International loan programs and financial aid - Section contents

International students may be eligible for loans, grants or other types of financial assistance available through government and private programs in their home countries.

United States loan programs

Direct Loans

The University of Melbourne is an approved participant in the Federal Student Aid (FSA) program administered by the United States Department of Education. This program offers Direct Loans to students or their parents to assist with living and education costs.

About Direct Loans

Find out more about Direct Loans and how they work at the University of Melbourne.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (CoA) is an estimate of your education expenses.

Application and renewal

Find out how to submit a Direct Loan application to the University if you're a new student, or to renew your loan if you're a current student.

Loan disbursements

Find out about loan disbursements for Direct Loans, including when payments are usually made.

Student responsibilities

Understand your responsibilities when studying at Melbourne with a Direct Loan.

Policies and forms

Policies and forms related to Direct Loans at the University of Melbourne.


Other US loans

Private loans

Education loans are available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens from non-government US lenders, with approval based on credit history.

Veterans Affairs education benefits

The US Department of Veterans Affairs can help veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with education costs.


Loan programs for other countries

Canadian Financial Aid

Canadian citizens can access a range of student financial aid delivered through federal and provincial funding programs.

Lånekassen (Norway)

Eligible Norwegian students can apply for funding through the Lånekassen (the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund).

Centrala Studiestödsnämnden (Sweden)

Eligible Swedish students can apply for funding through the Centrala Studiestödsnämnden (CSN).

Need help?

  • For further details on available financial assistance programs, contact the relevant government agency in your home country.
  • For information on how these programs work at the University of Melbourne, contact our International Financial Aid team.