Scholarships for Student Exchange

UNSW Scholarships for Student Exchange

There are a number of financial awards available for student exchange.

Scholarships are usually confirmed when exam results for the session prior to exchange are available.  

UNSW Scholarships

Find out more information on the UNSW Scholarships website:

Student Exchange Equity Scholarships

Established to encourage low socio-economic status students to participate in the UNSW Exchange Program.  Valued at $12,000, students need to apply through the UNSW Scholarship website to be considered for this Scholarship.

Student Exchange Achievement Scholarships

Valued at $5,000, the scholarship was established to encourage students to participate in the UNSW Exchange Program. Eligible students are automatically considered as part of the Exchange application process. 

Student Exchange Alliance Scholarships

Established to encourage students to participate in the UNSW Exchange Program at either an APRU, U21, Plus Alliance or Global Tech Partner.  The scholarships are worth $5,000 and eligible students are automatically considered as part of the Exchange application process. 

Engineering Exchange Scholarships

Valued at $2,000, these scholarships were established to encourage Engineering students to participate in the UNSW Exchange Program. Eligible students are automatically considered as part of the Exchange application process.

 

Other Scholarships

New Colombo Plan

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to improve knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the region. 

There are two programs:

  • New Colombo Plan Scholarship  – a prestigious scholarship with exchange costs covered and language, mentorships and internships available.  Open to undergraduate Australian Citizens going on Exchange to Asia.  Applications open in March for Exchange in the following year.

  • New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants  - valued at $7,000 these grants are designed to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in an exchange to Asia.  Eligible students are automatically considererd as part of the Exchange application process.  

Gail Kelly Global Leaders Scholarship

The Gail Kelly Global Leaders Scholarship provides an opportunity for Australian and South African Business students to further develop their potential and strengthen their leadership skills through participation in the Exchange program.  You need to submit an application by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship is open to Australian undergraduate students who are undertaking up to one year of exchange at a partner university in Beijing, Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore.  You need to submit a application by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD is Germany’s largest scholarship awarding organisation and runs several programs to support academic exchange between Germany and other countries.

 

Other Funding

OS-Help

OS-HELP provides Commonwealth Government financial assistance to eligible students, to help pay a range of overseas study expenses.

Centrelink payments

If you receive Youth Allowance, you can usually arrange to have your payments continue while overseas.

 

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