Financial Assistance

If you are planning to undertake a Learning Abroad program, financial support may be available to help fund your experience.


If you receive Youth Allowance, you can usually arrange to have your payments continue while overseas.  You must notify Centrelink before leaving Australia otherwise payments may be stopped.  To read more go to Centrelink.


OS-HELP is a student loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to assist with financial costs for Exchange or a Short Course taken overseas. It is available to eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation and other travel or study expenses. 

Students may receive one loan per six-month study period and can access a total of two OS-HELP loans over their lifetime. Students may also receive a supplementary loan amount to undertake language study, in preparation for overseas study in Asia.  Visit our OS-HELP page for more information

New Colombo Plan 

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships. UNSW has successfully secured funding for certain destinations through this initiative which allows us to support Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the region. Find out more.

UNSW International Mobility Grants 

These $1000 grants were established to assist UNSW students to participate in a international Short Program undertaken abroad.  There are two funding rounds per year through a competitive selection process.  For more information on how to apply please search UNSW Scholarships.

UNSW Scholarships

The UNSW Scholarships Office offers a range of travel scholarships. Visit their website to find out more. 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

The DAAD is Germany’s largest scholarship awarding organisation and runs several programs to support academic exchange between Germany and other countries. 

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