Discounts and Scholarships

Discounts and Scholarships

*Only one scholarship or discount may apply to any applicant. If an applicant withdraws, the normal cancellation policies apply.

Acceptance Application Deadline Dates:

  • 30 June 2017 for January to March 2018 departures
  • 28 February 2018 for August/September 2018 departures
  • 30 April 2018 for November/December 2018 departures

Discounts

1. Early Bird Discounts

Complete and submit your full acceptance application by the above dates and receive the following automatic and substantial discounts on the normal program fee.

  • $1000 for 10-12 months program to any country
  • $750 for 5-6 months program to any country
  • $300 for 2 -3 month programs
2.Two Friends Discounts

If two friends go on a YEAR program in 2018 or 2019 they each will receive a 25% discount off the program fee.

If two friends go on a SEMESTER program in 2018 or 2019 they will each receive a 15% discount off the program fee.

If two friends go on a SHORT 2 or 3 month program in 2018 or 2019 they will each receive a 5% discount off the program fee.

Two friends can go to different countries, for different lengths of time but they need to depart at the same time. Their application also needs to be received by the acceptance application deadlines above. The discount is cancelled if one student withdraws before departure.

3. Hosting Discount

Families that choose to host a student for up to 10 months before or during their son or daughter’s exchange may be eligible to receive a hosting discount of up to 10% of the program fee.  The discount comes in the form of a reimbursement, after the family has completed the hosting period of their selected student.  For more information, please contact us.

Scholarships

Scholarships will be allocated to students after the scholarship allocation deadline has passed.  Students who have not received a scholarship will be eligible for the early bird discount.  Students applying for scholarships must have completed the full acceptance application and have had their student interview, as well as have submitted the scholarship application form before the application deadline in order to qualify.

Six YFU Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships
  • $3000 for your 10-12 months exchange

or

  • $2000 for your 5-6 months exchange to:

Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Denmark and Estonia

These scholarships apply to the specialist visual or creative arts programs; art, music, dance, ballet, drama and fashion design offered by YFU organisations in these countries.

To qualify for one of these scholarships students must submit an acceptance application form and the scholarship application form by the application dates listed above.

Students must meet the standard YFU age and academic requirements to qualify for this offer as well as the special requirements for participation on a specialist program.

Two YFU World Environment and Outdoor Education Scholarships
  • $3000 for your 10-12 months exchange to:

Estonia or Bulgaria

These scholarships apply to a specialist environmental 10 months program offered by YFU Estonia and the Outdoor Education program offered by YFU Bulgaria.

August departure only.

The Environmental program is aimed at young people interested in the environment and includes attendance at a high school with 8 specialist field trips to various environmental locations (forests, national parks, conservation projects during the 10 months).

The Outdoor Education Program is aimed at young people interested in participating in and learning about a variety of outdoor activities while still attending a traditional Bulgarian high school.

To qualify for one of these scholarships students must submit a complete acceptance application (by the scholarship application dates listed above), the scholarship application and 500 word essay in English on why they are interested to study environmental issues or do the outdoor education program in another very different country.

Perren Family Scholarship for Queensland Students
  • Applicants must meet the basic YFU Student Exchange program acceptance requirements in terms of age, general health and motivation experience for exchange
  • The applicant must be willing to assist promotion of YFU programs to other YFU students at their return from exchange
  • Students must be enrolled in a school in Queensland
  • Students must be going on a semester or year program to any country in 2018

Students applying (by the scholarship application dates listed above) for a semester program will receive $2000 off the program cost and the year student will receive $3000 off the program cost.

Chris Gath (Walker) Scholarship for Western Australian Students

Chris Walker (formerly Gath) has been an extraordinary contributor to YFU Student Exchange in Western Australia. Chris has been a part of YFU since 2001, when she and her family hosted their first YFU exchange student. Chris and her family would go on to host over 35 students in Western Australia for YFU. In addition, Chris has contributed to YFU Student Exchange as volunteer, member of the YFU Board of Directors (2009-2013) and as State Coordinator of Western Australia (2005- 2012).
For this wonderful contribution to YFU Student Exchange, the Board of Directors of YFU Australia and New Zealand is offering one partial scholarship for outbound students from Western Australia, to any destination in the YFU world. The scholarship criteria for the scholarship applicants are:

  • The applicant must meet the basic YFU Student Exchange program acceptance requirements in terms of age, general health and motivation for exchange.
  • The applicant must be willing to assist promotion of YFU programs to other YFU students at their return from exchange.
  • Students must be at school in WA.
Six Language Scholarships

YFU Student Exchange Australia/New Zealand and its YFU partner organisations are offering language scholarships to students wanting to learn a new language or improve their language skills.

Students who qualify will be considered for a $3,000 scholarship for a year exchange or $2,000 scholarship for a semester exchange to:

French speaking destinations: Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium
German speaking destinations: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Spanish speaking destinations: Spain, South America (excluding Brazil), Mexico
Japan, Korea, China and Indonesia

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, applicants must have applied for a semester or year long exchange, must meet basic selection criteria, must submit a 500 words essay on why they want to go on exchange to that particular country and complete the scholarship application form (please contact us to request a form). Both the essay and scholarship application forms must be submitted with the student’s initial application and initial application fee.

Five YFU World Scholarships
  • $3000 for your 10-12 month exchange

or

  • $2000 for your 5-6 month exchange to:

For any exchange destination not offered under the language scholarship. 

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, applicants have applied must meet basic selection criteria, must submit a 500 words essay on why they want to go on exchange to that destination and complete the scholarship application form (please contact us to request a form). Both the essay and scholarship application forms must be submitted with the students’ initial application and initial application fee.

Two 50th Anniversary Scholarship for Brazil
  • $3000 for your 10-12 month exchange

or

  • $2000 for your 5-6 month exchange to:

Offered in support and celebration of our partners in Brazil, we would like to offer a partial scholarship for students wishing to exchange to Brazil in 2018.   To be eligible for one of these scholarships, applicants have applied must meet basic selection criteria, must submit a 500 words essay on why they want to go on exchange to Brazil and complete the scholarship application form (please contact us to request a form). Both the essay and scholarship application forms must be submitted with the students’ initial application and initial application fee.