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.

The Faculty of Arts and Education offers a number of travel grants to assist students with the cost of course-related travel and experiences.


Travel Grants in Arts and Education

Travel Grants are available for the following Faculty of Arts and Education programs:

  • Internships requiring relocation
  • Study Tours offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Global Education Programs (GEP)
  • In-Country Language Program

Eligibility and selection criteria:

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

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 between $100 to $500 for rural or interstate placements and $500 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

Study Tour Travel Grants

Study Tour Travel Grants will be available for the following programs in 2017:

  • AIE365 Middle East Study Tour
  • ACG308 Screen & Design Study Tour to Japan
  • AIS203 Japanese Politics, Society and Culture Study Tour
  • ASP263 Buddhist Studies to India

Students should only apply for a Study Tour Travel Grant once they have been accepted into one of the above programs.

Numbers of grants available are capped for each program.

Application opening date for 2017 Study Tour Travel Grants to be advised.

Global Education Program Travel Grants

For students accepted into the a 2017 Global Education Program (GEP) to one of the following destinations: Vanuatu, Northern Territory, Chile, Nepal or Switzerland.

Numbers of grants available are capped for each program. Students selected for 2017 programs will have received information on grant availability.

Eligibility criteria:

  • enrolled in the unit their Global Education Program is contributing towards.
  • comments from Professional Experience reports may be taken into consideration.
  • all other criteria as detailed at top of page.

Applications for all 2017 GEP Travel Grants have closed.


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 – General student loans website.

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OS-HELP Loan:

Available only for students on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The maximum loan a student can borrow in 2017 is $6,567, or $7,880 if studying 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.

OS-HELP Loan

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