Early Bird Applicants automatically receive a substantial discount on the normal program fee:
To obtain the discount your application and $500 deposit must be received by the relevant deadline shown and you must authorise us to deduct the balance of the program fee from your nominated credit card in 6 regular installments commencing at the time the student is formally accepted on to the program. If a student withdraws from the program prior to departure our normal cancellation policy applies.
Thirteen partial scholarships are available each year, for year and semester applicants only. Short program applicants are not eligible for a scholarship.
All scholarships are valued at either A$2,500 (semester program) or A$3,500 (year program) each.
In addition to your completed application form, applicants must write a 1000 word essay entitled “Why Learn French?” (or German, or Japanese, or Italian, or Spanish, for example). The application and essay must also be accompanied by a language teacher’s recommendation form, which may be downloaded from here and students must do a language interview over the phone.
These Scholarships are named for Rawdon Dalrymple AO, one of Australia’s leading post war diplomats.
In addition to your completed application form, applicants must write a 1000 word essay.
If you’re in year 9 or 10, the essay is to take the form of a letter starting with “Dear Prime Minister…” and must address a matter of international importance such as the environment or human rights, for example. If you’re in year 11 or 12 the essay is to address a topic of international importance such as global warming or Australia’s trading relationships, for example.
These scholarships are open to students who are actively involved in their local community and have a desire to help build the community and make a difference to the people who live around them.
Students may be taking part in community life by being a member of a group, such as girl guides or scouts, they may donate or volunteer to help out a local charity, church or community centre. Or they may just take part in meetings and activities. There are hundreds of thousands of community groups that make Australia and New Zealand such an exciting and diverse place to live.
In addition to your completed application form, applicants must write a 1000 word essay entitled “My contribution to my local community and how I am making a difference to the people around me”. The application and essay must also be accompanied by a Community Reference and school recommendation form, which can be found in the Volunteer and Community Involvement Scholarship Information Pack on the Downloads page.
These scholarships are named for Fay Wilmerding who helped establish the student exchange industry in Australia during a career spanning more than 30 years.
Two partial scholarships are available to eligible Indigenous students from Australia and New Zealand.
Click here to read an essay from one of our Indigenous Scholarship winners.
Applicants must accompany their completed application form with their Indigenous scholarship entry.
Click here for our Indigenous Scholarship Information Pack.
Digital Video Scholarships
Applicants must accompany their completed application form with a video (maximum 3 minutes and 50MB) that tells ‘My story and why I want to go on exchange”.
Your entry does not need to be a highly polished video but you should try to use the medium creatively to convey who you are and why an exchange is important to your personal development and future plans. There are a number of smart phone apps (for example, givit) that can be used to edit your video or you can use computer based editing software. You can also find useful advice online about filming and video.
IMPORTANT: If you are including music, images or videos owned or created by another person as part of your video, you will need to obtain written permission from the owner or purchase a license from an online stock library, to include these item/s as part of your video.
If you would like to include music in your video, you can select a track from Audio Network. Once you have picked the track/s you would like to incorporate into your Digital Video Scholarship entry, please email us with the details. We will then purchase the licence and email the track/s to you.
Entries will be judged on their creative use of the media, storytelling skills and content.
Accepted file formats include SWF, MPG, MPEG, AVI, WMV, WAV & MOV.
Get creative and use your imagination to produce a video to make your dreams a reality.
Written and Digital Video Scholarship Notes:
Successful scholarship applicants receive a substantial discount on the normal program fee. Unsuccessful scholarship applicants automatically receive the applicable Early Bird Discount if they choose to continue on a fee paying basis.
Scholarship applications must be received by the relevant deadline shown and must authorise us to deduct the balance of the program fee from your nominated credit card in 6 regular installments commencing at the time the student is formally accepted on to the program. If an unsuccessful Scholarship applicant chooses not to continue on a fee paying basis their deposit is refunded in full. If a student withdraws from the program prior to departure our normal cancellation policy applies.
If you are (or have been) a participant on one of outbound exchange programs you may be eligible to receive a $500 discount or rebate. If your family hosts one of our inbound exchange students for 5 or 10 months before or during the same year(s) as your outbound exchange program, then you may qualify for a $500 discount or rebate of your program fee. If you have already returned home and decide to host you will be rebated $500 of the program fees you already paid.
Please note this discount or rebate:
To be eligible your family must meet the normal eligibility criteria including relevant Working With Children checks.
Our students arrive in January and June – July each year. Our new arrivals will live with a host family for 5 or 10 months and attend a local school. Click here to view their profiles.
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd places the safety and wellbeing of our exchange students as its highest priority. We maintain and continually improve a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of the International Standard ISO 9001:2008. Read more
Click here to read an essay from one of our 2011 Indigenous Scholarship winners.
There are a number of fantastic scholarships available each year which could save you thousands of dollars!