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International student loan schemes

You may be able to apply for an education loan from your home country.

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, the International Loans Team can help. Contact us on +61 2 8627 8336 or international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

United States Federal Student Aid

The University of Sydney administers the United States Federal Student Aid Direct Loan Program to US citizens or eligible non-citizens who met the eligibility criteria.

There are four types of Direct Loans available to eligible students:

  • Direct Subsidised Stafford
  • Direct Unsubsidised Stafford
  • Direct GradPLUS
  • Direct ParentPLUS

Depending on your grade level e.g. undergraduate/graduate/ first year etc. you may be eligible to borrow the full cost of attendance each year. The cost of attendance is a calculation of tuition and associated fees plus living expenses.

Visit the Student website for detailed information on the United States Federal Student Aid Direct Loan Program including eligibility, the process for applying and receiving Direct Loans, loan limits, interest rates and fees.

Medicine

Students commencing in the Doctor of Medicine after March 1, 2019 will not be able to receive U.S. Federal Student Aid and will need to seek funding through personal means or Sallie Mae. If you would like further information, please contact the International Loans Team at international.finaid@sydney.edu.au

Consumer information

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

You need to know the current requirements and procedures for students and the University of Sydney, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Our website provides the latest information but if you cannot find the information you seek, please phone +61 2 8627 8336 or email international.finaid@sydney.edu.au.

United States Veteran Affairs Benefits

The University of Sydney accepts students who are eligible for a range of United States Veteran Affairs (VA) Education Benefits.

Recipients can study at the University of Sydney under the following benefit programs:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

The US Department of Veteran Affairs will determine a recipient’s eligibility. Further, recipients must enrol in a VA approved program.

Visit the Student website for more information on United States Veteran Affairs Education Benefits, including eligibility, applying for benefits and approved programs.

Other student loans and benefits

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

Visit the Student website for information on the international loan schemes available and how the University can assist you with this process.