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Scholarships and Loans

There are many resources available to students to search for scholarships, and there are also many services that charge students for either access to their scholarship database or to conduct a scholarship search on students behalf.

If you have time, and the resources available to you, then most of the scholarship searches can all be found online for free. is one that offers a free scholarship search and there are many more out there. Take your time, do your homework and you will be able to find all the information you need.

Scholarship Scams

Scholarship scams are all over the place, and as an international student you are a prime target for people to scam you out of money. The general rule of thumb when it comes to scholarship scams are:

  1. If you must pay money to get money, it might be a scam.
  2. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  3. Spend the time, not the money.
  4. Nobody can guarantee that you'll win a scholarship.
  5. Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge application fees.
  6. If you're suspicious of an offer, it's usually with good reasons

Am I eligible for a Scholarship?

Eligibility depends on the scholarship. There is no general rule of thumb on whether you are eligible for a scholarship. All scholarships vary in their eligibility requirements, some ask for a certain TOEFL score, some ask that you are from a certain country, some ask for you to have a certain GPA. You will need to do your own research to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.

How do I apply for a Scholarship?

As with eligibility, there is not set rule on how to apply for scholarships. Some ask for a specially written piece of work, some ask for you to be pursuing a certain field and some just require you to complete an application form. If you find a scholarship that you think you may be eligible for, contact the award administrator of that award. All the scholarships found in the Scholarship search contains contact details of the award administrator.

Don't forget to visit the Scholarship Search

International Student Loans

Foreign Enrolled Loans are available to US students who wish to enroll directly in an Australian university on a degree program. If you are attending one of the following schools, you are eligible for this loan:

017929 Australian International Hotel School - Cornell
010588 Australian National University
052001 Avondale College
003095 Bond University
040094 Brisbane Institute of TAFE
030975 Central Queensland University
031374 Charles Sturt University
025918 Curtin University of Technology
030969 Deakin University
011091 Flinders University of South Australia
031048 Griffith University
012206 James Cook Univ.
030961 La Trobe University
010681 MacQuarie University
010914 Monash University
025796 Murdoch University
030950 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
008505 University of Melbourne
008670 University of New South Wales
026232 University of Newcastle
010692 University of Queensland
030672 University of Sydney
031503 University of Tasmania
031501 University of Technology, Sydney
011094 University of Western Australia
030971 University of Western Sydney - Nepean
030914 University of Wollongong

Study Abroad Loans are available to US students studying abroad at any school in Australia, as long as the home school in the US provides credit for the study abroad program.

To learn more about this loan program please visit the International Student Loan center.

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