Loans and Scholarships

SCU Loans and scholarships, international students, Byron lighthouse

Loans and scholarships are available to assist Australian students wanting a global study experience. Students are also encouraged to search other resources to find scholarship opportunities.

SCU International administers the following scholarships. Please enquire to for conditions and availability.

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grants

Southern Cross Global has six (6) NCP grants for SCU students to embark on a semester to a year-long exchange at one of our exchange partners in South Korea. Each grant is valued at 8,334 AUD. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed. 

If you are enrolling in a Business, Arts and Design or Contemporary Music degrees, and are interested in studying in South Korea. This grant is for you. Click here to find out more information about the New Colombo Plan Mobility grants or contact us at


Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Grants $4360

The Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program supports Australian universities to offer short term mobility opportunities for outgoing Australian students to Asia and incoming Asian students.

This year SCU has successfully secured 6 grants, each valued at $4360 to assist students in undertaking a two terms exchange  at one of our esteemed partner institutions in Asia, with exciting destinations including South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand. If you are keen to embark on this transformative journey,  applications for outbound exchange open in February. For further details and to kickstart your adventure in 2024, feel free to reach out to us at

About exchange programs
picture of Venice

Erasmus+ Scholarship for outbound exchange at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

SCU has been offered two incredible Erasmus+ scholarships, which come with a monthly allowance of 850 euros for our business students to study at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for up to 5 months in 2024. Students will also receive the standard Erasmus+ contribution of 1500 euros to cover the cost of their return flights.

This will be an incredible chance to expand your horizons and soak up the Venetian culture. 

If making 2024 unforgettable with academic and cultural experiences in Venice appeals to you, don’t wait! Reach out to and our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

circle of city

Opportunity to receive a $10,000HKD scholarship for City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hongkong is offering an exclusive scholarship of 10,000HKD to student set to exchange at CityU during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Hong Kong, renowned for its multicultural and outward looking society, is an ideal destination for Australian students seeking transformative experience. This scholarship is not just a financial boost, but also a gateway to immerse yourself in a vibrant culture and connect with people from all over the world. 

If you are ready to embark on this incredible journey and make 2024 a year to remember, you don't want to miss this opportunity. Contact today for more details and take the first step toward an unforgettable experience. 


OS-HELP is a loan to assist eligible students in undertaking some of their studies overseas. In 2024, students may receive up to $7,921 (non-Asian destinations) or $9,504 (Asian destinations) per six-month study period to assist with a range of expenses such as airfares and accommodation. An additional $1,263 is also available if you are undertaking Asian language study in preparation for study in Asia. Students can apply for up to two loans over two overseas study periods.

Who is eligible for an OS-HELP loan?

You can apply for OS-HELP in the six-month period before the start of your overseas study. 

You are eligible to apply if you are a Commonwealth supported student participating in a program where study is for academic credit or is otherwise a mandatory component of your current degree at SCU. This includes:

  • An approved exchange or short-term program 
  • An approved overseas professional placement

You also need to meet all of the criteria below:

  • You are an Australian citizen, permanent humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia at the time of applying.
  • Have not received an OS HELP loan on more than one other occasion
  • You are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student and have completed one EFTSL of study (96 SCU credits) towards your current degree.
  • You will be undertaking full time study load overseas that will count towards your current degree.
  • You will have at least one unit (12 SCU credits) of your degree left to complete once you have finished your overseas study.
  • You have a valid tax file number (TFN) at the time of applying
  • You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

OS HELP loan eligibility criteria and legislation are subject to change. please visit Study Assist website for full details.

How to apply for an OS-HELP loan

The OS-HELP loan application is submitted through MyEnrolment, Commonwealth Assistance tab. 

For more information on OS-HELP visit: OS-HELP loan website or contact SCU International by emailing

Click here for OS HELP loan application guide