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 Direct loan programs
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.
The University of Melbourne is currently in the process of applying for re-certification as an approved participant and therefore unable to accept Direct Loan applications or in-school deferment requests from new students. Re-certification is at the discretion of the US Department of Education. The University hopes to hear an outcome in time for Semester 2, 2024. Please contact us for further information.
About US Direct loans
Find out more about Direct Loans and how they work at the University of Melbourne.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance (CoA) is an estimate of your education expenses for a specific enrolment period, up to a maximum of 12 months.
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.
Find out about loan disbursements for US Direct Loans, including when payments are usually made.
Understand your responsibilities when studying at Melbourne with a US Direct Loan.
Policies and forms
University of Melbourne policies and forms related to US Direct Loans.
Other US loans
US private loans
Education loans are available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens from non-government US lenders, with approval based on credit history.
US Veterans Affairs education benefits
The University of Melbourne does not participate in United States Department of Veteran Affairs programs.
Loan programs for other countries
Canadian Financial Aid
Canadian citizens wishing to study at The University of Melbourne can access a range of student financial aid delivered through federal and provincial funding programs.
Eligible Norwegian students can apply for funding through the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
Centrala Studiestödsnämnden (Sweden)
Eligible Swedish students can apply for funding to study at Melbourne through the National Board of Student Aid (Centrala Studiestödsnämnden).
- 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.