Funding your overseas experience

Before you make the decision to go global, you need to consider how much it will cost and budget accordingly. As part of your preparation, you should have an idea of the approximate costs and familiarise yourself with the types of funding available, as well as their application deadlines.


There are a range of expenses that you will need to be mindful of when budgeting for your overseas program. These include, but are not limited to:

  • tuition fees (note: exchange students do not pay tuition to the partner university)
  • visa application fee, including travel to another city for an interview if necessary
  • accommodation
  • international flights and in-country transport
  • daily living expenses
  • spending money.

Budgeting worksheet


Griffith University aims to provide one grant (scholarship) to each student on an approved overseas program. The grant is for you to keep and is to support your program expenses.

Grant values vary from $250 to $8,000 depending on the program type, location and credit point value.

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Eligible students can apply for an OS-HELP loan which is a loan scheme provided by the Australian Government specifically to support overseas study. It is not considered a grant, therefore approved students can receive this loan as well as a grant.

In 2021, the maximum OS-HELP loan amount is $7,037 (if you do not study in Asia) or $8,444 (studies in Asia).

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