Costs and financial support

While on a traditional exchange program with one of our partner universities, you do not pay tuition to the host university, but you will be responsible for other associated costs and fees, such as:

  • Accommodation and living expenses
  • Travel
  • Books
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Language courses
  • Student activity fees
  • Visa/s.

We recommend that you start saving early and budget for between $1,500-$2,000 for each month of your overseas program.

To assist you with your costs, there are some funding opportunities available:

ACU Vice Chancellor's Travel Grant
The Vice Chancellor has made available funds to assist students with the associated costs of undertaking study/and or activities overseas.
Featured Partner Scholarship: ACU students undertaking an approved exchange semester program to Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland) in 2016 are eligible to receive an additional $1,000 travel grant.
OS-HELP provides financial assistance to eligible Commonwealth supported students to undertake part of their course of study overseas. Please read the ACU OS-HELP Guidelines (PDF 84.7 KB) for eligibility information and how to apply.
ACU Scholarships and Bursaries Information on ACU specific scholarships.
Endeavour Mobility Grants Australian Government scholarship program.
Please review the partner listing to see which institutions have Endeavour funding for a particular year. 
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Australian Government scholarship program.     
New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Australian Government scholarship program.
Please review the partner listing to see which institutions have NCP funding for a particular year.

ACIS - Cassamarca Scholarships Scholarship for students undertaking research in Italy.
Australian Bicentennial Scholarships & Fellowships Scholarship for post-graduate students undertaking studying in the UK.
Hochschulwinterkurs scholarships

Scholarships available for the 6 week study period in January/February 2017. Deadline for applications is 15 August. The application will be open from 1 July and must be submitted via the DAAD online portal.

Baudin Travel Grant Scholarship for students undertaking study in France.
Centrelink If you are currently receiving Centrelink assistance, you may be eligible to receive your benefits while you are overseas.
External scholarships Scholarships that ACU students are eligible to apply for through external organisations.
Monbukagakusho Scholarship for students undertaking study in Japan.
Walter Mangold Trust Fund Study Abroad Scholarship Scholarship for Victorian students undertaking language study in various countries.