Funding your WIL experience

Undertaking a WIL experience doesn't need to break the bank. You could be eligible for financial assistance to help with the costs associated with undertaking an Internship or Global Learning experience.

Check out below information on grant, loan and scholarships opportunities for Deakin University students.


WIL Student Support Scheme - Grant

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

Faculty of Arts & Education Internship Grant

Faculty of Arts & Education Internship grants are for students who are in need of financial assistance to access and complete an approved credit-bearing internship experience.

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

  • be a current student in a Deakin Faculty of Arts and Education course.
  • have secured an approved internship, and received a confirmation of registration from the ArtsEd WIL team
  • be enrolled in the associated internship unit and have not yet completed all internship hours at time of grant application
  • demonstrate financial need.

Grants are subject to availability and are awarded up to $500 for located internship arrangements (where students undertake an internship locally or online), and up to $1,000 for relocated internship arrangements (where students are relocating and incurring accommodation expenses to attend their internship). Awarded grants are determined according to: responses in the internship grant application, internship arrangements, and average costs involved in undertaking your internship.

Apply here for an Internship Grant

OS-Help Loan

Available only for students on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The maximum loan a student can borrow in 2021 is $7037 (for study outside Asia), or $8,444 (for study within Asia, plus a supplementary amount of $1,123 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.


Deakin Scholarships

We’re here to support you. Whether it’s helping you overcome disadvantage or recognising academic merit, one of our many scholarships could transform your life and your future.

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General 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 contacting Student Central and also can be found via:

General student loans

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