I have just been offered a place at Melbourne University to study abroad for a year. As a student from a low-income background I am relying on government assistance to fund this (although I do have some personal savings if needed). I was just wondering if you do get an increased maintenance loan for a study abroad year and what might the amount be for 2024/25 as I have seen some websites say this but not the actual SFE website. Also, I know that the travel grant will reimburse costs such as travel, visas and health cover, but it’s quite vague as to how much/ if all expenses would be covered (I do know you have to cover the first £303 of travel costs).
Although I recognised it is quite early to know for certain, I ideally would like to if it is realistic that I am afforded enough grant/loan to cover my year abroad- given I have to accept/ reject the offer in less than a month.