Enrich your study with international experience.

UQ offers current students the opportunity to study overseas for one or two semesters on a Student Exchange program and earn credit towards their UQ degree.

UQ HMNS strongly encourages all students to take up this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the world and gain invaluable experience learning and living in another culture; experience which can provide great advantages in future employment and career development.

Students contemplating exchange need to firstly visit the UQ Abroad Resource Room, Open Monday-Friday (during semester only) from 11:00am to 2:00pm, Room 220, Level 2, Student Union Complex (building 21C) St Lucia. Students can also visit the UQ Global Experiences website for more information about Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange.

Where can I go?

UQ has partnerships with more than 130 universities in 30 countries worldwide, several of which offer HMNS-related courses.

With so many options you can choose a destination that suits you and your degree.

Find global experiences

UQ HMNS also offers four exchange programs in three destinations:


The University of Saskatchewan, Canada 

A formal exchange agreement has been established between The University of Queensland and The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. Under this agreement a limited number of students (two) who have successfully completed the prescribed first year of the BE&SS and BHSPE program at this University are permitted to complete the second year of their program at The University of Saskatchewan by undertaking comparable courses offered within their College of Physical Education. In return, an equal number of students from the College of Physical Education come to Brisbane in the middle of each year to complete the second year of their program at UQ.

Offers for the two places are based on academic performance (GPA) across Semester 1 Year 1 BHMS courses. For further information see visiting professor from the University of Saskatchewan, Professor Don Bailey, in Semester 1. 

United States

The University of Massachusetts, USA

Upper level undergraduate students with an interest in sports management may embark upon an exchange program with The University of Massachusetts. Interested students should consult with the Exchange & Study Abroad Office in the first instance and then with the Academic Advisor.


The University of Tsukuba, Japan

A formal exchange exists between UQ and the University of Tsukuba in Japan (see video for images). Three students are eligible per year, and must have successfully completed the prescribed first year of the BE&SS or BHSPE program at UQ. Students will be able to undertake comparable UQ courses at Tsukuba in the School of Health and Physical Education. It is important to note that to be eligible for this scholarship you should be able to speak and read Japanese at an introductory level. For further information visit the HMS General Office and the UQ Exchange office.