Government Funding

OS-HELP Loan

OS-HELP is a generous Australian Government Loan scheme for eligible students to help pay for their overseas program. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as program fees, airfare, accommodation and other travel or study expenses. CISaustralia programs are designed to meet key OS-HELP criteria. Upon program application, your Program Advisor will help you through the process of applying for and receiving OS-HELP. For more details, eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit our page specific to OS-HELP.


Austudy

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.


Endeavour Leadership Program

The Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) supports two-way mobility with Australia’s priority partner countries for short and long-term study, research and professional development opportunities for high-performing individuals, tertiary providers and their students. It provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field to increase their expertise.

Endeavour Leaders will have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia’s commercial success and economic prosperity.

Australian students should visit the Australian Government Endeavour Leadership Program website or contact CISaustralia and their university’s International Office for more detailed information.


New Colombo Plan (NCP)

The NCP Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in 40 participating Indo-Pacific locations. The Scholarship Program aims to:

  • Provide prestigious and highly-competitive scholarships to a diverse range of Australian undergraduates studying a breadth of disciplines
  • Support more study experiences in a broad range of Indo-Pacific locations
  • Encourage Scholars to undertake longer term study, language study and an Internship and/or Mentorship
  • Engage Scholars, Australian Universities and other stakeholders in public diplomacy and outreach
  • Continue to develop an active Scholar alumni community for previous Scholars to share their experiences, promote the NCP and continue to develop knowledge of and professional links with the Indo-Pacific region

Australian students should visit the Australian Government: NCP Scholarship Program website or contact CISaustralia and their university’s International Office for more detailed information.

The NCP Mobility Program is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students studying and undertaking internships across the Indo-Pacific region. The NCP Mobility Program is intended to be transformational, deepening Australia’s relationships in the Indo-Pacific region, both at the individual level and through universities, businesses and other links. The Mobility Program is open to Australian university undergraduates aged 18 to 28, with capacity to include some students over 28. Australian students should visit the Australian Government: NCP Mobility Program website or contact CISaustralia and their university’s International Office for more detailed information.


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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