Financial assistance

There are a number of options available to eligible students to assist with the payment of the Go Global Health Science program.

Scholarships

Various scholarships might be available to students participating in the Go Global Health Science program. Visit the Curtin Scholarships website and type ‘Go Global Health Science’ in the keyword box for more information.

Go Global Health Science staff funded scholarships 

Go Global Health Science staff funded scholarship are available to assist students who demonstrate high academic merit to participate in Go Global Health Science placement. The scholarship is funded by generous staff through Give to Change Curtin’s staff giving program. However, availability of this scholarship will be announced at a later stage.

New Colombo Plan

Go Global Health Science has a number of New Colombo Plan grants valued at $3,000 per student. Students applying must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Students cannot receive a Student Grant to undertake a mobility project in a Host Location in which they have dual citizenship or residency rights or they have previously been a citizen of permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in an on-shore campus throughout the duration of the Mobility Project
  • Be undertaking Bachelors of Honours Degree.

OS-HELP

OS-HELP is a financial assistance initiative introduced by the Commonwealth to assist eligible students with a range of expenses for the purpose of overseas study.

OS-HELP allows eligible students to access a loan to help with the cost of studies undertaken overseas (travel, living expenses or tuition fees), as part of their Australian degree.

For more information regarding OS-HELP and how to obtain further details please visit the Curtin Scholarships website.

Fundraising

Go Global provides students with a set of Fundraising Guidelines upon booking. In the past many students have managed to gather a large part of their placement fees through fundraising and most have said that the time and effort was definitely worthwhile. Please do not hesitate to contact the Go Global Office to gain some useful tips on how to raise the money to fund your incredible journey ahead and raise funds for your Go Global project.

Centrelink

Centrelink will generally stop payments when people have left the country. Students who are enrolled full time and are undertaking their Go Global placement For Credit will generally continue receiving their Centrelink payments subject to a Letter to Confirm Enrolment being provided to Centrelink.

The Go Global team will provide students with all the necessary information and deadlines to ensure this is done prior to departure.

Students who are travelling Not for Credit are not eligible for this service and we recommend you contact a Centrelink Office if you have any questions.