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.
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.
You should check with your nominated host university to see if there are scholarships available through their university too.
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.
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:
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If eligible, you can continue to receive Centrelink benefits while studying full-time overseas.