OS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme designed to assist eligible undergraduate students to undertake some of their university studies overseas.
UOW students may apply for an OS-HELP loan of more than $5,000 per session of overseas study (max. two sessions) to use towards airfare, accommodation and other travel/study expenses.
The OS-HELP loan is repaid with your accumulated HELP debt (including HECS) through the Australian taxation system after graduation from UOW. From January 1, 2010 OS-Help loans will no longer incur a 20% loan fee! Students are encouraged to obtain an OS-HELP application form from the UOW Study Abroad Office to submit with their application to the Exchange Program. You do not need a guarantor to receive an OS-HELP loan.
Visit www.goingtouni.gov.au for further information and full eligibility criteria.
Download an Application form here.
To view the UOW OS-Help Procedures, please click here.
For further information about the UOW OS-HELP policy, contact the UOW Study Abroad office.
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APPLICATIONS FOR EXCHANGE IN Autumn 2014 NOW OPEN
Asia, Dubai, USA*, Canada**, Brazil - 7th June 2013
Europe, UK*, Mexico - 9th August 2013
*Limited places at the University of California and all UK universities
**Alberta, UBC, Concordia, McMaster, Victoria and Toronto have 1 deadline per year. Students wishing to study in either Spring 2014 or Autumn 2015 must apply by the Spring 2014 deadline.
NOTE: ALL applicants must submit 3 preference universities