Hi, I'd like to know if anyone has any information on how someone is able to attend a university on exchange that is not partnered with their home university? I am from Australia and my university has ties with many universities, however, I want to potentially go on exchange in Germany to study mechanical engineering. My university charges me for the classes/units I do internationally at the same rate as I am charged at home, and also gives me credit for the units in replace of the ones I would have done if I hadn't gone on exchange. They do have 7 partnerships in Germany, though none of these are at the quality or location that I'm interested in. What would the process be to study at an international university without the aid of my university? would I need to pay upfront and have the possibility of not have recognition of what I've potentially studied abroad? or is this something that can only be answered by my university. Thanks for your time!