Fund your trip

87% of students find creative ways to fund their trip and half of those raise up to 100% of the cost on their own. Legends.

Expeditions & Schoolies Unearthed

Fundraising


Online fundraising

FundMyTravel is travel’s answer to KickStarter. As a peer-to-peer funding site, dedicated to helping you get donations for your travel, it’s perfect for reaching out to your family and your 1000 closest Facebook friends for support.


Traditional fundraising

From raffles and garage sales, to bake sales and busking, car washes and movie nights, no idea is too creative or small. Find a need or niche and turn it into a fundraising activity and market it. Use social media AND traditional media like posters in school and around town to get the word out about what you are doing. You’ll be surprised at how many people in your community will help.

Get a job or a loan


Work for Woolworths

We’ve partnered up with Woolworths, Silleni Wines and Village Press Oils (NZ) to help you land a job. Even just a few hours a week will bump up the trip fund. Speak to your Operations Manager about how to apply.


Learn more about our NAB loan

We’ve teamed up with NAB to provide a tailored personal loan for Antipodeans travellers and families, with repayment options up to seven years. If you are under 18, please have your parent’s contact us for further details or download the NAB Application Form for them.

Scholarships & Grants


Sandy Murdoch Fund

Antipodeans travellers can apply for financial assistance of up to $2,000 via the Sandy Murdoch Fund. Travellers must demonstrate a strong desire to complete their Antipodeans program, as well as evidence of financial hardship. Apply now.


Australian and New Zealand government scholarships

Turns out your country wants to see you travel. Don’t let them down. View scholarships for Australia and New Zealand.

A fundraiser we loved

What?

Movie night and busking

Who?

Oscar, India Expedition, 2016

Raised

$5,000

In Oscar's words

“My most successful idea was a movie session. Mum knew the local cinema owner, who was able to help organise a fundraiser screening of Finding Dory. I made a profit of around $8 on every $15 ticket sold, to go towards the trip.”

University Placements

Fundraising


Online fundraising

FundMyTravel is travel’s answer to KickStarter. As a peer-to-peer funding site, dedicated to helping you get donations for your travel, it’s perfect for reaching out to your family and your 1000 closest Facebook friends for support.


Traditional fundraising

From raffles and garage sales, to bake sales and busking, car washes and movie nights, no idea is too creative or small. Find a need or niche and turn it into a fundraising activity and market it. Use social media AND traditional media like posters in school and around town to get the word out about what you are doing. You’ll be surprised at how many people in your community will help.

Get a loan


OS-HELP loan

The Australian Government provides Commonwealth-supported students (that meet eligibility requirements) with an OS-HELP Loan if they are undertaking part of their study overseas. This loan is valued at up to $7,764 and is added onto your HECS debts. Find out if you are eligible.


Learn more about our NAB loan

We’ve teamed up with NAB to provide a tailored personal loan for Antipodeans travellers and families, with repayment options up to seven years. If you are under 18, please have your parent’s contact us for further details or download the NAB Application Form for them.

Scholarships & grants


New Colombo Plan funding

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 38 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region. Organised by DFAT, grants of up to $3000/student are available to support educational experiences in the Indo-Pacific region.


Endeavour funding

The Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas. Learn more.

A fundraiser we loved

What?

Pub gig fundraiser

Who?

Tom, Vietnam Uni Placement, 2015

Raised

$3,500

In Tom's words

“I raised a lot of my money with a fundraiser gig held at the local uni bar. We had 3 bands and a DJ play on the night. I made $14 for every $20 ticket sold and it was heaps of fun.”

We will provide you a funding guide during the planning phase of your trip, but if you still have questions, we're well versed in funding options, so ask away.