Study abroad and exchange programs

What is study abroad and exchange?

The University's 'study abroad and exchange' programs provide opportunities for students already enrolled in a university overseas to add to the breadth of their educational experience by coming to FedUni to continue their studies and to count the studies towards their home degree.

Qualified study abroad and exchange students from the University's official exchange institutions, are welcome to enrol in either one or two semester programs in a wide range of academic areas.

Study abroad

The Study Abroad program at Federation University Australia allows you to experience the adventure and the benefits of student life and travel in Australia along with the opportunity to continue your academic program while being immersed in Australian culture, enrolled in classes with Australian students and undertaking fieldwork and related experiences.

The program is available for students from most universities around the world.


Federation University Australia has Exchange agreements (pdf, 127KB) with a number of overseas universities. These agreements allow students to study at the exchange institution for one or sometimes two semesters, and provide an opportunity for students from overseas to continue their studies while experiencing the adventure and benefits of student life and travel in Australia.


OS-HELP is a loan program that can provide financial assistance to eligible Commonwealth-supported students wishing to undertake part of their study overseas. Eligible students may borrow up to AUD$7,500.00 (2015) per study period for one or two study periods of overseas study.

Please refer to the OS-HELP Student Eligibility Requirements (pdf, 208kb) for additional information.

The total funds available by the Department of Education for OS-HELP loans are limited each year, so loans may not be available to all students who apply.

If there are insufficient loans for all eligible applicants, FedUni will select the students to receive loans by applying one or more of the following criteria:

  • Loans may be awarded to students with the highest GPA;
  • Loans may be declined to students who are receiving scholarships, grants or other forms of financial assistance towards their overseas study;
  • Preference may be granted to students who have not previously received an OS-HELP loan;
  • Preference may be given to students who have previously applied and been assessed as eligible, but could not be granted loans because insufficient funds were available.

Applications for 2015 have now closed. The deadlines for 2015 Applications close on the following dates:

27th February 2015

19th June 2015

25th September 2015

PLEASE NOTE: The 2015 allocation of Non-Asian country OS-HELP loans for FedUni has currently been exhausted. We will be applying for additional 2015 loans later in the year. If you would like your application to be considered for a loan in the event we are granted additional loans, please ensure you submit your application to no later than the 25th of September.

Apply for an OS-HELP loan! (pdf, 79kb) 

For further information regarding Study Abroad, Exchange and OS-HELP loans, please contact