The Australian Government encourages Australian students to immerse themselves into social and academic cultures of other countries and provides opportunities for international students to study in and experience Australia. The Government also seeks to support Australian higher education providers in further developing and diversifying their linkages with partner institutions overseas.
Applications for the AsiaBound Grants Program 2014 Round closed on 20 May 2013.
AsiaBound provides $2000 or $5000 grants for around 3600 Australian students each year to participate in a study experience in Asia. Students are able to undertake short-term mobility for a variety of experiences including practicums, clinical placements, research trips or volunteer projects for up to 6 months. Students are also able to undertake semester based experiences for one or two semesters. In addition to study grants, AsiaBound offers grants of $1000 for preparatory Asian language study that can be undertaken prior to or concurrently with an approved mobility project.
More information about AsiaBound can be found at AEI Online.
Under the International Student Exchange Program, Australian higher education institutions receive funding to subsidise the cost of establishing and monitoring eligible student exchanges with registered higher education institutions in certain countries. The key features of the student exchange arrangements that underlie the International Student Exchange Program are tuition fee waiver and credit transfer. This Program incorporates the Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program (ECKSEP).
The Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program provides funding to eligible higher education institutions in Australia to subsidise the costs to students and staff participating in outbound short-term mobility experiences of up to six months.
The VET Outbound Mobility Program provides funding to eligible Australian RTOs to subsidise the costs to students and staff participating in outbound short-term mobility experiences of up to six months.
Australia-European Union Education Cooperation
Since 2003 Australia and the EU have jointly funded seven rounds of bilateral student mobility projects. Over 1400 Australian and European students will have studied overseas in either the EU or Australia as part of these projects.
If you have any questions about the programs, please contact us.