Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Scholarships and Funding

Various sources of financial aid are available to students undertaking an overseas study experience. Please look at the categories below to find one that is appropriate for you.


OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible 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. These loans are limited with recipients and loan amounts determined by CSU Global*. Students may receive one loan per six-month study period and can access a total of two OS-HELP loans over their lifetime (please note that other conditions also apply).


  • $8149 for Asian locations (for payment in 2019)
  • $6791 for non-Asian locations (for payment in 2019)
  • or

  • $8295 for Asian locations (for payment in 2020)
  • $6913 for non-Asian locations (for payment in 2020)
  • *The maximum value of the OS HELP loan may not be available to all students and is dependent on the anticipated costs associated with your program. CSU Global reserves the right to reduce the amount of individual OS HELP loans in line with the University policy on distribution of these funds. When you apply for your OSHELP loan CSU Global will provide information on the amount you will be able to borrow.

    Further information:

    Application form:

Your Scholarship and Travel Grant Responsibilities

Being involved in an international study program is an amazing and fulfilling opportunity. In return we ask that you share this experience with others and encourage your peers to explore these life changing opportunities also!

You will be required to undertake a number of activities/tasks whilst on your program and upon your return which will promote CSU Global to the wider community, such as:

  • Post photos and/or updates through various CSU Global social media pages
  • Provide photographs/videos of your trip to CSU Global for use in promotional and marketing items
  • Provide a testimonial about your trip CSU Global for use in promotional and marketing items
  • Students who undertake the following targeted promotional activities may be eligible to receive additional $50 voucher:

  • Assist at information sessions/lectures as designated by CSU Global
  • Create and deliver a 5 minute presentation of your international experience presentation for promotional purposes. This can be PowerPoint /pod cast /video or other medium
  • Submit an article about your experience to internal and external media groups
  • Speak to internal and external media for interview purposes
  • Assist the International Student Club to organise and run one activity
  • Publish a blog whilst undertaking your overseas experience

You will also be required to sign a media release allowing your photos and images of you to be used for promotional and marketing purposes.

Your commitment will be discussed in your pre-departure session before you embark on your program.

Other funding options

You may find that there are also funding opportunities available to you through other organisations and bodies. Some options you could look at are: