Who can get it

You need to meet certain criteria to get Austudy if you're a student or Australian Apprentice.

You’ll need to meet both of the following:

  • residence rules
  • an income test.

Students

You must be both:

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

Apprentices

You must be all of the following:

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 8 examples of people with different circumstances who can get student payments.

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

Page last updated: 15 May 2020