Who can get it

You may be able to get Austudy if you're a student or Australian Apprentice.

You’ll need to meet:

  • residence rules
  • an income test, and
  • an assets test


You must be:

  • 25 or older, and
  • studying full time in an approved course at an approved institution


You must be:

  • 25 or older, and
  • doing an Australian Apprenticeship
If you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or Australian Apprentice at the time you turn 25, you won’t move to Austudy. You’ll keep getting Youth Allowance until you finish your current course or apprenticeship.

Meet some of our students

We have 6 examples of people with different circumstances who can get student payments.

Read more about student profiles to see if they match your situation.

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Page last updated: 7 December 2018