If you experience financial difficulties that impact on your studies, you may be able to apply for financial support. The University has a number of bursaries and interest-free loans to assist with essential study and living costs.
General bursaries available to all students
If you are experiencing genuine financial difficulties, you will need to submit your application demonstrating why you require financial support. Find out what you need to do to apply for a general bursary.
Government pandemic financial support payments for international students
International students who are studying and working in Australia may be able to access financial assistance when they are:
For more information on the financial support payments, including eligibility criteria, refer to the Services Australia website.
If you meet eligibility criteria and there are sufficient funds available, you can apply and be awarded financial support once per semester during your studies to help in emergencies or financial difficulty.
Financial support can be used for essential living and study expenses including:
Bursaries and loans will not be provided for:
Bursaries are awarded to students on the basis of financial need, through trusts set up by private benefactors or the University. There are two types of bursaries available – general bursaries and advertised bursaries.
If you receive a bursary, you do not need to pay it back. However, we do encourage you to make a donation later (once you have graduated and found employment) to ensure future students also have access to this financial support.
Interest free loans are available to help cover your living and study expenses, and need to be repaid.
We have some useful information to help you manage your finances as a student and tips on resources that might help you cut your costs.