AFS offers both full and partial scholarships to a range of destinations. Scholarships are available for AFS Intensive Programs, Semester Programs and Year Programs to students seeking a life-defining experience abroad.

Competition for scholarships varies and recipients are selected on a variety of factors including cultural awareness, community involvement and consistent academic achievement.

What are you looking to apply for?

  • Program Discounts
    There are a variety of program discounts available, including early bird and family discounts.
  • Corporate Scholarships
    These scholarships are offered by corporate sponsors and have very specific eligibility criteria in regards to which students can apply (usually these are only available to students with family members who are employees of those companies).
  • Public Scholarships
    These scholarships are offered by corporate sponsors or AFS, and are open to any student, so long as they meet the general eligibility criteria for AFS programs.

What if I don’t receive a scholarship?

AFS offers excellent scholarship opportunities. Hundreds of candidates apply for scholarships each year but unfortunately not everyone can be awarded one. Even though you might not be awarded a scholarship you might still decide to participate on an AFS Program. If you and your family decide that you will continue your participation, contact the AFS Sending Team to discuss your program options and relevant program fees.

AFS Program Discounts

AFS offers various discounts and special offers throughout the year. Check back here regularly to be kept up to date when new discounts are released.

AFS Family Discount

This discount is available all year round for past host families, participants and volunteer family members.

Save 10% off the total program fee!

We want to say thank you to our past participants, host families and volunteers and give you the opportunity to send an immediate family member away and save 10% off the total program fee.

The stuff you need to know to be eligible:

  • This discount is available for any of our program lengths (intensive, semester or year programs)
  • Available to all destinations except Japan, the USA, UK, Ireland & Canada
  • Available to a student who is an immediate family member (sibling, child, grandchild, niece/nephew) of an AFS returnee, AFS volunteer or AFS Host Family.
  • Scholarship recipients are not eligible for further program discounts as they are already heavily reduced.
  • You must complete either the Intensive Program or Student Exchange Application.
  • To confirm eligibility of the scholarship, you need to email [email protected] with confirmation of relation to an AFS volunteer, host family or returnee.

What now?

AFS Public Scholarships  

Thanks to the generosity and support of corporate and community donors, AFS offers a range of scholarships which cover all or part of the AFS program fee. Competition for scholarships varies, and recipients are selected on a number of criteria including cultural awareness, community involvement and consistent academic achievement.

Public scholarships are open to all eligible Australian students.

Applications now open! Closing 1 September 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education is supporting 25 x partial scholarships for the 12-day Intensive High School Program to Japan in December 2017. These scholarships reduce the program fee to $3,500.

Who is eligible?

Australian applicants who:

  • Attend an Australian high school
  • Are in Year 10, 11 or 12 during the program dates (9 – 20 December 2017)
  • Have an active interest in Japanese language or culture (please note that you do not need to be enrolled in Japanese language classes at your school)
  • Meet the AFS Australia application requirements as well as country criteria for Japan
  • Complete the AFS online application process, including payment of the required deposits as part of the application process.

What now?

AFS Corporate Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity and support of corporate donors, AFS offers a range of scholarships which cover all or part of the AFS program fee. Competition for scholarships varies, and recipients are selected according to a number of criteria including cultural awareness, community involvement and consistent academic achievement.

Applications closed 1 July 2017

2 x full scholarships (valued $7,500 each) for the Intensive Language School Program to Japan departing December 2017

One scholarship is available to children of employees of Mitsui Coal who work at Dawson, German Creek, Lake Lindsay, Kestrel or Bengalla mines; the other is available to a student studying at Biloela High School or Moura High School.

What now?