If you have recently arrived at your exchange destination
You are probably very busy settling in to your new home, trying to adapt to a new country, a new university and maybe even a new language. Good luck!
However, please ensure that you take the time to complete all of the required forms for UNSW. As soon as you have enrolled in classes and found accommodation, you should complete and send us your Notice of Enrolment Form. This form needs to be signed by the International or Exchange Office at the partner university so we can ensure you are correctly enrolled.
Notice of Enrolment Form (47.3 KB)
If you need to enroll in any classes that you did not have approved by your UNSW faculty before you left, you should contact your UNSW faulty by email to obtain approval as soon as possible. Be sure you keep a copy of this email approval, as you will need to complete a Transfer of Credit form when you return and obtain the signatures of the relevant course and faculty authorities.
Emergency counselling while you are overseas
The Department of Foreign Affairs provides emergency services for Australians overseas. These services include access to Lifeline telephone counselling if you experience a crisis or if you require counselling services in an emergency while overseas. These services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To access the telephone counselling service, call the consulate emergency number, +61 1300 555 135, and wait on the line or follow the offered selection options for different services. Telephone calls to local Australian high commissions, embassies or consulates overseas can also be connected to Lifeline in Australia for the cost of a local call. If it is after hours in the country from which you are calling, your call is automatically transferred to Australia.
Extending your exchange
If you are on exchange for a single session and you want to extend your exchange for a further session, contact the UNSW Global Education and Student Exchange Office at least six weeks before the end of your first session. Any extension is granted based on approval from the Global Education and Student Exchange Office, your UNSW Faculty and the Exchange Office at the partner university. If your extension is approved, you must contact the Risk Management Office to check your insurance coverage.
Every university has a different system for issuing academic transcripts. Some universities automatically send your transcripts to our office. Others require you to order your transcript or nominate where you would like your transcripts to be sent. Some universities require students to fill out several forms to receive a transcript. It is very important that you ask the International Office at your exchange university how their transcript system works. Your credits cannot be transferred unless you have a transcript.
If you are personally issued a transcript from your exchange, you must bring it to the Global Education and Student Exchange Office so that we are able to transfer your credits. After your credits have been transferred to your UNSW transcript, we can return to you any copies that we have of your original transcript.