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Financial Help to Study in Indonesia
There are several ways of obtaining financial help or scholarships while studying abroad on the ACICIS program.
Federal Government Study Overseas website
The first place to start looking is the Federal government's Study Overseas website.
The best place to start looking for information on an OS-HELP loan is on another federal government site - this time the DIISRTE site. To qualify for OS-HELP you must meet certain criteria and then be selected by your home university. In 2013 the maximun OS-HELP loan is $6,051 for a six-month study period, and it can be used to for expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses.Students may receive one loan per six-month study period and can access a total of two OS-HELP loans over their lifetime. Students who go on a Short-term Study program may also be eligible for the OS-HELP loans.
Only Australian higher education providers are eligible to apply for funding for international student exchange programs under the Endeavour Scholarships program. Students (Australian and international) wishing to apply for student subsidies available under these international student exchange programmes should contact the International Office of their institution.
Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships - For the last few years the Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship (ELTF) for Indonesian language teachers has been held for 3 weeks each January in Darwin. From 2011 this program has been held in Indonesia. Each year the program accepts approx 8 pre-service teacher students and approx 16 working Indonesian language teachers. DEEWR pays most of the costs for participants.
There is a program called the Endeavour Student Exchange Program for Australian undergraduates to study in Asian countries, including Indonesia. Eligible student exchanges include provision for tuition fee waiver and credit transfer. Australian higher education institutions receive A$5,000 (excluding GST) per exchange student to subsidise the cost of that student’s participation in an eligible student exchange. Staff visits subsidies of A$1,500 (excluding GST) per staff visit are also available. The home university must apply to DIISRTE for these grants. See the Program Guidelines for details.
The Prime Minister's Australia Asia Scholarship. This Australian Government offers 20 undergraduate scholarships per year to study for one or two semesters in Asia, including Indonesia. Scholarships are valued at up to $53,500 each for undergraduates and $63,500 each for postgraduates. Candidates must be nominated by an eligible higher education provider in Australia. Information regarding the application process for the 2015 round will be available in April 2014.
The Walter Mangold Trust
The Walter Mangold Trust 2014 Study Abroad Scholarships are available to full-time Indonesian language Victorian students (who will achieve second-year undergraduate standard or higher before departure) and who intend to study abroad in Indonesia in 2014. The grants are worth between $5,000 and $20,000. For more information about these scholarships, please see this webpage. Application Forms can be downloaded here. Applications close on Friday 26 July 2013.
The Hamer Scholarships Program
The Victorian Government is offering up to 50 AUD$10,000 scholarships to Victorian residents wishing to undertake semester long language study in Indonesia. Applicants much be aged 21 or over. For more information about the Hamer Scholarships please see this webpage. Applications close 22 September 2013.
Any student who is enrolled full time at an Australian university, and gets an allowance from Centrelink such as Youth Allowance or Austudy, can continue to get this allowance while studying overseas with ACICIS full time in Indonesia. Students who are on other Centrelink allowances may have restrictions placed on their ability to continue to get that allowance. For example, students on a disability pension who are overseas need to return to Australia every 3 months or their pension will be cancelled. For more information see the Centrelink website.
Scholarships for American citizens
Fulbright has added Indonesian to the list of eligible languages for Critical Language Enhancement Award funding. Students interested in proposing study or research in Indonesia, including music, dance and theatre, have an excellent chance of receiving extra funding. Go to the Fulbright website (in both the Critical Language Enhancement Award Program information and the individual Participating Country Summary for Indonesia for more information.
In recent years some American students have studied with ACICIS and have been awarded Boren Scholarships.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This is a study abroad scholarship for US undergraduate students currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant to fund their study. The Gilman Scholarship Program seeks to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Specifically, the Gilman Program offers scholarships for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.
USINDO Travel Grant
All U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. Student applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. USINDO Travel Grants are open to any person seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.
Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia
The Joint academic scholarship on-line network (JASON for short), is a program developed jointly by a number of universities. It aims to assist students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies (either within Australia or internationally) gain access to current information regarding funding opportunities through various scholarship programs run through universities, charitable foundations, government and private institutions.
Your Home University
Australian universities have a variety of grants and scholarships available to help their students to study overseas. Students should check with their faculty and their International Office for details. For example:
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