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Funding Your Experience

Global Learning Travel Grant

The University of Adelaide has introduced the Global Learning Travel Grant, designed to help fund and support students undertaking international education as part of their degree.

Global Learning Travel Grant - Semester exchange and ACICIS programs

To receive the $2000 Global Learning Travel Grant, you need to be:

  • A student whose University of Adelaide degree is based at one of the South Australian campuses
  • Enrolled at and paying tuition fees to the University of Adelaide at the time of your overseas experience
  • Participating in a program which is at least a semester in duration
  • Participating in a program which attracts a full-time credit load
  • Not otherwise receiving a grant or scholarship intended to cover most or all of your travel/tuition costs for your program

Students departing in Semester 1, 2017 or later will receive a grant of $2000.

Students participating in a semester-length exchange or ACICIS program will receive information about how to obtain the grant in their Global Learning Application System application. If you believe you are eligible for this grant, but are not participating in one of these programs, please contact us directly before the semester in which you will be studying overseas to confirm eligibility. No Grant requests will be processed after the deadline given.

Please note: Eligible students must have completed all requirements in the Global Learning Application System (GLAS), with correct University of Adelaide enrolment via Access Adelaide, before the required deadline. Funds will be disbursed up until the corresponding deadline and students should allow some time before expecting to see funds in their bank account.

Global Learning Travel Grant - Short programs and study abroad

To receive the $500 Global Learning Travel Grant, you need to be:

  • A student whose University of Adelaide degree is based at one of the South Australian campuses
  • Participating in an overseas study experience that has been registered in the Global Learning Application System, and

For coursework students:

  • Approved to either receive credit or complete a required component of your degree for the global study experience, with that approval finalised in GLAS by your faculty advisor
  • Accepted by your host institution/provider with an official written acceptance uploaded to GLAS
  • Not otherwise receiving a grant or scholarship intended to cover most or all of your travel/tuition costs for your program

For Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students:

  • Approved to participate in overseas study leave by your School and the Adelaide Graduate Centre as demonstrated by the upload of your approved Study Leave application form to GLAS

Students departing in Summer School 2017 or later (including December 2016 departures for programs that will take place throughout January or February 2017) will receive a grant of $500.

If you are a self-reporting student eligible to receive the grant based on the above criteria, you will need to submit a request to receive your payment. You can do this using the "Travel Grant Request" questionnaire in your GLAS registration. Once your request has been received and your eligibility confirmed by Global Learning staff, your payment will be requested and the 'Travel Grant Payment Requested' checkbox will be ticked for you. After the checkbox has been ticked, you should receive your payment within 3-4 weeks.

Payments should be requested before you depart for your overseas program. No requests for payment will be considered for programs that have already been completed.

Study tour students will have their payments requested automatically on their behalf once they confirm their bank account details are up to date in the Global Learning Application System. If bank account details are not confirmed prior to the study tour departure, the payment will not be processed.

What is OS-Help?

Financial assistance for students is available through OS-HELP. This is a loan scheme administered by the Department of Education that allows students to borrow up to $6,567 (non-Asian countries in 2017) or $7,880 (Asia study in 2017) for a six month period overseas for a maximum of two study periods. An additional $1,050 is available if you are undertaking Asian language study in preparation for study in Asia. Your OS-HELP is added to your accumulated HECS-HELP debt.

Am I Eligible?

The primary criteria for eligibility are:

  • must be an Australian citizen, permanent humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements (scroll down to information box for more details).
  • must meet the following criteria in relation to a single course of study (degree program, e.g. Bachelor of Arts) towards which they will be studying overseas (including approved double and combined degrees as listed here and here):
    • successful completion of 1 EFTSL of the program (24 University of Adelaide units, which must be shown as passed with results posted before payment will be made)
    • 0.125 EFTSL (3 units) remaining in the program on return from overseas
    • receiving credit towards the program for full-time studies undertaken overseas to an equivalent of at least 9 units per semester
    • in a Commonwealth supported place
  • must not have received more than one OS-HELP loan in a previous study period (you may only receive two OS-HELP loans in your lifetime)
  • must not have received another OS-HELP loan in the same six-month study period (counted from the Commencement Date of the first loan)

One application must be completed per study period (i.e. two applications must be completed for two loans). Please note that it is not possible to apply for an OS-HELP loan after the end of your overseas study experience. Your OS-HELP application must reach us at least a week before the end date of your overseas program to ensure you remain eligible to receive the loan funds.

For more information, see the Australian Government's official OS-Help page.

How Do I Apply?

OS-HELP is not automatically applied to eligible students; you must apply for the loan. OS-HELP forms are picked up from and dropped off to Ask Adelaide in Hub Central and can only be provided to students once they have the following in GLAS:

  • Uploaded evidence of acceptance to the overseas program (n/a for study tour students)
  • Faculty Approval for a full-time equivalent study load
  • Confirmed their bank account details are up to date

Australian citizens and Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders will need to complete a Debt Confirmation Form (carbon copy duplicate form) and a checklist. Please ensure you read through our OS-HELP pointers for guidance when completing your Debt Confirmation form. New Zealand Special Category Visa holders should check the information box below regarding their additional forms and requirements.

Payments can be made to students once they submit their OS-HELP loan application forms and meet all eligibility requirements for the loan. Payment takes approximately 3-4 weeks to process.

Scholarships offered through the Global Learning Office

Government Scholarships

Eligibility requirements for the New Colombo Plan and Endeavour schemes are summarised on the Funded Programs tab.

NCP Mobility Grants- Semester-length Exchange programs:

A number of $5,000 grants are available for students participating in a Semester 1, 2018 exchange. These grants are offered to students within select study areas at the host institutions/countries below.

To apply, students must lodge an application for an exchange program, list the particular host university as their first preference and complete the Scholarship Expression of Interest questionnaire. Students will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application before they are required to commit to the program.

NCP Mobility Grants - ACICIS programs:

A number of grants are available for students participating in the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) programs in Semester 2, 2017 and Semester 1, 2018.

Grants are available for the following programs:

Business Professional Practicum: $3000 grant (short program)
Flexible Language Immersion Program: $5000 grants (semester)
International Relations Program: $6000 grants (semester)
Development Studies Immersion Program: $5000 grants (semester)

To apply, students must lodge an application directly to ACICIS and self-report their program within the Global Learning Application System. Business Professional Practicum students should contact Global Learning directly for further information. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis once host acceptance and Faculty approval is complete.

Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program Grant

5x $2500 grants for students travelling to Hong Kong on a semester exchange program.

Students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and who have not previously received an ECKSEP grant may be eligible to receive a grant if they are participating in a credit-bearing student exchange program to Hong Kong in Semester 1, 2018.

Please Note: On occasion the Global Learning Office will receive notification of other Government scholarships after the application deadline for the relevant round. In this case, students will need to have applied for and committed to their overseas experience and completed the Scholarship Expression of Interest questionnaire in order to be considered. We can't advise on the potential availability of future scholarships.

Other Scholarships

Aalto University Exchange Scholarships

2 x 1000€ (EURO) scholarships for exchange in Semester 1, 2018 to Aalto University.

Students nominated for the scholarships will be notified when they are made an exchange offer by Global Learning. The Scholarship will be awarded to students upon arrival in Helsinki and paid in one instalment.

What Happens Next?

You will only be selected for a scholarship if your program is registered with the Global Learning Application System, and you have expressed interest in receiving a scholarship through the online questionnaire. If you have been selected to receive a scholarship, you will receive an official offer of scholarship through the Global Learning Application System.

You will need to return the paperwork received with your offer. Scholarships are only processed once you have been accepted by the host university and your faculty approval has been completed. Once processed, the funds will be deposited directly into your bank account. Students will usually receive funds several weeks before their exchange commences, however this is subject to timely receipt of all paperwork.

If your acceptance is sent directly to you by the host university, you may need to provide the Global Learning office with evidence of your acceptance before the scholarship is offered.

Scholarships offered outside of the Global Learning Office

Your Global Learning Experience may be eligible for other scholarships, governed by other offices of the University, or entirely external to the University. The Global Learning Office does not have any expertise in the eligibility or application requirements of these scholarships.

University of Adelaide Scholarships

University Scholarships
The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students will need to review the University Scholarships website for information about individual scholarships, eligibility and relevance to overseas study.

Confucius Institute
Confucius Institute Scholarships are available for students who want to study Chinese language, at selected institutions, in China for one or two semesters. Please refer to the Confucius Institute website for further information.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship
Westpac Bicentennial Foundation are providing University of Adelaide students with the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a leading Chinese or other Asian University, through the Westpac Scholars Asian Exchange program.  Up to forty $10,000 Asian Exchange Scholarships are available in 2017.

For more information and to apply click here.

The J.J. Bray Law Exchange Scholarship
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who have been accepted for one or two semesters to one of the University of Adelaide's official exchange programs, and are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate law degree at the University of Adelaide. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate financial need as recipients will be required to produce evidence of their financial status. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial and academic merit. More information can be found on the Scholarships website.

External Scholarships

John Monash Scholarships
The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to twenty scholarships per year for postgraduate study at leading overseas universities. The scholarships support any postgraduate degree and each scholarship is valued at AUD $65,000 per year for a maximum of three years. These scholarships are not limited by academic field or choice of overseas university. Please see the John Monash website for further eligibility details.

Quacquarelli Symonds provides a searchable database of more than 600 scholarships for nearly 150 countries on the QSWOW website. Please note that these scholarships may apply to full degrees rather than study abroad and exchange programs.

Thanks to funding schemes such as Endeavour and the New Colombo Plan offered by the Federal Government, we are able to offer subsidised places on selected short-term and semester programs to students who meet the eligibility requirements for Mobility Grants. In some cases the funding may cover the whole program cost. In other cases it will reduce the program cost, but you will still need to fund the difference.

Students who wish to receive these funded places first need to successfully apply to participate in the overseas program. Once accepted to the program, the Course Coordinator (in the case of study tours, or Global Learning in the case of exchange programs) will select the students who will receive grants. In some cases, all eligible students will receive grants. In other cases, there may be more eligible students than grants available, so a selection process will be employed by the Course Coordinator (or Global Learning, in the case of exchange programs).

To view all programs offering (fully or partially) funded places, click the button below.

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