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13.2.4 Place of Study

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13.2.4 Place of Study

See paragraph 2.6 of the Instruments

To be eligible for benefits under the Schemes a student must be undertaking study within Australia, or have made application or been accepted to study within Australia.

The Commission may waive this requirement if the circumstances of the student are held to be exceptional (see 2.6.1 of the Instruments).

Overseas study

Allowances are paid at the living away from home rate and may be paid for a period of up to 12 months to a student who has been awarded a place within a formal overseas exchange scheme or who has received a scholarship to study overseas.

Double orphans may continue to receive the double orphan rate of allowance. A student’s entitlement to receive rent assistance while residing outside Australia may be affected (see para 5.5 of the Instruments).