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International student loan schemes

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If you are from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Norway or the United Kingdom, you may be eligible to apply for education loan schemes from your home country.

If you need assistance, our International Loan Schemes Advisers are available. Contact us on +61 2 8627 8336 or international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

US Federal Direct Loans

Overview

To be eligible for the US Department of Education's Direct Loan Program loans, you need to be:

  • an eligible US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • not in default or owing a return repayment on a federal student loan
  • enrolled in a degree program (graduate diplomas and graduate certificate programs do not qualify for Direct Stafford and PLUS Loans)

While you are enrolled, to remain eligible, you need to be:

  • enrolled at least half time in a degree program
  • making satisfactory academic progress
  • be on track to complete your degree within 150% of the allocated course time frame (maximum timeframe)
  • not enrolled in courses offered by online, telecommunication or distance delivery in whole or part

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans

The Direct Loan has unsubsidised and subsidised components. The subsidised component is based on financial need as defined by the US Department of Education. The loan is ‘subsidised’ as the US Government pays the interest that accrues while you are enrolled at least half time in school. The unsubsidised component of the loan is not based on financial need and you are responsible for paying the interest from the time the money is disbursed.

You have the option of paying the interest while you are studying or postponing interest payments while you are studying, in-deferment, or during the six-month grace period after you leave university or drop below half-time enrolment. If you choose to postpone your payments, the interest accrues and is capitalised. This means the interest is added to your principal loan amount that you will have to repay. It may also increase the amount of your monthly re-payments. Annual Loan Limits for Direct Subsidised and Unsubsidised loans are outlined below. 

The US Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-25) made some important changes. Effective for loans made for periods of enrolment (loan periods) beginning on or after July 1, 2012, graduate or professional students are no longer eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidised Loans. The terms and conditions of Direct Subsidised Loans received by any student for loan periods beginning before July 1, 2012, for either graduate or undergraduate study, are not affected by this change.

FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN LIMITS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Annual Loan Limit per Grade Level

Dependent Undergraduate Student (US Dollars)

Independent Undergraduate Unsubsidised (US Dollars) 

 First Year

$3500 Sub. + $2000 Unsub. = $5500 per annum

$3500 Sub. + $6,000 Unsub. = $9500 per annum

 Second Year

$4500 Sub. + $2000 Unsub. = $6500 per annum

$4500 Sub. + $6000 Unsub. = $10,500 per annum

 Third, Fourth and Fifth Year (each year)

$5500 Sub. + $2000 Unsub. = $7500 per annum

$5500 Sub. + $7000 Unsub. = $12,500 per annum

 Aggregate Limit

Subsidised Max $23,000  Total Sub. and Unsub. $31,000

Subsidised Max $23,000  
Total Sub. and Unsub. $57,500

FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN LIMITS for GRADUATE STUDENTS
Applies to loans originated ON or AFTER 1 July, 2012


Subsidised (US Dollars)

Unsubsidised (US Dollars)

Maximum (US Dollars)

Graduate and Professional Student     

$0

$20,500

The aggregate loan limit for graduate and professional students remains unchanged at $138,500, not more than $65,500 of which may be in subsidised loans.

Note: First time Direct Loan borrowers who receive a subsidised Stafford amount for more than 150% of their official program duration may lose their eligibility to the subsidised portion of the Stafford loan.

Direct PLUS Loan (For Graduate of Professional Students)

Graduate and professional students are eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program, which was previously only available to parents of undergraduate students. Graduate students may borrow this Direct Loan on their own behalf.

You are encouraged to apply for a Stafford Loan before applying for a Direct PLUS Loan because Direct PLUS does not include a subsidised component and is charged at a higher interest rate.

The student will need to meet credit guidelines to qualify. A credit check will be undertaken once the Direct PLUS MPN has been submitted. If the student does not pass the credit check then their application may be declined. There is an appeal process in place for such circumstances. For more information on the appeal process please contact our Financial Aid Office on on +61 2 8627 8336 or international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

Direct PLUS Loan (Parent Loan for Dependent Undergraduate Students)

You are eligible for this loan if your child is a dependent undergraduate student, as defined by the US Department of Education. This is not a loan based on financial need. 

Your child will need to meet credit guidelines to qualify. A credit check will be undertaken once the Direct PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) has been submitted. If the student does not pass the credit check then their application may be declined. There is an appeal process in place for such circumstances. For more information on the appeal process please contact our Financial Aid Office on +61 2 8627 8336 or international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

Direct PLUS Loans - how much can I borrow?

Grad and Parent PLUS borrowers are able to borrow their entire Cost of Attendance minus any other financial aid, such as scholarships or subsidised and unsubsidised Stafford loans. 

The University of Sydney also co-operates with several private education loan providers that will lend funds to US students who are attending foreign institutions. Additional information regarding private educational loans can be provided on request.

Nursing Programs

Due to US Department of Education regulations effective 1 July 2012, the University of Sydney will no longer be able to provide Federal Financial aid for students studying nursing. The only lending option may be available in the form of a private loan. Please contact our Financial Aid Office for further information: +61 2 8627 8336 or international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

Medicine

Medicine students from the US should note that their ability to access US Federal Financial Aid can change from year to year. Sydney Medical School cannot guarantee that medicine students will be able source funds from this scheme for the full four years of the program, and students should be prepared in the event that these funds are not available. Please be advised that neither the University of Sydney nor the Australian Government can assist any students if they do not have sufficient funds to support their candidature.

How do I apply?

Before you read this section, make sure you've read a summary of the loan and the eligibility requirements above.

Start by completing an application on the FAFSA website to be considered for Federal Student Aid

You will need to include the University of Sydney's US Department of Education federal school code: G30672.

You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after 1-4 weeks. You view your SAR on the FAFSA website, using a PIN, and need to check it is accurate.

Once your SAR is available, you need to send an email to the International Loan Schemes Adviser: international.finaid@sydney.edu.au

After receiving your email, the University will calculate your eligibility and issue award letters to your student email account.

To get a Direct Loan from the US Department of Education, you or your parents need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and undertake entrance counselling, both can be complete online at studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

The final step in accepting your Direct Loan is to log into the Sydney Student Portal via MyUni and click on the acceptance link in the award letter message. You will be prompted to enter the USD amount of each loan you wish to borrow, upload a PDF copy of your MPN, enter the date you completed entrance counselling and finally, enter your Australian bank account details.

The University can then originate your loan with the US Department of Education.

For coursework students, there are two disbursement dates per annual loan period for Direct Stafford and Grad/Parent PLUS Loans. These dates coincide with the tuition fee due dates in Semester 1 and Semester 2. For Research student, There are four disbursement dates per annual loan period for Direct Stafford and GradPLUS Loans. These dates coincide with the tuition fee due dates for each of the four research periods.”

1.     The University will advise you by email once your loans have been originated and will deduct the balance of tuition fees for the semester and refund the difference into your bank account.

2.     If you have paid in full for the semester a full refund will be processed. The refund process will take approximately 10 business days.

Cost of attendance and fees

The University's Cost of Attendance is your full tuition fees and full living expenses, as well as any ancillary costs. 

The following cost of attendance for 2014-15 is outlined below in Australian dollars and is for two semesters. If you are applying for financial aid for one semester only, these figures will be prorated accordingly. The figures are periodically reviewed and subject to changes on an annual basis:

Tuition & Fees

Varies depending on program

Living Allowance (including room and board, rent, food transport

AUD$30,160

Return Airfare

AUD$2000

Computer

AUD$1200

Overseas Student Health Cover (visa length cover)

Varies depending on visa length

Books and supplies

AUD$800

Origination Fee

Direct Stafford Loans incur a 1% Loan Fee on the total gross amount borrowed and the Direct PLUS Loans incur a 4% Loan fee on the total gross amount borrowed. Loan Fees are charged and deducted at each disbursement.  

*Ancillary Costs/Program Costs

Varies depending on the program

 

Additional expenses

If you have additional expenses such as dependents or disability requirements, you need to contact the International Loan Schemes Adviser at the University of Sydney and submit supporting documentation with your application, for example, a doctor’s letter detailing specific expenses related to a disability. Once we’ve received your supporting documentation, please allow two to four weeks for us to process it.

Amounts incurred in US Dollars won’t be converted to another currency before being added to your Cost of Attendance.  

Interest rates

The following table provides the interest rates for new Direct Loans made on or after July 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2016. These rates will apply to all new Direct Loans made during this time, even loans already disbursed before the passage of the Act.

Loan

Interest rate

Direct Subsidized Loans (Undergraduates)

4.29%

Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Undergraduates)

4.29%

Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Graduate or Professional Students)

5.84%

Direct PLUS Loans (Parents and Graduate or Professional Students)

6.84%

Origination fees

Most federal student loans have loan fees that are deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement you receive. This means the money you receive will be less than the amount you actually borrow. You're responsible for repaying the entire amount you borrowed and not just the amount you received.

Here are the current loan fees for federal student loans:

  • 1.073% for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • 4.292% for Direct PLUS Loans for parents and graduate and professional students

Responsible borrowing

The Financial Aid Office has a duty of care to encourage responsible student borrowing and to ensure you are aware that relocation costs are not included as part of the cost of attendance. You will need to ensure that you have access to some private funding to cover your relocation and settlement costs in Sydney while your loans are being processed. This is because your cost of attendance consists of full tuition, living expenses and ancillary costs (if applicable) over your study period and if you were to access your loan funds prior to your departure from the US you would be drawing upon the funds that you need to rely upon over the course of your studies. Ancillary costs apply to some courses only, for example, the Doctor of Surgery, the Bachelor of Veterinary Science and the Bachelor of Dentistry.

Students who are funding their relocation costs by other means (such as credit card or line of credit) need to understand that they will not be certified for any additional amounts exceeding their cost of attendance and relating to relocation costs. In addition, private and federal loans will not be certified to be disbursed to the student prior to their departure.

Academic responsibilities

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Direct Loan Students

All students in receipt of US Federal aid need to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress to be eligible to continue receiving Direct Loans throughout their studies. The University of Sydney has a policy and procedure for identifying and supporting students at risk, the Student Academic Progression Policy. For further information regarding this policy and procedure please go to: Student Academic Progression Policy.

If you receive Direct Loan funds you will be evaluated every semester. This evaluation process will consider the students progress under the following criteria:

  • Academic Standing
  • Maximum Timeframe

To receive US Federal funds, students must meet minimum standards for both the above mentioned components, while simultaneously adhering to academic progress rules and to Australian Immigration legislation.

Financial Aid Warning

Recipients of Financial aid who have been identified as students at Stage 1 Not Meeting Academic Progression Requirements will be placed on Financial Aid Warning.

Eligible students who are placed on Financial Aid Warning continue to receive Financial Aid from Direct Loans as long as they meet Satisfactory Academic Progress in all future studies.

Financial Aid Suspension and Probation

If a student is identified in a subsequent semester by the Faculty as Stage 2 – At Risk of Being Asked to Show Good Cause or Stage 3 Being Asked to Show Good Cause (for students whose course duration is two years or less) in accordance with the Student Academic Progression Policy, they will lose their eligibility to financial aid and their aid will be suspended.

Appeals

You may appeal your suspension if it your appeal is based on illness, medical, compelling, compassionate and/or other mitigating circumstances. You need to make the appeal in writing and address it to the Financial Aid Office.

All relevant and supporting documentation, such as medical and police reports, need to be included in the application. The appeal will be assessed and the outcome will be provided to the student within 10 days of the lodgement of their appeal. 

If you choose not to appeal your suspension, your Financial Aid eligibility will be reinstated once you meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, as per the University's Student Academic Progression Policy.

If your appeal is successful, you will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. A student may only remain on Financial Aid probation and receive Financial Aid for one semester only. After the Financial Aid Probation period, you need to either:

  • maintain satifsfactory academic progress to continue to receive Financial Aid OR
  • follow an academic plan (this must be approved by the Financial Aid Office) to ensure that you meet satisfactory academic progress by a specified time.

Maximum Timeframe

Please also note that US Federal law requires students to complete their educational program within 150% of the minimum full time duration for their award program. This is considered the Maximum Time Frame for completion. In a review at the end of each semester, a student with a regular full-time study load (24 credit points) must have successfully completed at least two-thirds of the attempted program to date, in order to meet this requirement.

If you have any questions please contact the International Loan Schemes Adviser: international.finaid@sydney.edu.au

Cohort Default Rate

The University of Sydney 2011 Two Year Cohort Default Rate is 3.7.

Consumer information

To ensure you have all the information you need to make a decision about studying here, use the links provided to view current information about the University and our policies and procedures.

Consumer Information

You need to know the current requirements and procedures for students and the University of Sydney, under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Our website provides the latest information (and we have summarised with a list of links below) but if you cannot find the information you seek, please contact us

Foreign Graduate Medical School Consumer Information

OPEID 03067200
Name of medical program Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (known as the Sydney Medical Program)
Length of medical program 4 years or 48 months
Most recently completed calendar year 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014
No. of US students completing the medical program on-time in the most recently completed calendar year 8
No. of US students completing the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year 8
On-time completion rate for US students completing the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year 100%
Median Title IV loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $60,500
Median private education loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $0
Median institutional education loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $0
Median combined educational loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $60,500
Mean Title IV loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $48,000
Mean private education loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $0
Mean institutional education loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $0
Mean combined educational loan debt incurred by US students who completed the medical program in the most recently completed calendar year $18,000

Other student loans and benefits

US Veterans Affair Benefit Program

We accept students who are eligible for a range of US Veteran Affairs Benefit Programs. The University of Sydney is accredited under the MGIB program to administer US Department of Veterans Affairs funding. The Department of Veteran Affairs will pay education benefits to an eligible student for pursuit of an approved program of education or training.

An approved program is a course of study or a program of training which has been determined by the DVA as meeting the legal requirements for payment of educational assistance benefits to veterans and other eligible persons. A list of approved programs of study is at the end of this entry.

If your program is not on the list of approved programs, please contact our office so that we may request for this to be added. The program approval process may take up to 6 months, so please apply as early as possible.

Eligibility for Veteran Affairs Benefits

Each Veteran Affairs education program has distinct eligibility requirements under specific chapters of Title 38, U.S. Code (USC).

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the only organisation authorised to determine your eligibility. If you have specific questions relating to eligibility, please contact:

Buffalo VA Regional Office (Foreign Schools)
PO Box 4616 Buffalo
NY 14240 – 4616 USA
T +1 716 857 3196 OR +1 716 857 3197
Press “1” to be placed at the head of the queue.

How to Apply

Students who wish to apply for VA benefit can print a paper application, or apply online through the Veteran Online Application website (VONAPP).

If you receive Veterans educational assistance, you are required by law (38 U.S.C., 1775 and 1776) to provide official transcripts of prior education, training and experience at the time you enrol.

An evaluation of your prior education and training will be undertaken to determine if any units you completed at other institutions or awarded to you as a result of your military service can be applied to your proposed degree program and therefore decrease your course duration.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will issue you with a Certificate of Eligibility, which you will need to send to our office in order to certify your enrolment.

It is your responsibility to notify the VA Certifying Official (at the University of Sydney, this is the International Loan Schemes Adviser) if you reduce your hours of enrolment by withdrawing from a unit, terminating your enrolment, or making any other changes that would affect your payment status. If you withdraw or drop a unit, you may have to repay all or part of the benefits you received for the unit(s).

If the benefits for which you are eligible do not meet your expected costs, you may apply for US Financial Aid under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans Program.

For further information please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs or the International Loan Schemes Adviser: international.finaid@sydney.edu.au

List of approved programs
  • ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND POLICY
  • MASTER AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
  • BENG AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
  • BSC AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
  • BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE
  • BS ANATOMY & HISTOLOGY
  • BACH MED SCI ANATOMY & HISTOLOGY
  • BSC BIOCHEMISTRY
  • BACH MED SCI BIOCHEMISTRY
  • BSC BIOINFORMATICS
  • BSC BIOLOGY
  • BSC BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
  • BENG CELL PATHOLOGY
  • BACH MED SCI CELL PATHOLOGY
  • BSC CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • BENG CHEMISTRY
  • BSC CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • BENG CIVIL PROJECT ENGINEERING & MGT
  • BENG COMMERCE
  • BACHELOR COMMERCE
  • MASTERS COMMERCE/LOGISTICS MGT
  • MASTERS COMMERCE/TRANSPORT MGT
  • MASTERS COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE
  • BSC COMPUTER ENGINEERING
  • BENG COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • BACH INFO TECH (BIT) COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • BSC DENTISTRY
  • BACHELOR OF DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES
  • MASTER DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHY
  • BACH OF APP.SCI* E-COMMERCE ENGINEERING
  • BENG ECONOMICS
  • MASTER ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • BENG ENGINEERING
  • BS ENGINEERING
  • MASTERS ENGINEERING
  • PHD ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • BSC EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
  • BACH-APP.SCI EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
  • MASTERS* GENETICS
  • BACH MED SCI GEOGRAPHY
  • BSC GEOLOGY
  • BSC GEOPHYSICS
  • BSC GRAD DIP INTL STUD GRAD MED PROG (MBBS) HEALTH INFORMATION MGT
  • BACH-APP.SCI HEALTH INFORMATION MGT
  • MASTERS HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
  • BSC HISTORY & PHILOSOPY OF SCIENCE
  • BMEDSCI HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
  • BACHELOR(BHORTSC) IMMUNOBIOLOGY
  • BSC IMMUNOLOGY
  • BACH MED SCI INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • BACH MED SCI INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • BSC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • BACH INFO TECH (BIT) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • MASTERS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
  • MASTER INTL BUSINESS/LOGISTICS MGT
  • MASTERS INTL BUSINESS/TRANSPORT MGT
  • MASTERS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY (MIS) LANGUAGES
  • BA LOGISTICS MGT
  • GRAD DIPLOMA MARINE SCIENCE
  • BSC MATHEMATICS
  • BSC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • BENG MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
  • BA MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
  • BSC MEDICINE/SURGERY
  • BACHELOR (MB/BS) MICROBIOLOGY
  • BACH MED SCI MICROBIOLOGY
  • BSC MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
  • BACH INFO TECH MUSICAL ARTS
  • DOCTOR NANOSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • BSC NETWORKS & SYSTEMS
  • BACH INFO TECH (BIT) NEUROSCIENCE
  • BACH MED SCI NEUROSCIENCE
  • BSC NURSING (ADVANCED STUDIES)
  • BACHELOR NURSING
  • MASTER OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
  • BACH-APP.SCI PHARMACOLOGY
  • BACH MED SCI PHARMACOLOGY
  • BSC PHYSICS
  • BSC PHYSIOLOGY
  • BACH MED SCI PHYSIOLOGY
  • BSC PLANT SCIENCE
  • BSC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
  • MASTERS PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • MASTERS PSYCHOLOGY
  • BSC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • MASTERS PUBLIC POLICY
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
  • PHD PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING
  • MASTERS REHABILITATION COUNSELING
  • BACH-APP.SCI REHABILITATION COUNSELING
  • MASTER-APP.SCI SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
  • BENG SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY
  • BACH INFO TECH (BIT) SOIL SCIENCE
  • BSC SPACE ENGINEERING
  • BENG STATISTICS
  • BSC SYDNEY JURIS DOCTOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
  • MASTER OF TRANSPORT MGT/LOGISTICS MGT
  • MASTERS VETERINARY SCIENCE, BACHELOR OF

Canadian education loans

Canadian citizens studying at the University of Sydney can access funding from the Canadian federal and/or provincial governments. You will need to apply directly to the appropriate government and they will determine the loan amount and how it is managed. We will assist by completing enrolment and tuition confirmation forms supplied by the Canadian governmental bodies.

The funds are sent directly to you, and you then need to arrange tuition and fee payments to the University.

We are registered to participate in some online application and enrolment confirmation systems. You’ll need to provide us with any other forms to complete. Please allow up to 10 working days for these forms to be completed.

Provincial and Territorial Student Financial Assistance Offices

For further information on loans for Canadian citizens, please contact the Provincial and Territorial Student Financial Assistance Offices:

The University of Sydney is registered for online Confirmation of Enrolment processing. For faster loan processing times after receiving the Notice of Assessment detailing the loan or grant, submit an online Confirmation of Enrolment request to our school using the NSLSC On-Line Services portal or contact the International Loan Schemes office to request your Confirmation of Enrolment be completed online.

Canada Revenue Agency

TL11A Form: Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate – University Outside Canada

This certificate is used to certify eligibility for the tuition, education, and textbook amounts of a student attending a university outside Canada and to show the maximum tuition, education, and textbook amounts a student can transfer to a designated individual.

If you need a TL11A to be signed by the University, please download the TL11A form and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to the International Loans Adviser.

TL11D Tuition Fees Certificate: Educational Institutions Outside Canada for a Deemed Resident of Canada

This completed form is used for claiming tuition fees by a student who is deemed to be a resident of Canada under section 250 of the Income Tax Act. 

If you need a TL11D to be signed by the University, please download the TL11D form and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to the International Loans Adviser.

Confirmation of Enrolment: Schedule 2

Borrowers and post-secondary institutions complete this form as proof that a borrower is enrolled in school. This ensures your student loan remains in interest-free status and that you do not have to begin repaying your loan while you are still studying.

If you need a Confirmation of Enrolment: Schedule 2 to be signed by the University, please download the form and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to the International Loans Adviser.

Others

All other forms required for student loans or tax reporting purposes, and not listed above, can be completed by the International Loans Scheme Adviser. 

All forms can be provided to International Loans Scheme office either by email to international.finaid@sydney.edu.au or in person, to the reception desk on Level 4 of the Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)

For further information, please contact the Provincial and Territorial Student Financial Assistance Offices.

Norway Lånekassen loans

Lånekassen is a Norweigan government-funded program that provides support for full-time education at universities outside the Nordic region.

How to apply

You can apply direct through Lånekassen's website.

Lånekassen has a form that needs to be completed to verify a student’s academic progress and tuition fees paid for the academic year. This form needs to be completed at the beginning of each year in order for a student to continue to receive funding.

When you require an academic progress and tuition fees (C form) to be signed by the University, please download the C form and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to the International Loan Schemes office.

Sweden CSN financial aid

Centrala Studiestödsnämnden (CSN) is the Swedish government authority in charge of financial aid for students. CSN approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad.

How to apply

You can apply direct on CSN's website.

CSN will send you a Study Assurance form within eight weeks of the start of the upcoming semester. You will not receive your funding until the form has been completed.

Please fill out the students section before sending it to our International Loans Adviser (international.finaid@sydney.edu.au) who will complete the rest, and then return the form to your student email account.

United Kingdom Professional and Career Development Loans

The United Kingdom Government offers Professional and Career Development Loans that can be put towards university study. The University of Sydney is a registered provider.

You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. These loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying.

How to apply

Find out which banks offer the loan and order an application pack by calling the UK National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 (within the UK).

Make sure you review the eligibility criteria, and submit your application at least three months before your course starts, to give the bank enough time to process payment.

You will need to reference the University of Sydney in your application. Our reference number is 10646.

If you are successful in your application, please advise our International Loans Scheme Adviser by email: international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

 

International Loans Scheme Adviser

Phone
+61 2 8627 8336