Study NSW Sponsorship Program

Each year Study NSW supports events and activities that promote the state and support the international education sector. Applications are now open for 2024-25.

Driving engagement in the international education sector

The Study NSW Sponsorship Program receives applications through an annual expression of interest process.

This program contributes to the resilience and sustainability of the NSW international education sector.  It ensures NSW continues to be a world leader in international education by leveraging our strengths as a state. 

Events funded through this program support Study NSW core functions: 

  • enhance the experience of international students
  • deliver promotion and marketing for NSW as a study destination
  • foster international market opportunities
  • advance NSW interests and competitiveness through policy and advocacy.

Expression of Interest Guidelines 

Prior to submitting an application, please read the 2024-25 Sponsorship GuidelinesDownload File 


Funding is provided on an annual basis. The minimum amount is $5,000 (ex GST) and the maximum amount is $30,000 (ex GST).

Proposals may be part-funded if there is insufficient funding available for the whole proposal or where only a component of the proposal is considered suitable or eligible.

Study NSW may fund events and conferences that are valued at over $30,000 (ex GST) on an ad hoc basis. These would also be evaluated via the assessment criteria and follow the same process.

Funding for these activities would be separate from the allocation for the general sponsorship funding pool.

Applicants are required to provide a financial acquittal (such as an event budget) with a final report following the sponsorship activity, demonstrating that funds were used in accordance with the Process guidelines.

Important dates and information

Applications open Monday 8 April 2024 
Applications close Friday 14 June 2024
Type of funding opportunity Open competitive
Enquiries  Contact Study NSW

Submitting your application 

Please complete this form before Friday 14 June 2024 to submit your application. 

Sponsorship events happening in 2023-24

In 2023-24 Study NSW is pleased to sponsor the following events:

  • English Australia Conference 
  • IEAA Young Professional Events
  • International Education Forum with City of Sydney
  • Indonesian Student Association of Australia
  • NEAS Conference 
  • Student Accommodation Association
  • ISANA Conference 
  • Regional NSW Career Toolkit with Successful Graduate 
  • Australia China Education Forum 
  • The United Associations of Vietnamese Students in NSW
  • City of Sydney Lord Mayors Welcome for International Students 


Volunteers and staff smiling at Study NSW Career Expo for International Students