cultural immersion opportunities.

Opportunities offered through Universitas 21

Universitas 21 (U21) is a partnership network comprised of 25 prestigious institutions in Australia and around the world. U21 offers a range of programs which provide students an opportunity to enhance their international networks, whilst participating in world-class educational opportunities.


A small number of opportunities also exist for students to undertake internships or work experience placements abroad. While most of these opportunities do not carry credit towards your degree, they do provide a valuable experience and allow you to undertake formal training in an international context.

To find out more, contact the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at your faculty.

The process

Each non-credit program has its own application process. Please refer to the program pages listed above for more information.

Application dates and timelines

Each non-credit program has its own application dates and timelines. Please refer to the program pages listed above for more information.

The University has updated its current travel advice to due to COVID-19. Student exchange to New Zealand for Semester 2, 2021 has been reinstated with applications opening on 10 May 2021. Study abroad and exchange to other locations remain cancelled for Semester 2, 2021 as global student travel has been suspended until 31 October 2021. Read the latest advice or find out more about completing exchange in Semester 1, 2022.