If you are accepted into the Student Exchange Program you will be responsible for the following expenses:
If you are in receipt of Austudy/Youth Allowance you may still be eligible to continue receiving this support. It is recommended you contact Centrelink to find out how your exchange session may affect your payments.
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).
*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.
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:
Students who undertake the following targeted promotional activities may be eligible to receive additional $50 voucher:
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.
You may find that there are also funding opportunities available to you through other organisations and bodies. Some options you could look at are: