It is important to plan your finances. As a general rule, you should be able to show that you will have at least AUD$2,500 available to you for every month of the exchange.
You will need to cover your living expenses, including accommodation, travel and food. Living costs vary according to your destination. Visit the international students sections of the partner institution websites to find out more about the cost of living, specific to each city.
Many scholarships and traineeships will continue while you are on exchange. Please contact your sponsoring body about any conditions that may affect your application.
Some destinations may require you to pay additional fees but in general, you do not pay tuition fees to your host university. Instead, you continue to pay tuition to UNSW.
A student exchange program constitutes a full-time workload for both full-time and part-time students. During each semester, you will be enrolled in 24 credit units. This in turn determines your contribution or tuition band fee rate and the amount you are charged. This amount is non-negotiable, even if you only take 18 units of credit.
There are a number of financial awards available. Most awards are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Scholarships are usually confirmed when exam results for the session prior to exchange are available.