Department of Education Awards for overseas exchange students

If you are undertaking an overseas exchange activity, this award, funded by the Federal Department of Education, may provide financial assistance towards your mobility activity.

Value and duration

The award is up to $5000 in value.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • be an undergraduate higher education student
  • have submitted an exchange application
  • be applying for a full-time, on-campus load at the host institution i.e. 36 or 48 credit points.

You may receive an OS-HELP at the same time as a Department of Education Award.

How to apply

Global Mobility awards these scholarships based on students’ exchange application, academic merit and the availability of funds. There is no application form for these awards.

Open date

There is no opening date.

Close date

There is no closing date.

Further info

The Federal Department of Education provides a limited number of scholarships to all higher education institutions each year for students going overseas on exchange.

Global Mobility is responsible for bidding for this funding from the Federal Department of Education. Students cannot apply directly to the Department for these scholarships.

All students going on Exchange are automatically considered for a Federal Department of Education Award. Students who have applied for RMIT Student Mobility Grant and also selected for a Department of Education Award, would be awarded the Department of Education Award as it is a higher value.


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