COVID-19 Will there be financial assistance for international students at this time?
Many of our university partners recognize the financial situation that many students are facing as a result of COVID-19. Here are the latest financial opportunities provided by our universities that we’ve heard about so far:
Flinders University has allotted $12.5 million total to support students during this difficult time. Check out their Student Support Package to see if you are eligible.
University of Melbourne is offering emergency support grants for students facing hardship.
University of Otago students may apply to access the Hardship Fund for a one-off payment of up to $250. The New Zealand government has recently confirmed that international students who are legally entitled to work and who are employed by a New Zealand employer are covered by the wage subsidy. The subsidy covers employees who are working part-time or on a casual or contract basis. The subsidy is paid to employers. It does not cover international students who were not in employment before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Macquarie University offers the MQ COVID-19 Financial Assistance Loan for students who can demonstrate a significant financial need as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Charles Sturt University offers the COVID-19 Grant to meet a short-term financial need and be available to enable students to support their continued study at Charles Sturt University.
Monash University offers COVID-19 Student Compassionate and Hardship package for students who have been adversely affected by COVID-19
University of Newcastle students may apply for the Financial Assistance Fund (FAF). For more information please visit their Student Financial Support page.
University of Queensland students who are experiencing urgent and unexpected financial problems that are affecting their studies may be eligible for an interest-free loan or emergency hardship grant ($2,000 maximum).
University of Sydney is opening their general bursaries to all enrolled students.
Updated: April 8, 2020