Terms and Conditions for Participation in a UniSA Approved Overseas Mobility Program
These terms and conditions set out requirements for participation in a UniSA approved overseas mobility program leading to academic recognition including full semester and short-term exchanges, study tours, placements, research projects, conferences, and summer/winter school programs.  All students applying to participate in a mobility program must agree to these terms.

  1. Defined terms
    In these terms and conditions:
    Mobility Program means the mobility program approved by UniSA:
    (a)    for which I have applied;
    (b)    for which I have been approved; or
    (c)    in which I am participating.
    Host means the partner institution, host provider, mobility experience provider or other entity facilitating the Mobility Program.
    Study Tour means an international study program for a group of students travelling under the direction of a UniSA staff member who usually accompanies the student abroad.

  2. COVID-19 specific requirements
    1. I understand that the ongoing situation in relation to COVID-19 means there are increased risks to international travel.  It is my responsibility to understand these risks in relation to the Mobility Program and travel.
    2. I agree to research and familiarise myself with COVID-19 restrictions in Australia and in any intended destination, including visiting the relevant Australian government websites (eg DFAT and Homeaffairs) to determine the travel advice, restrictions and requirements for any intended destination (including any transit location).
    3. I will have contingencies in place, including financial resources, in the event that my travel, or Mobility Program, is impacted by border closures, quarantine requirements, movement restrictions or other interruptions.
    4. I understand that I will not be covered by UniSA’s travel insurance:
      1. (a)    for any travel and accommodation disruptions or cancellations due to COVID-19; or
      2. (b)    for any COVID-19 related claims, including for medical expenses, while on personal travel before, during, or after the Mobility Program.
    5. I will not travel or participate in any UniSA activities or Mobility Program activities while displaying symptoms of COVID-19, after being tested positive for COVID-19 or after being directed to isolate under relevant legislation, until being cleared to do so.

  3. Risk of participating in a Program
    1. I understand that participating in the Mobility Program may have elements of risk to person and property.
    2. I accept responsibility for my own actions and my decision to take part in the Mobility Program.

  4. General requirements
    1. I understand that being accepted into the Mobility Program is not a guarantee of final approval to participate in that Mobility Program.  I agree to provide additional information as required by UniSA for the purposes of determining whether to approve my participation in the Mobility Program.
    2. I acknowledge that UniSA may prevent or cancel student participation in a mobility program if it becomes evident to UniSA that:
      1. (a)    adequate arrangements have not been made to protect student health, safety or wellbeing;
      2. (b)    UniSA has significant concerns for an applicant or participant’s health or wellbeing;
      3. (c)    the mobility program does not meet UniSA’s required standards; or
      4. (d)    political or other changes have occurred in the host country that cause concern about the possible reputational impacts of participation in the mobility program.
    3. If the Mobility Program is Study Tour, then I understand that UniSA may require me to agree to legally binding terms and conditions in regard to my participation in the Study Tour.
    4. I understand that I will remain subject to UniSA statutes, by-laws, codes, policies, procedures and rules, including the Code of Conduct for Students, during the Mobility Program.
    5. I understand that any breach of UniSA statutes, by-laws, codes, policies, procedures and rules while participating in the Mobility Program may result in disciplinary action in accordance with University rules and policies.
    6. I understand that the UniSA Student Mobility Policy and Student Mobility Procedures will apply to the Mobility Program.  I will comply with the Student Mobility Policy and Student Mobility Procedures, and with all associated guidelines during the Mobility Program.
    7. I agree to familiarise myself with, and follow, all reasonable instructions given by UniSA or the Host regarding health, safety and travel, including any direction to return to my country of residence if necessary.  I agree to pay for any costs associated with following the reasonable instructions of UniSA or the Host.
    8. I understand that except for Study Tours or where expressly informed otherwise in writing, it is my responsibility to organise travel to and from the Mobility Program and accommodation for the duration of the Mobility Program.
    9. I agree that I will not be accompanied by partners, spouses or dependents during the Mobility Program.
    10. It is my responsibility to ensure at all times during the Mobility Program that I am appropriately covered by travel insurance for my participation in the Mobility Program and any personal travel before or after the Mobility Program.  I understand if insurance is not available to cover either the Mobility Program or my participation in the Mobility Program, then my participation in the Mobility Program may not be approved, or any approval for my participation may be revoked.
    11. I agree to ensure that I have adequate funds available to cover all costs associated with my participation in the Mobility Program, including costs for travel, accommodation and living, as well as unexpected events not covered by insurance.
    12. I understand that I am responsible for my own health and safety while I am overseas.  I agree to ensure that I have the physical and mental fitness and aptitude to undertake the Mobility Program.
    13. I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain necessary visas for my participation in the Mobility Program, including for travel prior to or after the Mobility Program.
    14. If I am an International Student, I understand it is my responsibility to ensure that participating in the Mobility Program will not result in a breach of my student visa conditions.  If I am a sponsored international student then I understand that I will require the permission of my sponsor to participate in the Mobility Program.
    15. I consent to my details (full name, UniSA email address, Mobility Program details and other relevant information) being provided by UniSA to the Host in relation to my participation in the Mobility Program.
    16. I will inform UniSA immediately if my circumstances alter or I become aware that information I have provided to UniSA in connection with my participation in the Mobility Program is incomplete or incorrect.
    17. I understand that UniSA may vary or revoke any decision it has made regarding my participation in the Mobility Program if information I have provided is incomplete or incorrect, and any of the consequences described in clause 9 may apply.
    18. I will inform UniSA immediately in writing, if there are any changes to the Mobility Program, including:
      1. (a)    cancellation of the Mobility Program;
      2. (b)    my withdrawal from the Mobility Program;
      3. (c)    termination of my participation in the Mobility Program;
      4. (d)    any change to courses offered during the Mobility Program;
      5. (e)    any change of the Host or duration of the Mobility Program; or
      6. (f)    any other material change to the Mobility Program.
    19. I understand that my continued involvement in the Program is subject to UniSA approving any changes to the Mobility Program.  If changes are not approved by UniSA, I understand that my participation in the Mobility Program may be terminated.
    20. 4.20    I will provide UniSA with a copy of any agreement with a Host which I execute in regard to the Mobility Program.

  5. Costs
    1. I agree to meet all costs associated with my participation in the Mobility Program.  These costs may vary depending on the nature of the Mobility Program.
    2. I acknowledge that the costs of participating in the Mobility Program are additional to the fees for course enrolment in my UniSA course or program.
    3. I acknowledge that if I withdraw from the Mobility Program less that four weeks before the scheduled commencement date of the Mobility Program (or other withdrawal date notified to me) then I may be charged a withdrawal fee, and may forfeit any deposits or payments which I have already paid.

  6. Prior to the Mobility Program
    1. I will provide UniSA with accurate contact information, including details of my emergency contact, and will keep these details up-to-date during the Mobility Program.
    2. I agree to participate in, and complete, all official pre‐departure activities and tasks as organised by UniSA prior to travelling overseas, and to undertake reasonable research of my intended host region and country.

  7. While on the Mobility Program
    1. I agree to participate in all official in-country orientation activities during the Mobility Program.
    2. I understand that while I am overseas, I am a representative of UniSA and I will conduct myself according to the principles and expectations outlined in the UniSA Code of Conduct for Students, and Statute No. 7 – Student Misconduct.
    3. I will treat all participants in the Mobility Program, including UniSA and Host staff and students, with courtesy and respect at all times.
    4. I understand that while participating in the Mobility Program I must obey:
      1. (a)    all applicable rules and regulations of UniSA and the Host; and
      2. (b)    the law of each country visited during the Mobility Program while in that country.
    5. I understand that during the Mobility Program I will be subject to the legal system of the foreign country in which I am visiting or residing.  I recognise that while overseas I am entitled only to the legal due process of relevant foreign country and not the legal due process of Australia.  Being an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia does not give me immunity from host countries’ laws.
    6. I will participate diligently in the Mobility Program.  I will seek assistance or counselling as necessary to ensure I can participate effectively in the Mobility Program.
    7. I agree to check my UniSA email account regularly while I am participating in the Mobility Program to ensure that I receive important information from UniSA and can respond in a timely manner.

  8. After the Mobility Program
    1. If requested by UniSA, I will provide a report regarding my participation in the Mobility Program within six weeks of the Mobility Program ending.  I grant an irrevocable, royalty and fee free licence to UniSA to use, copy, publish and distribute the report and any associated photos for educational and promotional purposes.
    2. I understand that upon conclusion of the Mobility Program, I will complete all reporting and assessment requirements by UniSA within a satisfactory period of time.  Failure to complete such reports and requirements may result in a Fail / Incomplete / Unsatisfactory result for the UniSA equivalent unit.

  9. Consequences of breaching these terms and conditions
    1. I understand that violation of these terms and conditions may result one or more of the following consequences:
      1. (a)    my participation in the Mobility Program being terminated;
      2. (b)    forfeiting some or all fees and charges paid for the Mobility Program;
      3. (c)    cancellation of any pre-approval for academic recognition relating to my participation in the Mobility Program;
      4. (d)    the receipt of a fail grade for course or program requirements related to the Mobility Program; or
      5. (e)    being required to refund any scholarships, grants or loans I have received from UniSA or the Host in respect of the Mobility Program.
    2. I understand that I may be ineligible to participate in other mobility programs offered by UniSA if I breach these terms and conditions.

Agreement
By submitting an application for the Mobility Program I:
  • indicate that I comply with the eligibility requirements for the Mobility Program, including those requirements set out in the Student Mobility Procedure; and
  • agree to the Terms and Conditions for Participation in a UniSA Approved Overseas Mobility Program (as set out in this document).

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