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Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant 2019

The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France.

The Embassy of France in Australia supports student mobility from Australia to France through the Nicolas Baudin Program, named for the French explorer and botanist who in 1802, at the same time as Matthew Flinders, charted the coast of New Holland (Australia). The Travel Grant consists in a return flight ticket between Australia and France. As recipients of a French government grant, the Laureates are also exempt from paying the associated visa fees.

The program consists of two application streams:
General Stream – Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant
Students enrolled at an Australian university and taking part in an exchange program /study abroad at a French establishment or hoping to pursue a full degree (including double degrees) may apply for the Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant. The Travel Grant consists of a return ticket between Australia and France. Laureates are also covered by Campus France mutual insurance and exempt from visa fees. 
For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply:
Internships in France Initiative
30 internships in France have been proposed by French universities and industry partners for Australian students. In addition to the travel grant and a monthly stipend from the host institution successful applicants will receive a Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Scholarship valued at $2500 from the University of Sydney.

For a list of internship offers and information on how to apply, please visit 

Students should also request a letter of support from Hilary Camarda, Scholarships Adviser, Sydney Abroad.


  • Students from all fields and disciplines are eligible to apply.
  • Students enrolled in Undergraduate, Honours, Masters programs are eligible to apply for the general stream.
  • PhD students are only eligible to apply for the “Internship in France” initiative scheme. Further information on mobility for PhD students can be found here.
  • Australian citizens and international students enrolled in Australian universities are eligible to apply. French citizens are not eligible.
  • A proof of proficiency in French will be required for students enrolling in programs which are taught in French.
  • Students who have already purchased tickets to France are ineligible. 
  • The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant can only be awarded once.


To apply, please visit the online application platform and follow the instructions carefully.
Applications must be submitted uniquely through the online application platform.
Please note that exchange programs commencing in 2020 may not be eligible for the grant.

Deadline for applications: 15th April 2019

For further information or questions, please consult the FAQ before contacting