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Study abroad and exchange

  1. Overview
  2. Costs and scholarships

Costs and scholarships

To get the most out of your overseas program, it’s important to plan your finances and make sure you’re able to cover any program costs as well as your living and travel costs while you’re away. Visit your host university's website or look at the cost of living and finances information under each program on the Global Mobility Database.

Exchange scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships to students taking part in overseas study. Unless you have already received guaranteed funding, you’ll automatically be considered for scholarships when you apply for exchange. You’ll be advised of any scholarship offer at the time you are nominated for exchange.

See a full list of the exchange scholarships available and funding options available to you.

You should check with your nominated host university to see if there are scholarships available through their university too.

Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Scholarship

If you're applying for semester exchange or short-term programs you will automatically be considered for a Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Scholarship worth up to $2000. This scholarship is allocated on the basis of academic merit (WAM) and/or exchange destination. You are not eligible if you receive another University-funded travelling scholarship or grant.

Super Partner Scholarships

If you’re accepted onto the semester exchange program with a Super Exchange Partner, you will receive a Super Partner Scholarship to the value of $2000. ‘Super partner’ universities are:

  • National University of Singapore
  • University of California
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Toronto
  • Utrecht University

Academic Merit Scholarships

We offer scholarships of $1500 to students participating on in semester exchange program who have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or higher.

The Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Award

The Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Award, is offered to students participating on a University approved overseas program who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. This award is valued at $5000. You may hold this award in conjunction with another mobility scholarship or grant.

Australian mobility grants

In partnership with the Australian Government, we offer a variety of funding opportunities to students undertaking overseas credited study, through the New Colombo Plan or Endeavour grants.

Other mobility scholarships

There are many other mobility scholarships offered by University of Sydney faculties/schools, host universities, foreign governments and external organisations. View currently available funding options.

See a full list of the exchange scholarships available and funding options available to you.

Financial requirements

You're expected to have enough funding for the duration of your stay. Some countries will only issue a student visa if you provide evidence of this funding. Refer to your host country’s government immigration website for more information.

You will be asked to provide your estimated available funds and estimated expenditure during your application.

OS-HELP loans

OS-HELP loans are part of the Government’s HELP scheme and assist eligible students approved for exchange to fund a range of overseas expenses.

Find out how to apply for OS-HELP.

Centrelink assistance

If eligible, you can continue to receive Centrelink benefits while studying full-time overseas.

Sydney Abroad

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  • Level 4 Jane Foss Russell Building G02
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9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Last updated: 21 August 2019

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