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Financial assistance

There is a range of funding sources that you may be eligible for to assist you going on exchange. Most of the scholarships/grants (excluding the OS-Help loan and the CasaSwap Student Grant) listed in the table below do not need to be applied for. If you are applying for exchange to a particular country or partner where funding is available you will be automatically considered.

Please note: The Australian Government grants are administered through ECU, and any enquiries about these grants should be directed to the ECU Student Central (not the partner institution).

This list will change every semester and the current list is for students going on exchange in Semester 1, 2014. 

Country Partner Institution Funding type Amount No. of grants Eligibility
Any Any  OS-Help Loan   Up to $6,051 per 6 month period  Unlimited 
  • Undergraduate
  • Australian citizen
  • Completed 120 credit points towards degree
  • Must have 60 credit points remaining towards degree after exchange period

Any

Any 

CasaSwap Student Grant

1000 Euro

4 per year 

  • Must be completing an exchange placement
 Austria Fachochschule Oberösterreich Austrian Government grant 960 Euro/month 1 per year  
  • Must be completing an exchange placement
  • Undergraduate (minimum 4 semesters completed) or Postgraduate
Austria

Fachochschule Oberösterreich (Hagenberg Campus)

Partner Subsidy Free accommodation + 750 Euro allowance 1 or 2 per semester
  • Undergraduate (possibly postgraduate)
  • Domestic or International
  • Computing/IT students
 Austria Fachochschule Oberösterreich (Steyr Campus) Partner Subsidy 1500 euro allowance (one-off payment) 1 or 2 per semester
  • Undergraduate (possibly postgraduate)
  • Domestic or International
  • Business students    
Austria  Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt Partner Subsidy 700 Euro stipend towards airfare  1 per semester
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate
  • Domestic or International
  • Business, Computing and Engineering students      
Canada
Dalhousie University
Partner Scholarship
 Approx $1000 1 per semester
  •  Must be nominated for exchange to Dalhousie
Germany Karlsruhe University of Education Baden Württemberg Scholarship Approx 400 Euro/month 1-2 per year
  • Undergraduate
  • Domestic or International
  • Education students
Germany University of Ulm Baden Württemberg Scholarship Approx 300 Euro/month 1-2 per year
  • Postgraduate
  • Domestic or International
  • Business, IT and Engineering students
Germany Weingarten University of Education, Germany Partner Subsidy Approx 550 Euro/month 1 per year
  • Undergraduate
  • Domestic or International
  • Education students

Sweden

Jönköping University - School of Education & Communication Partner Subsidy $1,000 2 per year
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate
  • Domestic or International
  • Communications students
 Sweden Jönköping University - International Business School
Australian Government ISEP $2,500
2 per semester
 
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
 Sweden Any partner
Australian Government ISEP $2,500 2 per semester
 
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
UK
Northumbria University, University of Keele, University of Hull
BUTEX Scholarship
 £500 7-8 per year
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate
  • Domestic or International
Please note that the above information is subject to change without notice.  

Centrelink payments 

If you currently receive Centrelink payments, you may be able to continue to do so while you are on exchange. You may also be eligible for Rental Assistance so make sure you enquire at Centrelink before departing for your exchange. 

Churchill Scholarships Open

Applications are now open for the 2013 Churchill Fellowships for students to undertake overseas study in a range of fields.Click here for more information.

AIIA WA Bursary for Studies in Asia

Students interested in studying on exchange in Asia can apply for the annual $2,000 bursary. Applications open in February and close 30 March. Click here for more information.

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