COST & FUNDING
How will I afford to travel overseas?
There are lots of ways to fund your overseas experience with Deakin. Some programs may have one or more funding opportunities attached. Below is a description of a number of possible funding sources to help get you on an international program with Deakin.
A limited number of travel grants of between $500 - $1000 are available through the Deakin Global Mobility to assist students who take overeas programs. Check the brochure for the program you are interested in for further details on any applicable Travel Grants.
Students who achieve Government Scholarship will not receive additional Deakin travel grants but may apply for OS Help loans.
The Commonwealth Government offers OS-HELP loans of up to $6,250 (2014 value) for students on a credit bearing overseas program. This loan is paid through Deakin directly to students to cover costs such as airfares, accommodation or program fees.
Students wishing to apply for the loans must meet the following criteria:
be a Commonwealth supported student (i.e.HECS student)
have completed at least 8 credit points (including credit transfer from another institution)
have at least 1 credit point to complete on their return to Deakin, excluding any unit being undertaken whilst overseas
Students can receive the two separate OS-HELP loans over the period of their HECs course however the loans must be at least 6 month apart
Visit the Australian Government website for more information on conditions of the loans or find ou how to apply for an OS Help loan on the Deakin website.
Australian Government Scholarships
Australian Government Scholarships may be offered to students who go to selected universities for a trimester or year long exchange. Destinations change from year to year and a limited number is available each year.
Only students who are Australian citizens or who hold Australian Permanent Resident status are eligible to receive a Government Scholarship. All eligible Exchange students applying to one of the universities with available scholarships are considered for a subsidy. The subsidies are allocated based on academic merit. Check the brochure for the program you are interested in for further details on any applicable scholarships. Alternatively, announcements on upcoming grants will be made avaliable through the news feed or email as they are avaliable.
Government Scholarships are intended to assist you with travel and living expenses during your Exchange. Deakin University receives this funding from the Australian Government and allocates these directly to eligible students.
Country-specific or University-specific scholarships and grants
Some universities or countries offer scholarships and grants to visiting students. Check the brochure for the program you are interested in for further details on any applicable scholarships. Alternatively, announcements on upcoming grants will be made avaliable through the news feed or email as they are avaliable.
DUPP WIL Support Bursuries
Deakin students who undertake Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs such as Internships, Industry-Based Learning, Practicum Placement, Professional Practice, Law Clinic or Community Based Volunteering for credit toward their degree may be eligible for bursuries to support their experiences.
Students wishing to apply for the bursuries must meet the following criteria:
If you are eligible for Austudy or Youth Allowance, your payments will continue while you are overseas. Once you are accepted to the Exchange program, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans. The Study Abroad and Exchange Office will, on request, provide you with a letter to present to Centrelink.
Please visit Centrelink for more information.
Working while overseas
It may be possible to work part-time while you are studying abroad. We strongly recommend that you don't rely on finding work to support yourself and instead consider income from part-time work as an extra bonus.
Many countries have strict limitations on work entitlements for visiting students. You may have to apply for a work visa and pay an application fee before you are allowed to work.
Contact your host country's embassy or consulate for further information on work entitlements.