Government Funding


OS-HELP is a generous Australian Government Loan scheme for overseas study. Click here for more details, eligibility requirements and how to apply.


Australian citizens who are currently eligible for or receiving Austudy should be eligible to continue receiving this form of Australian Government financial assistance if they leave Australia temporarily for a study experience, if the study is part of their full-time Australian course. Australian students should closely review eligibility requirements on the Australian Government website or contact CISaustralia and their university’s International Office for more detailed information.

AsiaBound Grants

AsiaBound provides funding in the form of $2,000 or $5,000 grants for around 3,600 Australian students each year to participate in a study experience in Asia. Students are able to undertake short-term mobility for a variety of experiences including practicums, clinical placements, research trips or volunteer projects for up to six months. Students are also able to undertake semester-based experiences for one or two semesters. In addition to study grants, AsiaBound offers grants of $1,000 for preparatory Asian language study that can be undertaken prior to or concurrently with an approved mobility project.

The Australian Government’s AsiaBound student grants are administered by the student’s Australian institution (university). Students should contact their university’s International Office or Faculty to obtain comprehensive information including eligibility details, or contact CISaustralia for assistance.

Endeavour Leadership Program

As part of the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian Government has announced the establishment of the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP). The ELP supports two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development opportunities. It targets the delivery of programs to ensure that overseas study education, training and research opportunities for Australia’s highest-performing students, researchers and professionals are sustainable into the future and aligned with the Australian Government’s strategic priorities.

VET Outbound Mobility Program

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Outbound Mobility Program provides funding for VET students (and staff) to undertake an international study or work placement. Funding is provided to both Australian public and private organisations (RTO’s). Participating students must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia and reside in Australia. Students may be eligible for subsidies of $2,000. Australian students should closely review eligibility requirements and program details or contact their institution’s International Office for more detailed information.

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