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, 124KB) 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.

Application deadlines

Incoming students

For overseas students wishing to do exchange at FedUni, the cutoff date for Semester 2, 2016 will be 01 May 2016. Please contact your home institution for information on how to submit an application.

Outgoing students

For current FedUni students who wish to go on exchange with one of our overseas exchange partners, application deadlines will vary depending on which institution you're applying to. For detailed information, please contact us:

Emma Pritchard
International Admissions
Building D | Mt Helen campus
Telephone: +61 3 5327 6661


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 (2016) 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 2016 are now open! The deadlines for 2016 applications are the following dates:

  • 4 March 2016 - Now Closed
  • 24 June 2016 - Now Closed
  • 23 September 2016

Please find the application form for OS-HELP loans at the following link.

2016 OS-HELP Loan Application Form (pdf, 78kb)

For further information regarding studying abroad, exchange and OS-HELP loans, please contact