OS-HELP is a loan that assists eligible students, who are based in Australia to undertake some of their study overseas.
Students can apply for an OS-HELP loan at any point throughout the year (within 6 months of the start of overseas travel). Please note however, that the University only has a limited number of OS-HELP loans available and this allocation may be exhausted prior to the end of any year.
Flinders is close to exhausting its OS-HELP loan allocation for travel in 2023. Once the loan allocation is exhausted, applications for 2023 will close. Students intending to travel overseas in 2023 who have not already applied for and been offered a loan, are advised to ensure they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of any travel expenses themselves as the University is unable to guarantee the availability of loans for the remainder of the year. It is expected that loans will be available again in January for students who will be studying overseas in 2024, or whose 2023 overseas study extends into 2024.