Current Students

Financial assistance

Scholarships for Studying Abroad


You may be eligible for loans and scholarships for your overseas learning experience.

OS-HELP loan

OS-HELP loans are available to Commonwealth supported students who want to undertake faculty-approved study overseas. Check your eligibility for an OS-Help loan.


Contact the Financial Aid Office at Student Services for more information.

UWA Overseas Study Loan

The UWA Overseas Study Loan is interest free during a student's course of study, and repayments do not need to be made until you return from exchange. Please refer to the Financial Aid Office at Student Services for more information.

Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance

You may continue to receive Centrelink payments while on exchange. After you have been accepted into your exchange university, you may request a letter to notify Centrelink of your exchange.

If you currently receive a Centrelink benefit payment and want this to continue during your exchange, you must not leave Australia more than two weeks prior to the commencement of your exchange studies. If you do, your payments may be cut off. Please contact Centrelink for more information.

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What scholarships are available?

If you are undertaking overseas study, practicum, internships or research that counts towards your current UWA course requirements, you can apply for a UWA Study Abroad Scholarship (AUD$1,500). To be eligible for a scholarship, you must ensure you have approval from your Allocated Course Advice Office for the program you wish to undertake. 

Scholarships are awarded by the relevant board, are primarily based on academic merit (Weighted Average Mark) and available funding.   
A range of other scholarships either administered by the University or by external sources are also available.

To be considered for Frank Gamblen, Robert and Maude Gledden, ISEP, AsiaBound (Exchange), New Colombo Plan (Exchange) or the UWA Study Abroad Scholarship, all student need to be submit a Study Abroad Scholarship application on Global Studio.

To be considered for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship, submit an application here.

You can only receive one UWA Study Abroad scholarship during the course of your studies at UWA.  


Scholarships are paid during or after an overseas experience and should not be relied upon to cover program costs prior to commencement.  

Scholarship Application deadlines

  • Programs starting in the second half of 2016 - CLOSED - Extended to 13 May 2016
  • Programs starting in the first half of 2017 - 26 August, 2016

Submit an application in Global Studio to apply.

Please note that you do not need Faculty Approval or confirmation of admission to complete an application; however, these elements are required prior scholarship payment.