International loan programs and financial aid

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 until further notice. Re-certification is at the discretion of the US Department of Education. Please contact us for further information.

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.

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US Veterans Affairs education benefits

The University of Melbourne does not participate in United States Department of Veteran Affairs programs.

More information

  • 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.