Make the most out of your study break and see the world!

How To Apply

We’re here to help with every step of the application process.

Step 1

Find a program that fits your goals, interests or study area by searching the ISA website. Check to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.

Step 2

Meet with your Study Abroad office at your home university to see what the process is to go overseas and identify how to get your course approved for credit.

Step 3

Submit the ISA online application, pay the $95USD application fee. Once you submit your application you will be contacted with the next steps of the process.

Program Fees

All fees are provided in USD, however you will have the opportunity to submit payment in AUD. Payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card. Program fees, due dates and what’s included will vary per program. Please refer to our program specific pages and contact ISA with any questions. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

What’s Included?

  • Comprehensive advising and support
  • Tuition at the host university (short courses)
  • Official transcript from host university (short courses)
  • Housing
  • Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) and cultural activities
  • Local resident staff
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Comprehensive health, safety, and security support
  • Visa advising

Additional Expenses

The following items are not included in ISA program fees, so students should keep the following costs in mind when budgeting for their program:

  • International flights
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
  • Personal travel
  • Spending money
  • Transportation costs
  • Optional excursions (if applicable)


There may be funding available through ISA or your home or host university to help offset the costs of your study abroad program.


OS-HELP is a loan scheme provided by the Australian Government and is designed to assist eligible Australian students to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree studies. The loan can be used to cover a range of expenses, including airfare, accommodation, or other travel costs.

The 2019 OS-HELP loan amount is:
$6,791 (for studies outside Asia)
$8,149 (for studies inside Asia)

There is no loan fee applied to OS-HELP loans and the amount that you borrow will be added to your existing HELP debt. OS-HELP loans are managed through your home university, so you will need to direct all enquiries to your Study Abroad office. For policy information visit the Study Assist website.

Scholarships and Grants

ISA strives to make our programs accessible to all students and provides scholarship and grant opportunities to do so. ISA also encourages you to inquire with your home university regarding any opportunities they may have available as well.

Cancellation Policy

ISA accepts students on a rolling basis, so applications should be submitted ASAP. Check the program application due date and ensure you submit all necessary application documents and full payment by ISA’s final payment due date. Students who have not paid in full by the payment due date and submitted all application documents are subject to a late fee of $50. ISA recommends submitting applications at least 1 to 2 months before the application due date.

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