OS-HELP is a loan from the Australian Government for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to study some of their course overseas. It allows you to borrow up to $8,149, which you pay back via your HELP debt. Like other HELP debts, it is interest-free and fee-free.

You can use the funds to pay for airfares, accommodation or other travel costs.

You cannot get OS-HELP if you are enrolled at or your qualification will be awarded by an overseas university or higher education provider.

Roam’s overseas programs as specifically designed to meet key OS-HELP criteria, meaning eligible students should be able to access the scheme. We will assist you through the process of obtaining OS-HELP as part of our application and acceptance process.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a domestic student on HELP
  • The overseas program counts for credit towards your current Australian degree
  • You have completed 1 year of study by the time you apply for OS-HELP and have at least 1 subject left to complete after you return from the overseas program

If so, you may be eligible for an OS HELP loan.

How to Apply for an OS-HELP Loan?

Students can apply for OS-HELP through their home university once they have been accepted by Roam. Your Roam acceptance letter is usually required to support the OS-HELP application. A step-by-step document on how to apply for OS-HELP will be provided to students during the application process.

Roam Experiential Learning Ambassador Scholarships

This summer, we’re offering 8 Roam Experiential Learning Ambassador Scholarships, valued at $2000 each for exceptional candidates. 

Ambassador Scholarship recipients will use their photography, writing and social media talents to share their Roam Experiential Learning experience with the world.

To be considered, applicants must apply for and be accepted into a Roam Experiential Learning program in December 2019 or January 2020.

At the time of application, please submit 3 examples of your social media content (image/video and blurb) and 100 words on why you would be the best Roam Ambassador to with the subject line: Roam Ambassador Scholarship Application, noting the program you are applying for.

You do not have to be an influencer or have a minimum number of followers to be successful in the application.

All content submitted must be original and created by the applicant.

Please note, your application for the scholarship must be submitted along with an application of your preferred study tour.