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Program Eligibility

What you need to become an Exchange Student

Going on Exchange is a big deal, and it is important that you meet some basic eligibility criteria to ensure you are ready to experience a new culture, accept and adapt to changes and move out of your comfort zone.

To be certain you are ready to become a SCCE Exchange Student you need to meet the below criteria:


Student Exchange Eligibility Criteria


European Programs (excluding Nordic countries) : Between 14* – 18 years old

Nordic Programs (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden)** : Between 15 – 18 years old

UK and Ireland : Between 15 – 18 years old

USA and Canada : Between 15 – 18 years old

Japan and China : Between 15 – 18 years old

New Zealand : Between 15 – 18 years old

Reunion Island : Between 14* – 18 years old

School Grades

Minimum ‘C’ grade average and above for the last three years.  Students must not be failing subjects.


  • Good health, physical and mental
  • Still at school with definite intentions to finish Year 12
  • Capable or mature enough to cope with cultural differences


*Acceptance of students under the age of 15 years, will be determined by SCCE and its overseas partners based on the students level of maturity.

**Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
August Programs (Semester and Year)  – Students must turn 16 in the calendar year (by 31st December)
January Programs (Semester and Year) – Students must turn 17 in the calendar year (by 31st December)
If students are traveling on an EU passport, the above rules do not apply.

Your suitability for Student Exchange will be reviewed based on the above eligibility criteria as part of your application process. If you have any questions about our program eligibility please don’t hesitate to contact us.

When you are ready you can apply here.

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