Program funding and costs

Currency and GlobeStudying abroad can look expensive, but as a La Trobe student you have access to mobility grants and scholarships that can help. All eligible students will receive at least the mobility grant but may be able to receive funding of higher value from La Trobe or external sources instead of or in addition to the mobility grant.

There are funds available from La Trobe Abroad for both semester exchange and overseas short programs.

Semester exchange funding

Main scholarships

The Mobility Grant is the minimum amount of funding you will receive when approved for the La Trobe semester exchange program. All other Main Scholarships of higher value will replace the Mobility Grant. If you are eligible for more than one scholarship, you will receive the one with the highest value. With the exception of the Mobility Grant, you can only receive a Main Scholarship once within your current La Trobe degree.

Mobility Grant $2,000

Program typeFunding amount
First Semester of Exchange $2,000
Second Semester of Exchange $500
Postgraduate Research Overseas Activitya case-by-case basis
Eligibility
  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Open to domestic and international students.
  • At least 65 WAM (see how to calculate your WAM).
How to apply
  • No application. This is automatic upon acceptance into the La Trobe exchange program.
For payment
  • Mobility Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
  • Some mobility grants may be deducted from a La Trobe program cost instead of being paid to students.
Terms and Conditions
  • Can be combined with either the Sheffield Hallam University Grant or East China Normal University Grant.
  • Can be combined with the Bring A Friend Grant on the condition application is to a priority partner.
  • Cannot be combined with the New Colombo Plan, Strategic Mobility Scholarship or the Academic Mobility Scholarship.
  • Refer to the Student Mobility Grant Policy in the La Trobe Policy Library for more information regarding your eligibility.

Strategic Mobility Scholarship $4,000

Program typeFunding amount
Strategic Mobility Scholarship$4,000

The Strategic Mobility Scholarship (SMS) awards $4000 towards a semester or full year exchange program to students who apply for one of our priority partner universities.

Approximately 14 scholarships will be available for each semester.

Eligibility
Selection Criteria

    In assessing applications, the Scholarship Committee will be using the following criteria:

    • academic performance,
    • academic references,
    • area of study,
    • your potential to successfully complete a full-time semester of study in an unfamiliar environment and how you will benefit both academically and personally while acting as an ambassador for Australia and for La Trobe University.
How to apply
  • No application. This is automatic upon acceptance into the La Trobe exchange program and a priority partner university.
For payment
  • SMS is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Priority exchange partners are subject to change each semester.
  • The decisions of the Scholarship Committee  will be final.
  • Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the scholarship.
  • Can be combined with the Bring a Friend Grant only.

Academic Mobility Scholarship $7,000

Program typeFunding amount
Academic Mobility Scholarship$7,000

The Academic Mobility Scholarship (AMS) awards high achieving students a $7000 scholarship towards a semester or full year exchange program.

A limited number of scholarships will be available each semester.

Eligibility
  • At least 85 WAM (see how to calculate your WAM).
  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Open to domestic and international students.
Selection Criteria

    In assessing applications, the Scholarship Committee will be using the following criteria:

    • academic performance,
    • university engagement,
    • community engagement,
    • academic references,
    • your potential to successfully complete a full-time semester of study in an unfamiliar environment and how you will benefit both academically and personally while acting as an ambassador for Australia and for La Trobe University.
How to apply
  • No application. This is automatic upon acceptance into the La Trobe exchange program.
For payment
  • AMS is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • The decisions of the Scholarship Committee will be final.
  • Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the scholarship.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant up to $7,000

Program typeFunding amount
New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant$5,000 x 12
$7,000 x 34

La Trobe Abroad receives funding from the Australian government for semester exchanges under the New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding scheme for select countries within the Indo-Pacific region.

Eligibility
  • Apply for a semester exchange in one of the selected countries.
  • Be an Australian citizen enrolled at La Trobe University.
  • Aged between 18 and 28, with capacity to include some students over 28.
  • Undertaking a Bachelor or Bachelor Honours degree program onshore at an Australian LTU campus.
Selection Criteria
  • Recipients will be determined based on eligibility for the La Trobe exchange program and selection criteria under the NCP Program.
  • Students who have a WAM higher than 70% will be prioritised.
How to apply
For payment
  • NCP Mobility Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Grant availability are conditional on the allocation of government funding.

New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship awards up to $67,000 to Australian undergraduate students for study and work experience opportunities across multiple locations in the Indo-Pacific region for up to 19 months.

NCP Scholarship

Program typeFunding amount
New Colombo Plan Scholarshipup to $67,000

La Trobe University will be nominating 10 students every year to be considered for this scholarship by the Australian Government. In 2019, four La Trobe students received an NCP Scholarship.

Eligibility
  • Participate in an exchange program in one of the NCP specified countries.
  • Be an Australian citizen enrolled at La Trobe University.
  • Undertaking a Bachelor or Bachelor Honours degree program onshore at an Australian LTU campus.
  • Aged between 18 and 28 years of age (inclusive) on 1 January 2021.
  • Be involved with local community by way of volunteering or other initiatives.
Selection criteria
  • Recipients will be determined based on eligibility for the La Trobe exchange program and selection criteria under the Australian Government NCP Program.
  • Students who have a WAM higher than 70% will be prioritised.
How to apply
  • Complete a expression of interest by 15 June 2020.
  • NCP Scholarship application is a separate process to the La Trobe exchange program.
For payment
Terms and Conditions
  • Refer to the Australian Government NCP Scholarship Program.

Additional funding

The Additional Funding listed below can be combined with the Mobility Grant.

Sheffield Hallam University Grant $500

Program typeFunding amount
Sheffield Hallam University Grant$500

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has over 50,000 students and is one of the UK’s most popular student destinations. It is an exciting, cosmopolitan city with friendly surroundings, beautiful countryside, lively nightlife and extensive leisure facilities. It is also one of the safest cities and has the lowest costs of living in the UK.

Eligibility
  • Students in ASSC College undergraduate degrees only.
  • Be accepted by SHU for a semester exchange.
How to apply
  • No application. This is automatic upon acceptance into the La Trobe exchange program and SHU.
For payment
  • SHU Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Students completing a second exchange semester will not receive a further Additional Funding payment.
  • Can only be combined with the Mobility Grant.

East China Normal University Grant $500

Program typeFunding amount
East China Normal University Grant$500

East China Normal University (ECNU) is located in Shanghai, China. With two campuses located in Minhang and Putuo District, and with a total area of over 207 hectares, ECNU has long been reputed as a Garden University for its beautiful campus scenes.

Eligibility
  • Be accepted by ECNU for a semester exchange.
How to apply
  • No application. This is automatic upon acceptance into the La Trobe exchange program and ECNU.
For payment
  • ECNU Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Students completing a second exchange semester will not receive a further Additional Funding payment.
  • Can only be combined with the Mobility Grant.

Bring a Friend Grant $1000 per person

Program typeFunding amount
Bring a Friend Grant$1,000

Bring a friend on your exchange program, attend the same priority partner university and you both will receive an additional $1000 per person!

Eligibility
  • Be accepted into the same exchange program at a priority partner host university with at least one friend.
How to apply
  • Specify your friends full names as you fill out your online application for the La Trobe exchange program.
For payment
  • Bring a Friend Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Students completing a second exchange semester will not receive a further Additional Funding payment.
  • Number of friends eligible is dependent on places available at host university.
  • Can only be combined with the Mobility Grant and Strategic Mobility Scholarship.

University of Surrey Media Internship Grant $1,000

Program typeFunding amount
University of Surrey Media Internship Grant$1,000

Do you Media Internship in the UK and receive an additional $1,000!

Based on a beautiful lakeside campus, the University of Surrey is a ten-minute walk into Guildford town centre and just 34 minutes by train into central London, so you can get the best of the UK; rolling countryside and exciting city life.

Eligibility
  • Be accepted by the University of Surrey for a semester exchange
  • Be currently enrolled in a Media and Communications degree at LTU
  • Be approved to study the subject Professional Internship MAC3INT
  • Have completed minimum of 240 credit points of your LTU degree prior to departure
  • Have a minimum 70% WAM
How to apply
  • Include MAC3INT as a subject during your subject credit approval process
For payment
  • University of Surrey Media Internship Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Only 1 internship available per semester.
  • Students completing a second exchange semester will not receive a further Additional Funding payment.
  • Can only be combined with the Mobility Grant.

Aspire Grant and VC Scholarship

The below can be combined with any of the above grants, scholarships or additional funding.

Aspire Grant $1,000

Program typeFunding amount
Aspire Grant$1,000

As an Aspire program member, one of the benefits is extra funding when you take part in an overseas study experience. Amounts vary depending on the type of experience and for exchange, you will receive $1,000 in addition to other eligible funding!

Eligibility
  • Be a member of the Aspire Program.
How to apply
For payment
  • Aspire Grant is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Students completing a second exchange semester will not receive a further Additional Funding payment.
  • Program must be approved by La Trobe Abroad.
  • Can be combined with Mobility Grant, Sheffield Hallam University Grant, East China Normal University Grant, Bring A Friend Grant, Strategic Mobility Scholarship, Academic Mobility Scholarship or New Colombo Plan.

VC Scholarship $1,500

Program typeFunding amount
VC Scholarship$1,500

As a VC Scholarship recipient, one of the benefits is extra funding when you take part in an overseas study experience. As part of your La Trobe exchange program, you will receive $1,500 in addition to other eligible funding!

Eligibility
  • Be a VC Scholarship recipient.
How to apply
  • Specify at time of emailing supporting documents following online application into the La Trobe exchange program.
For payment
  • VC Scholarship is paid via electronic transfer to your nominated bank account once your program has commenced and your completed On Arrival Form has been received by LTA (please refer to the arrival information page for more information).
  • The payment process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks after the confirmation of your enrolment at the host university.
Terms and Conditions
  • Students completing a second exchange semester will not receive a further Additional Funding payment.
  • Program must be approved by La Trobe Abroad.
  • Can be combined with Mobility Grant, Sheffield Hallam University Grant, East China Normal University Grant, Bring A Friend Grant, Strategic Mobility Scholarship, Academic Mobility Scholarship or New Colombo Plan.

External grants and scholarships

The below can be combined with any of the above grants, scholarships or additional funding.

Student Mobility Assistance Scholarship

The Student Mobility Assistance Scholarship is a one-off payment for students who are facing financial difficulties which may impact on their exchange experience. The amount of payment may vary due to availability of funding and when available, you will receive an invitation to apply from La Trobe Abroad.

This scholarship is open to domestic students only.

Hallym International Dormitory Program, Hallym University Korea

Program typeFunding amount
English Tutor

Free accommodations for the whole semester (valued at 724,000 won).

A scholarship ranging from 300,000 won to 600,000 won.

Apply to become an English tutor for fellow students living in the Hallym International Dormitory and receive great benefits.

What is the Hallym International Dormitory (HID)?

Hallym International Dormitory (HID) is an intensive language and culture program in Hallym University. Hallym students who are interested in developing their language and cultural understanding, live and study together with visiting exchange students.

What is the role of exchange student tutors?

As an exchange student tutor, you will be required to:

  • Attend 2 hours of lecture per week. The lectures focus on developing understanding of current issues through student-driven discussions. The work is designed to encourage students to look at topics and issues in new ways from a different cultural perspective.
  • Host 2 hours of seminar per week. Seminars are held during the evenings in which groups of 5-7 students work in teams on a variety of lecture related work and language development.
  • Attend a small number of events throughout the semester that all students are encouraged to attend.
What are the benefits of living in HID?
  • Free accommodations for the whole semester (valued at 724,00won).
  • A scholarship ranging from 300,000 won to 600,000 won. The final amount depends on an assessment of your participation in the program.

For more details plus full terms and conditions refer to the Hallym University Housing Document [PDF 1.75MB] for 2020.

Global Society

Program typeFunding amount
Global Society

Free Membership

As a La Trobe University student, your membership has already been arranged with Global Society. Learn more about member benefits.

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships

Program typeFunding amount
Walter Mangold Language Scholarshipsup to $20,000

The Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are available to full-time students of modern languages, who are approved, or in the process of applying for a language exchange or study abroad semester overseas.

A Language Scholarship offers students amounts up to $20,000 toward travel and living expenses while they are enrolled in an approved, accredited language and cultural program for one or two semesters.

Interested candidates should consult the The Walter Mangold Trust Fund website and all enquiries should be via email.

Other funding

These are all in addition to any grants, scholarships or additional funding listed above.

OS-HELP Loan up to $8,295

Program typeFunding amount
Overseas study not in Asiaup to $6,913
Overseas study in Asiaup to $8,295
If you are doing Asian Language Study during your exchangeA supplementary amount of up to $1104

Domestic students can apply for the Australian Government interest-free OS-HELP Loan. The loan amount is added onto your HELP debt.

You can apply once you have been accepted into the La Trobe exchange program and your subjects have been preapproved for credit.

If you need to follow-up for the status or payment of your application, please submit an online query form with all your program information to ASK La Trobe, located in the library or via online query form. Please refer to the OS Help Loan page or the FAQs [PDF 100KB] for further information.

Please note:

  • To be eligible you must have completed 120 credit points and have at least 15 credit points of study remaining when you return. Be sure to check your eligibility.
  • La Trobe Abroad does not administer or review OS-Help Loan processes.
  • OS-HELP is only available for domestic Undergraduate Commonwealth Supported Students, and some Postgraduate coursework Commonwealth Supported students.
Program typeFunding amount
Government allowancesCurrent payments might continue whilst studying overseas

Domestic students who receive youth allowance or other government funding may continue to receive these benefits when overseas. If you are currently not receiving Centrelink, you may be eligible to apply to receive funds during your semester overseas. Please make enquiries with Centrelink directly.

You will be able to apply for the Centrelink Letter after you have received your letter of offer from your host university and you have completed a variation to change your La Trobe enrolment to exchange.

Please note: La Trobe Abroad or La Trobe University does not administer or review Centrelink processes.

Complimentary Travel Insurance

Program typeFunding amount
Travel InsuranceFree - covered by La Trobe’s insurance policy

All students (both domestic and international) are covered by La Trobe University’s insurance for the duration of your approved program and personal travel up to 10 days prior to or 10 days following the LTU approved activity.

You will need to purchase insurance if you are travelling for any additional personal travel.

The product disclosure statement [PDF 710KB] is available and once your program has been approved by La Trobe Abroad, to apply for an insurance certificate from the Insurance Office please complete an application form. This request will be automatically sent to the University’s Insurance Office and you will receive a Certificate within two weeks of your request.

For any questions please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 192KB] for Student Travel.

Please note: limited cover applies to students travelling to their country of residence see Travel to Country of Residence Policy [PDF 371 KB].

Working While Overseas

If you choose to work while you are away, it is important to investigate and understand that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

Short Program funding

Main grants offered:

Grant payments are usually received 1-3 weeks before the program begins, if the full Overseas Short Program (OSP) application documents are received on time.

Mobility Grant up to $1,500

The mobility grant amount received will depend on the type of Program you choose:

Program typeFunding amount
Short Term Programs – Academic-Led, Third Party Providers, Other$500
Short Term Programs directly with an Exchange Partner$1,000
SHE - approved clinical placements$1,000
Internships with listed providers$1,500
Postgraduate Research Overseas Activitycase-by-case basis
Eligibility
  • All students accepted in an OSP for credit towards their degree may be eligible for a Mobility Grant.
  • You must submit all your OSP application documents at least four weeks before the commencement of your overseas program.
How to apply
  • No application. This is automatic as part of your OSP application.
For payment
  • Payment will be arranged automatically after your OSP application has been approved by La Trobe Abroad.
  • It can take approximately 2-4 weeks from the time you receive the payment confirmation from La Trobe Abroad for the money to be processed and reach your bank account.
  • If your program requires you to pay up-front fees or deposits prior to your program commencement, it is important that you seek alternative funding to cover these costs in the meantime.
  • If you do not receive your money within the payment period, you can email us to follow-up for the status.

Terms and Conditions
  • Grants will not be paid if you have any outstanding documents for La Trobe Abroad or your application was not approved.
  • No grants will be considered if you submit your application after the commencement or completion of the program overseas.
  • Refer to the How to Apply Page for the full OSP application process.
  • Please refer to the Student Mobility Grant Policy in the La Trobe Policy Library for more information regarding your eligibility.

PG Research Students

Please add to your OSP Application:

  1. A one-page statement explaining how the overseas program will impact your research and list any other funding you are receiving.
  2. A letter of support from your Supervisor must also be included and they should sign your OSP form as well.
  3. Some form of evidence from the Graduate Research School (GRS) must be received by La Trobe Abroad indicating you have completed their travel process. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis for $500 mobility grants and will depend on available funding.

New Colombo Plan Grant up to $3,000

Program typeFunding amount
New Colombo Plan Mobility Grantup to $3,000

La Trobe Abroad receives funding from the Australian government for overseas short programs under the New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding scheme for select programs within the Indo-Pacific region.

Eligibility
  • Apply for an OSP that offers the NCP. This is commonly an Academic-Led program that will specify NCP funding.
  • Be an Australian citizen enrolled at La Trobe University.
  • Undertaking a Bachelor or Bachelor Honours degree program onshore at an Australian campus.
How to apply
  • Apply for an OSP that offers the NCP.  This is commonly an Academic-Led program that will specify NCP funding .
  • You may need to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form to the program leader of an Academic-Led program.
Terms and Conditions
  • Grant availability is conditional on the allocation of government funding.
  • Cannot be combined with an LTA Mobility Grant.

Aspire Grant and VC Scholarship

The below can be combined with any of the above grants, scholarships or additional funding.

Aspire Grant $500

Program typeFunding amount
Aspire Grant for internship with The Intern Group$500
Aspire Grant for Partner University Short Program$500

As an Aspire program member, one of the benefits is extra funding when you take part in an overseas study experience. Amounts vary depending on the type of experience and for an internship with The Intern Group or a Partner University Short Program, you will receive $500 in addition to other eligible funding!

Eligibility
  • Be a member of the Aspire Program.
How to apply
  • Specify at time of application.
For payment
  • Payment will be arranged automatically after your OSP application has been approved by LTA.
  • It can take approximately 2-4 weeks from the time you receive the payment confirmation from LTA for the money to be processed and reach your bank account.
  • If your program requires you to pay up-front fees or deposits prior to your program commencement, it is important that you seek alternative funding to cover these costs in the meantime.
  • If you do not receive your money within the payment period, you can email us to follow-up for the status.

Terms and Conditions
  • Can be combined with Short Term Programs directly with an Exchange Partner Grant and Internship Grant.
  • Program must be approved by La Trobe Abroad.
  • Grants will not be paid if you have any outstanding documents for LTA or your application was not approved.
  • No grants will be considered if you submit your application after the commencement or completion of the program overseas.
  • Refer to the How to Apply Page for the full OSP application process.
  • Please refer to the Student Mobility Grant Policy in the La Trobe Policy Library for more information regarding your eligibility.

VC Scholarship $1,500

Program typeFunding amount
VC Scholarship$1,500

As a VC Scholarship recipient, one of the benefits is extra funding when you take part in an overseas study experience. As part of your OSP, you will receive $1,500 in addition to other eligible funding!

Eligibility
  • Be a VC Scholarship recipient.
How to apply
  • Specify at time of application.
For payment
  • Payment will be arranged automatically after your OSP application has been approved by LTA.
  • It can take approximately 2-4 weeks from the time you receive the payment confirmation from LTA for the money to be processed and reach your bank account.
  • If your program requires you to pay up-front fees or deposits prior to your program commencement, it is important that you seek alternative funding to cover these costs in the meantime.
  • If you do not receive your money within the payment period, you can email us to follow-up for the status.

Terms and Conditions
  • Can be combined with all OSP Mobility Grants.
  • Program must be approved by La Trobe Abroad.
  • Grants will not be paid if you have any outstanding documents for LTA or your application was not approved.
  • No grants will be considered if you submit your application after the commencement or completion of the program overseas.
  • Refer to the How to Apply Page for the full OSP application process.
  • Please refer to the Student Mobility Grant Policy in the La Trobe Policy Library for more information regarding your eligibility.

Other funding

These are all in addition to any grant listed above.

OS-HELP Loan up to $8,295

Program typeFunding amount
Overseas study not in Asiaup to $6,913
Overseas study in Asiaup to $8,295

Domestic students can apply for the Australian Government interest-free OS-HELP Loan. The loan amount is added onto your HELP debt.

You can apply once you have been accepted into the La Trobe exchange program and your subjects have been approved for credit.

If you need to follow-up for the status or payment of your application, please submit an online query form with all your program information to ASK La Trobe, located in the library or via online query form. Please refer to the OS Help Loan page or the FAQs [PDF 100KB] for further information.

Please note:

  • To be eligible you must have completed 120 credit points and have at least 15 credit points of study remaining when you return. Be sure to check your eligibility.
  • La Trobe Abroad does not administer or review OS-Help Loan processes.
  • OS-HELP is only available for domestic Undergraduate Commonwealth Supported Students, and some Postgraduate coursework Commonwealth Supported students.
Program typeFunding amount
Government allowancesCurrent payments might continue whilst studying overseas

Domestic students who receive youth allowance or other government funding may continue to receive these benefits when overseas. If you are currently not receiving Centrelink, you may be eligible to apply to receive funds during your overseas program. Please make enquiries with Centrelink directly.

You will be able to apply for the Centrelink Letter after you have received your letter of offer from your host university and you have completed a variation to change your La Trobe enrolment to exchange.

Please note: La Trobe Abroad or La Trobe University does not administer or review Centrelink processes.

Complimentary Travel Insurance

Program typeFunding amount
Travel InsuranceFree - covered by La Trobe’s insurance policy

All students (both domestic and international) are covered by La Trobe University’s insurance for the duration of your approved program and personal travel up to 10 days prior to or 10 days following the LTU approved activity.

You will need to purchase insurance if you are travelling for any additional personal travel.

The product disclosure statement [PDF 710KB] is available and once your program has been approved by La Trobe Abroad, to apply for an insurance certificate from the Insurance Office please complete an application form. This request will be automatically sent to the University’s Insurance Office and you will receive a Certificate within two weeks of your request.

For any questions please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 192KB] for Student Travel.

Please note: limited cover applies to students travelling to their country of residence see Travel to Country of Residence Policy [PDF 371 KB].

Working While Overseas

If you choose to work while you are away, it is important to investigate and understand that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

Program Costs

Program costs

Studying abroad can look expensive but by the time you add together your funding options, you may not be out of pocket as much as you think, if at all!

It can help to create a budget of your expenses. Some costs to consider are:

  • Cost of living (see expatistan or numbeo)
  • Currency exchange rate
  • Airfares
  • Student visa (if required)
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Other living expenses including utilities
  • Additional travel during or after semester
  • Entertainment
  • Textbooks
  • Incidental expense
  • Any additional activities fees

To help with your budget try using the table below:

Available Funds

Amount AU$

Estimated Expenses

Amount AU$

Personal savings to date

 

Airfare

 

Expected savings now to departure

 

Visa/Passport

 

Parental/family support

 

Travel/ health insurance

 

Centrelink

 

Accommodation

 

OS Help Loan

 

Living costs (meals, transport etc.)

 

Grant/ Scholarship

 

Living costs (meals, transport etc.)

 

Other – please specify

 

Other – please specify

 

Total Funds Available

Total Estimated Expenses

All scholarships and grants are subject to change, subject to availability of La Trobe University and La Trobe Abroad funding and amounts are listed in Australian dollars unless otherwise specified. La Trobe University does not award mobility grants and scholarships to students retrospectively.