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Going overseas with a student loan

If you go overseas for less than six months the way you pay your loan stays the same. If you're away for more than six months the way you pay your loan will change.

  • Paying off your student loan when you're overseas
    Find out what repayments you'll need to make while you're away and how interest applies. Learn about applying for a repayment holiday and set up someone to look after your account while you're gone.
  • Staying interest-free when you're overseas
    Find out how to stay interest-free if you live in Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau or Ross Dependency. You might also be able to stay interest-free if you're going overseas for study or work, or accompanying your partner.
  • When things go wrong while you're overseas
    You might be able to stay interest-free if you meant to be away less than six months but something happened. Find out when and how you can apply.

Making student loan repayments

Find out how to make student loan repayments to us from overseas.

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