2. Get a $25,000 head start in your engineering career when you make UWA your first preference.
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Funding your trip
Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate a semester of exchange costs about AUD$15,000. When you study overseas, you’ll pay for your:
- accommodation and daily living expenses
- travel expenses
- passport and visa costs
- any other incidental costs
InsuranceOur Corporate Travel Insurance Policy covers all UWA students who are approved for overseas study prior to departing for their program.
For students going on exchange, this policy may not be accepted by some overseas exchange partners and you may need to take out additional health cover at your host institution.
Also be sure to arrange additional travel and health insurance for travel occurring outside your formal exchange study period.
LOANS GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPsHeading overseas doesn’t need to break the bank. You could be eligible for a loan, grant or scholarship to help you get there. Just one example is the UWA Overseas Study Grant, which is available every year and can fund more than 600 students.
This grant can be applied for if you’re undertaking overseas study, practicum, internships or research that counts towards your current UWA course requirements.
OS-HELP loans are available to Commonwealth-supported students who want to undertake faculty-approved study overseas.
If you’re currently receiving Centrelink subsidies, you may continue to receive these while on exchange. After you’ve been accepted into your exchange university, you can request a letter to notify Centrelink of your exchange.
WORKING WHILE AWAYYou may have limited opportunities for casual work during your time overseas, so don’t rely on this to support yourself. Your student visa may also not allow you to undertake any work.