Fees, Costs and Taxes Information
How much does it cost?
The all important question!
The fees depend on where you are going and what visa you are applying for. The Bibber Program fee is $650 and is payable upon application.
Airfares, airport taxes, passport application fees, insurance and any other
unspecified costs are not included in this fee.
When do I have to pay?
The AUD$795 application fee must be lodged with your initial application. You will receive a receipt for this payment and further instructions regarding the remainder of the fees payable to the Program. In your destination country.
Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
If you cancel your application after the placement has been confirmed and the visa papers have been issued, there will no refund of Exchange Program fees. If you cancel before any placement is confirmed, there is a non-refundable Bibber admin charge of $250. The program in your destination country will also have a refund structure, so please ask us about this, as it depends on your situation.
Will I have to pay tax?
Yes, you will have to pay tax on your income in the destination country. All the fees charged by Bibber, airfares and living expenses whilst in overseas may also be tax deductible in Australia or your country under the self-education category; however we suggest that you seek the advice of your tax agent, accountant or financial Planner. Also it may be necessary to declare your foreign income to the tax office, so please seek advice about this as well.
Do I make my own travel arrangements?
You can certainly make your own travel arrangements, just remember a few key things:
- Please make sure that your flights are flexible just in case your visa is not granted in time for the flight.
- You will need special insurance for your visa, so it needs to be arranged either by Bibber or their exchange partner. Please contact us for more details.
- Some countries have strict rules around the visa, so please check with us before finalising your flights.
You will have the time of your life!
Ask someone who has done it!