Discounts and Scholarships

*You may only claim one scholarship or discount. If you withdraw, the normal cancellation policies apply.

Acceptance Application Deadline Dates:

  • 30 April 2018 for November/December 2018 departures
  • 30 June 2018 for January to March 2019 departures
  • 28 February 2018 for August/September 2018 departures

Discounts

1. Early Bird Discounts

Complete and submit your full acceptance application by the above dates and receive the following automatic and substantial discounts on the normal program fee.

  • $1,000 for 10-12 month exchange program to any country
  • $750 for 5-6 month exchange program to any country
  • $300 for 2 to 3 month exchange programs

2. Discounts for Two Friends

If two friends go on a YEAR program in 2016 they each will receive a 25% discount off the program fee.

If two friends go on a SEMESTER program in 2016 they will each receive a 15% discount off the program fee.

If two friends go on a SHORT 2 or 3 month program in 2015 or 2016 they will each receive a 5% discount off the program fee.

Two friends can go to different countries, for different lengths of time but they need to depart at the same time. Their application also needs to be received by the acceptance application deadlines above. The discount is cancelled if one student withdraws before departure.

3. Hosting Discount

Families that choose to host a student for up to 10 months before or during their son or daughter’s exchange may be eligible to receive a hosting discount of up to 10% of the program fee. For more information, please contact us.

Scholarships

Scholarships will be allocated to students after the scholarship allocation deadline has passed.  Students who have not received a scholarship will be eligible for the early bird discount. \Students applying for scholarships must have completed the full acceptance application and have had their student interview, as well as having submitted the scholarship application form before the application deadline in order to qualify.

Six YFU Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships

  • $3000 for your 10-12 months exchange

or

  • $2000 for your 5-6 months exchange to:

Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Denmark, and Estonia

These scholarships apply to the specialist visual or creative arts programs; art, music, dance, ballet, drama and fashion design offered by YFU organizations in these countries.

To qualify for one of these scholarships students must submit an acceptable application form and the scholarship application form by the application dates listed above.

Students must meet the standard YFU student Exchange age and academic requirements to qualify for this offer as well as the special requirements for participation on in the particular program.

Two YFU World Environment and Outdoor Education Scholarships

  • $3000 for your 10-12 months exchange to:

Estonia or Bulgaria

These scholarships apply to a specialist environmental 10 months program offered by YFU Estonia and the Outdoor Education program offered by YFU Bulgaria.

August departure only.

The Environmental program in Estonia is aimed at young people interested in the environment and includes attendance at a high school with 8 specialist field trips to various environmental locations (forests, national parks, conservation projects during the 10 months).

The Outdoor Education Program in Bulgaria is aimed at young people interested in participating in and learning about a variety of outdoor activities while still attending a Bulgarian high school.

To qualify for one of these scholarships students must submit a complete acceptance application (by the scholarship application dates listed above), the scholarship application and 500-word essay in English on why they are interested to study environmental issues or do the outdoor education program in another very different country.

Six Language Scholarships

YFU Student Exchange New Zealand and its YFU partner organizations are offering language scholarships to students wanting to learn a new language or improve their language skills in a language they have studied.

Students who qualify will be considered for a $3,000 scholarship for a year exchange or $2,000 scholarship for a semester exchange to:

French speaking destinations: Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium

German speaking destinations: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Spanish speaking destinations: Spain, South America (excluding Brazil), Mexico

Japan, Korea, China and Indonesia

 To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must have applied for a semester or year long exchange, must meet basic selection criteria, must submit a 500 words essay on why you want to go on exchange to that particular country and complete the scholarship application form (please contact us to request a form). Both the essay and scholarship application forms must be submitted with your initial application and initial application fee.

Five YFU World Scholarships

  • $3000 for your 10-12 month exchange

or

  • $2000 for your 5-6 month exchange to:

For any exchange destination not offered under the language scholarship. 

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must meet basic selection criteria, must submit a 500 words essay on why you want to go on exchange to that destination and complete the scholarship application form (please contact us to request a form). Both the essay and scholarship application forms must be submitted with your initial application and initial application fee.

Two 50th Anniversary Scholarship for Brazil

  • $3000 for your 10-12 month exchange

or

  • $2000 for your 5-6 month exchange to:

Offered in support and celebration of our partners in Brazil, we would like to offer a partial scholarship for students wishing to exchange to Brazil in 2015.   To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must meet basic selection criteria, must submit a 500 words essay on why they want to go on exchange to Brazil and complete the scholarship application form (please contact us to request a form). Both the essay and scholarship application forms must be submitted with your initial application and initial application fee.[/fusion_builder_column]