Value and duration
The maximum value of the OS HELP loan in 2017 is AU$6,567 for non Asian destinations, AU$7,880 for destinations in Asia and AU$1,050 for the Asian language supplement.
To be eligible for this loan, you must:
OS-HELP definitions of full-time study whilst overseas
To meet this eligibility criteria a full-time load is calculated by a formula that takes account of both the credit points and the length of time of the overseas study. Travel dates to and from the study program are not included in the calculation. In general, the following are regarded as full time study loads for OS-HELP:
Study in Asia – Asian Language Supplement
A supplementary OS-HELP loan amount of up to AU$1,035 is available to assist with the cost of language study undertaken in preparation for overseas mobility activity in Asia. This study must be relevant to the mobility activity, not part of a student’s current RMIT award and taken at an appropriate level. The study can be taken at any institution, domestic or abroad and must be taken prior to the mobility activity. (Note: a supplementary loan amount is added to an OS-HELP loan for overseas study, and does not count towards the lifetime maximum of two OS-HELP loans).
Evidence such as receipts, enrolment records, or results must be supplied with your application.