Scholarships, Loans and Grants

Funding your CQUGlobal Outbound program is an important part of the decision making process as programs can become quite expensive. However, there is an excellent range of funding opportunities available to you, to help make your overseas studies a reality.

New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships

Prestigious, fully funded Australian Government Scholarships valued up to $70,000 for 2021 study and internships now open for CQU student nominations.

125 Full Scholarships awarded per year Australia wide

*Up to 10 CQU students may be nominated by CQU/year to study and intern in the Indo-Pacific for up to 19 months, fully funded
*Study at top Universities
*Intern with host organisations including NGO’s, government agencies, social enterprises and large corporations

Eligibility Criteria
*Australian citizens
*Current enrolled Students at CQUniversity (must be enrolled at an on-shore campus)
*Not a citizen or Permanent Resident of the Host location of the mobility project
*Undertaking a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree or concurrent Diploma
*GPA 5.0 and above – Students in their first term are also welcome to apply
*Aged between 18 and 28 on 1st January 2021 (30 for Indigenous Students)
*Scholars must receive academic credit from CQU for their Host University studies, minimum 18 credit points per term

How to Apply for a NCP Scholarship Nomination with CQUGlobal before 30 June 2020:
*Complete the NCP Scholarship Nomination Application Form
*Address the selection criteria
*Academic References from a CQUniversity lecturer / Head of Course
*CQUniversity Study Plan with space for 1 or 2 terms of University studies (18CP/term) in 2021 (Internships do not have to attract course credit)

If selected for a Nomination, successful candidates will be contacted directly and invited to provide additional details by CQUGlobal.

To apply or to request further information please visit:
NCP website

Get in touch with CQUGLOBAL  
07 4930 9761

Semester Exchange Scholarships

FHWien University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication - Vienna

Ernst Mach Scholarship – to study at Austrian universities of applied sciences.
Amount: 1,050 EUR/month for semester exchange only (max 10 months)
Application Deadline: 1st March for the following academic year
Eligibility criteria:
*Age Limit: Max 35
*Bachelors or Masters level. Bachelors students must have completed 4 semesters by time of taking up grant (so apply in 2nd year for 3rd year exchange)
*Must be proficient in Language of instruction (at FHWien this is German or English)
*Scholarship holders are not permitted to do PAID work in Austria
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Johannes Kepler University - Linz 
2 x $3,000 (approximate value – students receive a 550 Euro per month stipend)

MEXT Scholarship from Japanese Government for Japanese Studies Programs:
Application Deadline: 20th March
Japan Scholarships

Government scholarships 
3 x $5,000 semester exchange grants

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies – Nagoya
Monthly stipend of JPY 60,000 for semester exchange students

University of Seoul

$7,000 ISEP NCP exchange program

Endicott College
Housing Scholarship

School of Business, FNHW University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern Switzerland - Basel

Allowance of max. CHF 2,200
Apply once your exchange application has been approved by FNHW.

ISEP Scholarships

Who is eligible for a semester scholarship?

  • Students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Undertaking either a bachelor or masters level degree.
  • Must meet all the relevant criteria for undertaking an exchange.

For more information, visit our Exchange Programs.

Short-term Program Scholarships

School of Business, FNHW University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern Switzerland - Basel

BSwiss International Business Summer School
Dates: 2-14 August 2020
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020
Tuition fee waiver for up to 3 Students per year (part of the Exchange program)

School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences - Jyväskylä

Summer School - Leadership, Communication & Tourism
Dates: 29 May – 19 June 2020
Application Deadline: 20 April 2020
Tuition fee waiver for up to 3 Students per year (part of the Exchange program)

INSEEC School of Business & Economics - Paris

Paris Summer School:
*International Project Management
*French Luxury Marketing and Management
*Marketing for the 21st Century
Dates: 2-30 July 2020
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020
Tuition fee waiver for up to 3 Students per year (part of the Exchange program)

Hessen: Queensland Exchange (Frankfurt region)

International Summer Universities – see below
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020
Program fee waiver for a limited no. of QLD Students per year (part of the Exchange program) – ONLY FLIGHTS TO PAY

University of Kassel
Dates: June 20 – July 18 2020
1.Engineering: Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change, Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energies, Wind Energy, Project Management, Production Management: Digital Factory Planning
2.Culture: German History and Politics, The Brothers Grimm in Kassel – German Fairy Tales, Intercultural Communication, Documenta – Kassel and the Arts

Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Dates: July 4 – August 1 2020
1.Culture: Was ist Deutschland? German History, Art and Literature in a European Context (taught in German)
2.Social Work: Music Therapy
3.Business: International Management in an intercultural environment
4.Culture and Society Module: Intercultural Communication and Migration

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Dates: July 12 – August 8th 2020
1.In Transition to a Pure Green Energy Economy: combines technical and business perspectives and deals with the prospects of an energy system and a whole economy relying solely on renewable energy.
2.Computer Science: 5G Mobile Communications Systems

TU Darmstadt
Dates: 5 July - 1 August 2020
1.German Engineering: Automotive Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronic and Production Technology.

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Dates: various dates between 21 June and 1 August 2020
1.Architecture Urban Design: Experiment in urban design and architectural usability in city centres
2.European Studies: Intercultural Communication, History of the European Integration, European Central Banking, European Economic and Social Policy, European Law)
3.European Banking: Intercultural Awareness, Non-Financial Risk Management in Banks, European and German Central Banking, International Finance)
4.Healthy Cities for Happy Citizens: Explore how happiness can be used as a criterion for designing healthy cities
5.International Business

University of Giessen
Dates: July 18 – August 15 2020
1.Economics in Health care: Linking Health Economics, Innovation and Market Access
2.Medical Innovation: Linking Global Health Challenges, Entrepreneurship and business practice
3.Digitalization and MedTech in Health care: Linking Digital Solutions and Data Privacy
4.Law: Linking Intellectual Property Rights, Regulation of the Health Sector, Human Rights and Ethic Concern

University of Marburg
Dates: July 18 – August 15 2020
1.Germany and Europe in a Turbulent World: History, Politics, Society, and Culture. Topics include German and European History, Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Cultural Studies, German Studies, European Integration, Peace and Conflict Studies.

Hessen: Queensland Exchange (Frankfurt region)
International Winter Universities: German Language & academic courses
Dates: Dec 2020/Jan 2021 (3 weeks)
Application Deadline: October 2020 tbc
Program fee waiver for up to limited no. of QLD Students per year (part of the Exchange program) –

University of Kassel
*Environmental Engineering Module – Renewable Energy Sources
*German Cultural Studies Module: Reflections on German History, Literature & Art

Hochschule Fulda
*Culture & Society
*Arts & Society
*Culture & Politics

Hochschule Darmstadt
oBusiness Module: International Marketing and Sales
oSocial Sciences Module: Design of Healthy Cities - Mobility of the Future.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences - Eindhoven

Summer School: 17-28 August 2020 (2 weeks)
Tuition fee waiver for up to 2 Students per year (part of the Exchange program)
Application Deadline: 15 May

University of Roehampton - London

International Summer School & January term – various courses
*Session 1: 11 June – 4 July (3 weeks)
*Session 2: 2 July – 25 July (3 weeks)
*J-term: Jan 2021 tbc
Tuition fee discount GBP300

Korean Aerospace University - Goyang

International Summer Program
Dates: 29 June – 19 July 2020 (3 weeks)
Application Deadline: 3 June
Tuition fee waiver for 2 Students (part of the Exchange program)

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies – Seoul
International Summer Session – various academic & Korean culture courses
Dates: 16 Jul – 14 August 2020 (4 weeks)
Application Deadline: 30 April
Tuition fee waiver for 2 Students (part of the exchange program)

Hanyang University- Seoul
International Summer and Winter School Programs
ISEP NCP $3,000 grant

Kanagawa University – Yokahama

Japanese Language & Culture Summer Program
Dates: 19 June – 24 July 2020 (5 weeks)
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020
50% Tuition fee discount for 2 Students

Kanagawa University – Yokahama
Japanese Language & Culture Winter Program
Dates: 8 Jan – 12 Feb 2021 (5 weeks)
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
50% Tuition fee discount for 2 Students

Osaka Gakuin University - Osaka
Japanese Language & Culture Summer Program
Dates: 5-20 July 2020
Application Deadline: 30 April
Tuition fee discount of JPN 40,000

Osaka Gakuin University - Osaka
Japanese Language & Culture Summer Program
Dates: 16 Jan – 3 Feb 2021
Application Deadline: 30 October
Tuition fee discount of JPN 40,000

CISaustralia – Europe, Americas
Scholarships available

For more information, please contact the CQUGlobal Team 07 4930 9671

Since January 2014, the Australian Government announced the New Colombo Plan (NCP), which offers scholarships and grants to encourage one term university exchanges and short-term experiences to the Indo Pacific region. The NCP has two main components:

  • New Colombo Plan Mobility Program – to encourage one term and short-term study experiences.
  • New Colombo Plan Scholarships Program  – a prestigious program, with only 200 students selected nationally, to encourage longer study and work-related experiences of up to 17 months. Awards may be up to AUD $70,000.

A Student participating in a Mobility Program must:

  • 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;
  • be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian University throughout the duration of the Mobility Project;
  • be undertaking a Bachelor Degree (Level 7) or Bachelor Honours Degree (Level 8), as defined by the Australian Qualifications Framework at the commencement of their Mobility Project;
  • be between 18 and 28 years of age at the commencement of their Mobility Project (some exceptions apply)
  • not have already commenced a period of overseas study in the same Host Location as the Mobility Project; and
  • not receive more than one short-term and one Semester grant (with or without an internship) during their Australian course of study.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity and find out more about the scholarships and grants on offer through the New Colombo Plan. Each year CQU will announce the available short term programs that are available for funding. For more information on this program see our Short-Term Outbound Exchange page.

A few of our partners offer CQUniversity students scholarships. Please have a look at the websites of institutions you are interested in to find out more.

OS-HELP is a Commonwealth Government-funded loan scheme that assists eligible students to undertake some of their Australian course of study overseas. Students may receive one loan per six-month study period for one or two overseas study periods. Most Australian students wanting to take part in CQUGlobal Outbound programs that will receive credit recognition by CQUniversity are eligible to apply for an OS-Help loan.

Students studying can receive up to:

  • $8,295 for study undertaken in Asia
  • $6,913 for study undertaken elsewhere
  • $1,104 supplementary amount for preparatory Asian language study

Further information can be found on the Study Assist website or you can contact your CQUGlobal adviser at

Information on applying for OS-Help loan is available here.

Full-time students who are going on an exchange may be eligible for Centrelink payments. Your CQUGlobal adviser can give you a letter that verifies your planned exchange term. You will need to take this letter to your local Centrelink office to have your eligibility assessed. Find your local Centrelink office (opens an external site).