Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne
- Exchange funding
- Australian Government Grants
- Study Abroad funding
- OS-HELP Loans FAQs
- Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship
- New Colombo Plan Scholarship 2018*NEW*
- Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship
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Study Abroad funding
Beginning in 2012, students can only be awarded one amount of funding in each round through the office of Melbourne Scholarships. Students will, however, be considered for all possible options.
This page contains information about funding for which students applying for a:
- semester-long or more period of study at an overseas institution for credit to a University of Melbourne degree;
- short intensive course for credit to a University of Melbourne degree;
- University of Melbourne subject with an overseas taught component (UMOS);
- internship/externship for credit; or
may be eligible to be considered for funding. Beginning in 2012, students can only be awarded one amount of funding through the office of Melbourne Scholarships. Students will, however, be considered for all possible options.
Information about the following is available on this page:
- Melbourne Global Scholars Award;
- Melbourne Global Financial Assistance;
- Melbourne Global Scholarships in Language Study;
- Aitchison Travelling Scholarship;
- Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship;
- OS-HELP Loans; and
- Other Funding Opportunities
A Melbourne Global Scholars Award (formerly Melbourne Global Scholarship or Melbourne Global Grant) for exchange students provides a one-off payment of between $1,000 and $2,500. It is designed to assist students meet basic travel costs and is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.
Go to the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
How to be considered for funding as a Study Abroad or UMOS student
Step 1 Once you submit the online application, your details will be recorded in a database that can be accessed by the Faculty Study Abroad and Exchange Advisors, by Global Mobility and by the Scholarships office.
In order for your application to be considered, the Faculty Advisor for Study Abroad and Exchange in your Faculty needs to update your status in the database from ‘Study Plan Required’ or ‘Pending’ to ‘Approved’.
Step 2 In order for the Faculty Advisor in your Faculty to update your status, you will need to submit an approved Study Plan to them. Only students completing an independent Study Abroad for credit will need to submit a study plan. Students enrolling in a University of Melbourne subject with an overseas component (whether it be an internship, clinical placement, travelling studio or another subject listed in the Handbook) do not need to complete a study plan as part of this process. A link to download the form for independent Study Abroad students is available on the Online Mobility Registration and Travel Grant Application when you choose the Independent Study Abroad option on the form.
For information about getting a Study Plan approved, read the relevant section on the Planning Study Abroad page.
Step 3 If you have already submitted a Study Plan to your Faculty, if applicable, you can check your status by referring to the link sent to you in the original acknowledgement email when you submitted the online form. If it has not changed, please contact Faculty Advisor for Study Abroad and Exchange in your Faculty directly. Melbourne Global Mobility staff do not have any influence over this part of the process.
Step 4 Only once your status has been updated before one of the dates above will your application be considered by Melbourne Scholarships. It is expected that emails announcing the awarding of the scholarships (whether students have been successful or unsuccessful) will usually be sent approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date of the relevant round depending on the number of students being assessed.
Note: Funds are NOT guaranteed and are distributed on the basis of academic merit.
All undergraduate students, including honours students, and graduate coursework students studying overseas for 12 weeks or longer may also apply for Melbourne Global Financial Assistance, which provides a grant of an amount determined on the basis of financial need. Such grants will not normally exceed $2,000 in value.
This assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need, where the receipt of benefits, scholarships, destination, length of study and parental assistance are all taken into consideration. Financial Assistance applications are available from the link below and are processed after the Melbourne Global Grant and Melbourne Global Scholars Award offers have been made.
Students may only receive Melbourne Global Financial Assistance once in the same degree.
Go to the Melbourne Global Financial Assistance entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
Students currently enrolled in a modern language subject as part of their undergraduate degree or diploma may be eligible for a Melbourne Global Scholarship in Language Study. The amount awarded usually ranges from $1,000 to $7,000.
Students who are unsuccessful in obtaining a Melbourne Global Scholarship in Language Study will be automatically considered for a Melbourne Global Travel Grant. Students who do receive the Language Study Scholarship will be ineligible for a Melbourne Global Grant and a Melbourne Global Scholars Award.
Go to the Melbourne Global Scholarships in Language Study on the School of Languages and Linguistics website for more information.
The Aitchison Travelling Scholarship was established with the aim of helping an undergraduate student in financial need to study overseas for at least one semester at an approved institution.
One scholarship is available annually to a currently enrolled student at the University of Melbourne and will be awarded in May every year.
Go to the Aitchison Travelling Scholarship entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
The Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship is a travelling scholarship established for students who have experienced social, educational or financial disadvantage and who wish to study overseas for a shorter period of time for credit to their University of Melbourne degree. It is named in honour of a former of a much respected former Academic Registrar of the University, Ms Lin Martin.
Go to the Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
An Australian government loan scheme to assist Australian students undertake some of their study towards their undergraduate degree overseas. For more information, including instructions on how to apply, see the Frequently Asked Questions for OS-HELP Loans.
Date created: 1 February 2011 Last modified: (none) Authoriser: Associate Director, Global Mobility Maintainer Melbourne Global Mobility Email: firstname.lastname@example.org