If you are from overseas and want financial help to study in Australia

You might be able to get help to cover your university or higher education tuition fees.

Tuition fees are what your education provider charges you for your course.

This type of loan can’t be used for other costs like accommodation, laptops or text books.

This is part of the HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP loan schemes.

If you are an international student

International students can’t get a government loan to cover their tuition fees.

If you are a permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen

You can get a place at a university or in higher education where the government pays part of your tuition fees. This is called a Commonwealth supported place.

You can’t get a loan to cover your tuition fees. You will have to pay the rest of your fees upfront.

New Zealand citizens with a Special Category visa

If you are a New Zealand citizen with a Special Category visa you might be able to get a loan to cover your tuition fees.

You will need to meet conditions including long-term residency requirements. Read more about HELP loan eligibility for Special Category visa holders.

If you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder

You can get a loan to cover the your tuition fees.

You can get a study place where the government pays part of your tuition fees. This is called a Commonwealth supported place.

You can choose to pay the rest of your tuition fees up front or get a loan from the government.

You will need to meet conditions. Read more about HECS-HELP and residency requirements.

If you need to do a bridging course to work in Australia

A bridging course can help you use your overseas qualification to work in Australia.

If you need to do a bridging course, you can get a loan to cover your tuition fees.

You will need to meet conditions. Read more about HELP loan eligibility for bridging courses.

How to apply

To apply for financial help including HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loans contact your education provider.

Study in Australia

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Updated 25 June 2018


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