Funding your WIL experience

Studying overseas or interstate doesn't need to break the bank. You could be eligible for financial assistance, to help with the cost of travel, accommodation and program costs.

WIL Student Support Scheme

Is completing a WIL placement putting you under financial pressure? The WIL Student Support Scheme can help you by easing financial stress and allowing you to have hands-on relevant work experience locally or overseas.

Financial assistance may be available available for domestic undergraduate students enrolled in one of the following WIL units:

  • Any local or overseas internship for course credit
  • Global Education Program (GEP) placements
  • Any pre-service teaching placements undertaken by education students.

Students should apply as soon as they are enrolled in their WIL unit and applications for the relative trimester are open. Funding for each faculty is limited. Applications for each faculty will close when all funds are allocated.

Eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found via the below link:

WIL Student Support Scheme


Available only for students on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The maximum loan a student can borrow in 2018 is $6,665, or $7,998 if studying in Asia (plus a supplementary amount of $1,065 if you will be undertaking Asian language study in preparation for study in Asia).

Eligible programs:

  • Internships (for course credit) outside of Australia.
  • Global Education Program (GEP)
  • Study Tours
  • Short Term Programs
  • Exchange/Study Abroad
  • Volunteer Abroad

Students should apply for an OS-HELP Loan as soon as they receive an offer into a program and have enrolled. Further eligibility criteria applies. See link below.


General student loans:

The University provides interest free student loans, for study related expenses, to students who are in financial need and are progressing satisfactorily with their studies.

Currently enrolled undergraduate, postgraduate, off-campus, full time and part time students in an award course are eligible to apply.

Further information is available by on Division of Student Administration can be found via:

General student loans

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Travel Grants in Arts and Education

Availability and applications for 2018 Travel Grants will be available in March.

Eligibility and selection criteria typically involves the following:

a. Students need to have been offered a place in a Faculty of Arts and Education program. Grant applications will not be accepted until students have been formally offered and secured a place in a program

b. must be be an Australian citizen, or holder of an Australia permanent visa, or an international student on a program that is held in a country other than their country of citizenship.

c. Must not have received another grant for their program from Deakin University, such as a New Colombo Plan Grant or Asia-Bound Scholarship.

d. Responses to questions in application and/or WAM/Weighted Average Mark will be taken into consideration.

See below categories for any additional requirements.

Internship Travel Grants

For undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts Education undertaking an internship for credit towards their course. Internship travel grants are for students required to relocate from their current residence for the duration of an approved placement.

Eligibility criteria (2017 criteria. To be confirmed for 2018)

To be considered for an Internship Travel Grant, students must:

  • demonstrate an approved placement requiring relocation from current residence for duration of placement. Relocation includes:
    • interstate from current residence,
    • rural location in Australia, OR
    • overseas location from current residential location or country of citizenship.
  • demonstrate an approved placement towards an Arts internship unit (ie: unit commencing with an 'A')
  • be enrolled in an approved internship unit on StudentConnect prior to applying for a travel grant
  • register their travel information in the Deakin Abroad Portal (international placements only)

Grants are subject to availability and are awarded up to $500 for rural or interstate placements and up to $1,000 for an international placement. Grants amounts are determined based on responses in travel grant application, duration of placement and average cost of living in placement location compared to Australia.

Apply for an Internship Travel Grant

(Trimester 3 2017 applications only. 2018 applications to be advised)

Study Tour Travel Grants

To be advised.

Advice and support

The ArtsEd WIL team are on hand to assist with any questions or concerns about financial assistance available to support your WIL experience.

Contact your ArtsEd Work Integrated Learning team

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