WIL Funding

Undertaking an internship or global learning 
experience is important not only for your university 
experience, but also your graduate employability.
If you are concerned about the financial implication of taking time away from paid employment, take a look at the information below on grants, loans and scholarship options.


ArtsEd Internship Grant

Arts & Education Internship Grants are Faculty funded payments for Arts students who are in need of financial assistance to access and complete an approved credit-bearing work integrated learning (WIL) experience.

Grant applications for T3 2022 Internships must be submitted before Sunday 4 December 2022 
 in order to be processed and paid at the final payment cycle for the year. 
Applications recieved after this date will be considered for 2023.

This funding is available to:

  • Current Deakin Faculty of Arts and Education students, approved and enrolled in one of the following WIL units: ACC317/318/320, APE201/202/301, AIS330/331, ACC700, APE700/701
  • Domestic and International Students
  • Students who have not yet completed all internship hours at time of grant application
  • Students who can 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). Students undertaking relocated internship experiences will be required to provide relocating evidence and expenses.

Awarded grants are determined according to; responses in the internship grant application, individual internship arrangements, and average costs involved in undertaking your internship.

Apply here for an Internship Grant

WIL Student Support Scheme

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Student Support Scheme is an equity initiative funded by the Commonwealth Government via the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP).

This helps increase WIL access, participation and success of Domestic Undergraduate students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, regional and remote areas, and Indigenous persons. You could receive support to help you with expenses related to your placement.

The application process is highly competitive with a limited number of offers available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

See the following website for full eligibility criteria, key dates, and to apply.

WIL Student Support Scheme

OS-Help Loan

OS-HELP funding is provided by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and administered by Deakin University.

OS-HELP is a loan designed to assist eligible Undergraduate and Postgraduate Domestic, Commonwealth supported students, based in Australia, to undertake some of their study overseas.

If eligible, you can apply for a Government loan to help pay travel expenses, such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel expenses, so you can complete part of your studies overseas. Students should apply for an OS-HELP Loan as soon as they receive an offer into a suitable program and have enrolled.

See the following website for full eligibility criteria, loan amounts and to apply.


Other Funding

Deakin Scholarships
Find a scholarship that works for you. Whether it’s recognition of your academic achievements or helping you overcome disadvantages, a Deakin scholarship can help transform your life and your future. Search the Deakin Scholarships website.

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 the Student loans website.

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