When you submit your exchange application you are automatically considered for the following grants and scholarships

Student exchange funding is awarded by a selection committee on the basis of academic merit, and academic progression as provided at the time of application, and in consideration of other scholarships awarded to the student for participation in a global experience.

Student Exchange Scholarships

The UQ Student Exchange Scholarships provide financial assistance to students undertaking a UQ Abroad supported exchange semester.

Scholarships are worth $3,000 each. 

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate applicant: must have obtained 16 units towards their UQ program at this University
  • Postgraduate applicant: must have obtained 8 units towards the UQ program at this University
  • Scholarships awarded for a student exchange will be based on the results of your current program (GPA and number of units completed) at the time of application.
  • Your cumulative program GPA as it appears on your UQ Studies Report.
  • Students applying for a second exchange, who have not previously received a Student Exchange Scholarship, are eligible to be considered for funding.
  • Students going on consecutive exchanges (to two different host institutions) or going on exchange to the same institution for two semesters will only be considered for a scholarship in their first semester of exchange.

Travel Grants

The UQ Travel Grants provide financial assistance to students undertaking a UQ Abroad supported exchange semester.

Travel Grants are worth $1,000 each. Please read the Travel Grant rules and conditions to see if you will be considered.

Eligibility:

  • Travel Grants awarded for a student exchange will be based on the results of your current program (GPA and number of units completed) at the time of application.
  • Your cumulative program GPA is calculated from the grades in all courses undertaken in your current program plus the grades in other UQ courses that have been credited towards your current program.
  • Students applying for a second exchange, who have not previously received a Student Exchange Travel Grant, are eligible to be considered for funding.
  • Students going on consecutive exchanges (to two different host institutions) or going on exchange to the same institution for two semesters will only be considered for a travel grant in their first semester of exchange.

Australian Government Grants

New Colombo Plan Mobility Funding is for students travelling to the Indo-Pacific region

ISEP Funding is for students travelling to partners worldwide

ECKSEP Funding is for students travelling to Asia

New Colombo Plan Mobility Funding

The New Colombo Plan Mobility semester-based funding, provided by the Australian Government, subsidises the cost of going on exchange to partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Funding for supported destinations changes every year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this funding you must be:

  • An Australian citizen. Students cannot receive a grant to undertake a mobility project in a host location in which they currently have dual citizenship or residency rights, or in which they have previously been a citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying at an undergraduate level
  • Have not previously received government funding for an exchange program
Funding

Multiple $5,000 grants are available for students going on exchange in semester 1, 2018 to:

Multiple $7,000 grants are available for students going on exchange in semester 1 and 2, 2018 to:

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Singapore
  • China

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Funding

Provided by the Australian Government, this funding subsidises the cost of going on exchange to partners worldwide.

Funding for supported destinations changes every year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this funding you must be:

  • An Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Studying at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • Have not previously received government funding for an exchange program.
Funding

Multiple $2,500 Grants are available for students going on exchange in semester 1, 2018 to:

  • France

Other supported destinations for 2018 are yet to be confirmed.  


Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program (CKSEP) Funding

Provided by the Australian Government, this funding subsidises the cost of going on exchange to partners in Asia.

Funding for supported destinations changes every year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this funding you must be:

  • An Australian citizen
  • Studying at an undergraduate level
  • Have not previously received government funding for an exchange program.
Funding

Multiple $5,000 Grants are available to students going on exchange in semester 1, 2018 to:

  • Hong Kong
  • China 

Destinations for funding for semester 2, 2018 will be updated in November 2017.

 

Deadlines

If you submit your student exchange application by the appropriate deadline you will be automatically considered for these funding programs.

More funding

If you are going on student exchange, you may also be eligible to apply for:

OS-HELP loan

School & Faculty funding