Financial Assistance

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.


Bursaries and Loans:

WIL Financial Support Scheme:

The 2016 WIL Financial Support Scheme can help you by easing the financial stress and allowing you to have that hands-on, relevant work experience whether it is locally or overseas.

This initiative aims to widen the participation of eligible domestic undergraduate students who are experiencing financial hardship in WIL placements.

Eligible programs:

  • Internships, both in Australia and international.
  • Global Education Program (GEP) (Education students only)

Further eligibility criteria applies. See more information at:

WIL Financial Support Scheme

OS-HELP Loan:

Available only for students on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).The maximum loan a student can borrow in 2016 is $6470, or $7764 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

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


Travel Grants in Arts and Education

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

  • Internships requiring relocation outside of your state of residence or international.
  • Bachelor of International Studies Internships - only for placements outside of Australia
  • Study Tours offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Global Education Programs (GEP)
  • In-Country Language Program

Before you apply for a Travel Grants you should:

a. Have been offered a place in a program offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education. Applications will not be accepted until you have been formally offered and secured a place in your program.

b. Enrolled in your program in StudentConnect .

b. Meet the eligibility criteria detailed for the travel grant you are applying. See categories below for criteria and link to application form.

Internship Travel Grants

These travel grants are for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking an internship for credit towards their course and are required to relocate for the duration of their placement. Relocation includes:

  • Interstate from their current residence, or
  • Overseas from their current residence.

Grants are subject to availability and are awarded between $200 to $1000 per student.

Students can apply for a grant only once their internship unit is appearing in StudentConnect.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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 origin.
  • be enrolled in an Arts internship unit
  • enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education course
  • Must not have received another grant for their program from Deakin University, such as a Global Mobility Travel Grant, New Colombo Plan or Asia-Bound Scholarship.

Selection criteria includes:

  • WAM/Weighted Average Mark of at least 50.
  • Personal statement outlining your reasons (personal, professional and academic), for undertaking this international experience. 
  • Willingness to assist in promotional activities for prospective students after your return from your program. eg: student profiles, information sessions, presentations.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • are in receipt of a Centrelink benefit (Austudy, Newstart Allowance etc)
  • can demonstrate this program will be their first international experience.

Apply for a Travel Grant

Bachelor of International Studies Internship Travel Grants

Available for students completing either AIS330/AIS331 International Internship A/B as part of one of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of International Studies A326
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies D323
  • Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce D338

Preference will be given to those applicants for whom this will be their first international experience.

Grants are to the value of $1000 per student.

Selection criteria includes:

  • WAM/Weighted Average Mark of at least 50.
  • Personal statement outlining your reasons (personal, professional and academic), for undertaking this international experience. 
  • Willingness to assist in promotional activities for prospective students after your return from your program. eg: student profiles, information sessions, presentations.

Apply for a Travel Grant

Study Tour Travel Grants

Study Tour Travel Grants are for students who are participating in a Faculty of Arts and Education Study Tour. Travel Grants are subject to availability and are awarded between $100 to $1000 per student.

Students should only apply for a Study Tour Travel Grant once they have been accepted into a faculty study tour program and are enrolled in their study tour unit on StudentConnect.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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 origin. 
  • enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education study tour.
  • Must not have received another grant for their international program from Deakin University, such as a Global Mobility Travel Grant, New Colombo Plan or Asia-Bound Scholarship.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Academic merit ie WAM/Weighted Average Mark
  • Personal statement outlining your reasons (personal, professional and academic), for undertaking this international experience. 
  • Willingness to assist in promotional activities for prospective students after your return from your program. eg: student profiles, information sessions, presentations.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • are in receipt of a Centrelink benefit (Austudy, Newstart Allowance etc)
  • and/or can demonstrate this program will be their first international experience.

Apply for a Travel Grant

In-Country Language Program Travel Grants

In-Country Language Program Travel Grants are for students participating in one of the following programs:

  • Chinese In-Country Language Program
  • Indonesia In-Country Language Program
  • Arabic In-Country Language Program

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet all of the below criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa, or an international student on a program that is held in a country other than their country of origin.
  • Must be enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education course
  • Be completing a major in the language of the the In-Country Program.
  • Applicants for whom and language of the In-Country Program is their native language will be ineligible.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Academic merit ie WAM/Weighted Average Mark
  • Personal statement outlining your reasons (personal, professional and academic), for undertaking this international experience. 
  • Willingness to assist in promotional activities for prospective students after your return from your program. eg: student profiles, information sessions, presentations.

Apply for a Travel Grant

Global Experience Program Travel Grants

Travel Grants are subject to availability and are awarded between $200 to $1000 per student

Students should only apply for a GEP Travel Grant once they have been accepted into a Global Education Program and are enrolled in their unit on StudentConnect.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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 origin. 
  • enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education study tour.
  • Must not have received another grant for their international program from Deakin University, such as a Global Mobility Travel Grant, New Colombo Plan or Asia-Bound Scholarship.

Selection criteria includes:

  • WAM/Weighted Average Mark of at least 50.
  • Personal statement outlining your reasons (personal, professional and academic), for undertaking this international experience. 
  • Willingness to assist in promotional activities for prospective students after your return from your program. eg: student profiles, information sessions, presentations.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • are in receipt of a Centrelink benefit (Austudy, Newstart Allowance etc)
  • and/or can demonstrate this program will be their first international experience.
  • Apply for a Travel Grant

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