EU-AU Student Exchange Programme

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

SWaRM - Sustainable Water Resources Management

 

Graduate Student Mobility Project: Europe-Australia

                         

Background
Student exchange overview
For students enrolled in Australia
For students enrolled in the EU
Participating universities
Course conversion table
Fees and finances
How to apply
Contacts
Deadline for applications

Links to further information
General information for international visitors
Information on visa applications
Information for international students
Accommodation

Background

ICE WaRM is pleased to announce a new graduate student mobility project, funded through the Australian Federal Government- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the European Union. This project provides a mechanism to share best practice between Australian and the European Union (EU) universities, and to improve global understanding of the importance of sustainable water resources management.

Long-term outcomes arising from this project could include joint Masters and/or PhD programmes, and joint Training and Professional Development Programmes between the participating universities in the EU and Australia, as well as joint research programmes.

Studying overseas is an excellent way to experience different cultures and international perspectives, meet new people, as well as offering study in areas that may not be available in the home institution. It is also an asset on job applications after graduation.

Student exchange overview

Postgraduate students who are currently enrolled in water-relevant study with  ICE WaRM’s partner universities will be accepted for a period of five or ten months at any one of the participating EU universities. 
Also, opportunities are available for postgraduate students who are currently enrolled in water-relevant study with a participating EU university will be accepted for a period of five or ten months at any one of the participating ICE WaRM partner universities in Australia.

All courses will be presented in English in all participating universities.

During the exchange, participating students will be able to either take classes in relevant aspects of water resources management, or undertake a period of research at the partner institution.

Please note that it is up to the student to decide on and apply for appropriate courses, apply for the scholarships, enrol at the host university, organise visas, travel and accommodation arrangements. An academic staff member at each participating university will, in time, be assigned to answer queries about a period of study abroad. In addition, there should be an administrative member of staff available at each university for non-academic queries, such as visa process requirements. Currently, there is a single coordinator for all participating Australian universities and a single coordinator for participating EU universities - see 'Contacts' section below for details.

For more information on the participating universities and the courses available (please note that the final course prospectus is subject to change as they are not yet finalised at all participating universities) please click on the links below.

For students enrolled in Australia

Prospective postgraduate students who are interested in studying at one of the participating EU universities must be currently enrolled in a water-relevant course at one of ICE WaRM’s partner universities in Australia and be Australian citizens.

For students enrolled in the EU

Prospective international postgraduate students who are interested in studying at one of ICE WaRM’s partner universities in Australia must be currently enrolled in one of the three EU universities listed above.

Participating universities

               


Participating EU universities*


                               


Participating Australian universities*
*These links are to the main water-relevant courses page of each participating university. In some cases, courses have not yet been finalised, so may be subject to change.

Click here to download the ICE WaRM 2011 Postgraduate Prospectus (lists all courses available in participating Australian universities)
Click here to download the ICE WaRM 2011 Course Mode Timetable (lists course mode information for all courses available through participating Australian universities)

Course conversion table

   Full semester load
(units)
Standard course size
(units)
Standard Number of courses
 for full time study
(one semester)
 Deakin University
 4  1 4
 Flinders University of South Australia  18  6  3
 CQUniversity  18  6  3
 University of South Australia
 18  4.5  4
 University of Adelaide
 12  3  4
 EU universities (ECTS*)
 30 **
**

*ECTS - European Credit Transfer System
**Standard courses in the EU range between 3 - 7 units, so the standard number of courses per semester varies accordingly.

Fees and finances

While the exchange is underway, students remain enrolled at their home university. This means that the fees normally charged by the home university, not the exchange university, apply to the student. Funding components under this programme include a mobility grant, consisting of €1000 travel grant and €700 per month as a subsistence grant for EU students and $1000 travel grant and $1500 per month as a subsistence grant for Australian students. Other financial assistance may be available from other bodies. All other travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the student undertaking the exchange.

How to apply

Step One Interested students should first contact the program director at their home institution to determine eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Step Two Once eligibility is approved by the home institution, students should contact the principle project coordinator for either the EU or AU (see contact details below) before applying to their chosen host institution.

Step Three – Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be informed.

Step Four – Approved applicants then submit details of travel arrangements for payments to be provided.

Deadline for applications Now open - closing dates to be confirmed

Contacts

Project Coordinator for participating Australian universities:
Joel Voortman, ICE WaRM,
Ph: +61 8 8236 5200, Fax: +61 8 8236 5236

Project Coordinator for participating European Union universities:
Christopher Bustin, Dundee University,
Ph: +00 44 1382 388031, Fax: +00 44 1382 385500

Links to further information

General information for international visitors

Adelaide, South Australia
Melbourne, Victoria
Rockhampton, Queensland
Delft, Netherlands
Dresden, Germany - (or click here for another site on Dresden. Click here or here for information on the German State of Saxony)
Dundee, United Kingdom

Visa information

Australian student visa - Information on visa application for higher education and postgraduate study
United Kingdom student visa - Information on student visa requirements
Dutch student visa - Information on student visa requirements
German student visa - Information on student visa requirements

Currency calculator - exchange rates

Information for international students

Study in Australia - information on studying in Australia
Study Adelaide - information on studying in Adelaide
Study Queensland - information on studying in Queensland
Study Melbourne - information on studying in Melbourne

University of South Australia - information for international students
University of Adelaide - information for international students
Deakin University - information for international students
Flinders University of South Australia - information for international students
CQUniversity - information for international students
Technical University of Dresden - information for international students
Technical University of Delft - information for international students
University of Dundee - information for international students

Accommodation

Australia-wide
Real Estate - Private rentals

Adelaide, South Australia
University of Adelaide accommodation service
Flinders University accommodation service
University of South Australia accommodation service

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Deakin University - off campus
Deakin University - on campus

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
CQUniversity - on campus

Delft, Netherlands
Delft University of Technology accommodation service

Dresden, Germany
Technical University of Dresden accommodation service
Technical University of Dresden accommodation service - on campus

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
University of Dundee accommodation service - on campus
University of Dundee accommodation service - off campus