The Curtin Humanitarian Fund Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate students from a refugee-like background who are experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the costs of pursuing higher education.
The fund is in accordance with Curtin’s long-standing, formal commitment to Ethics and Social Justice.
- All undergraduate degrees
- Postgraduate degrees in masters by coursework only
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Humanitarian Fund Scholarship:
- Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder, New Zealand citizen or an international student holding one of the following visas:
- Bridging Visa E holder in Australia
- Bridging Visa A holder in Australia
- Bridging Visa XA holder in Australia
- Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)
- Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
- Currently reside within Australia
- Receive a full offer* of admission and enrol into:
- An undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2022 Semester 1 or
- A postgraduate [masters by coursework] degree at Curtin University in 2022 Semester 1 or Trimester 1
- Be from a refugee-like background, or the relative/dependant of such a person, who experienced forced migration and may have entered Australia in a number of ways including:
- Off-shore approved refugee or humanitarian entrant
- Onshore, community based Asylum Seeker or refugee
- Temporary Protection Visa holder, Safe Haven Enterprise Visa or Bridging Visa
- Family reunion
- Able to provide details of refugee background
- Financial hardship
*Full offer of admission:
Applicants must have received a full offer of admission into their intended course by the time the scholarship is awarded after main round domestic course offers.
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The Curtin Humanitarian Fund Scholarship will provide a range of funds to support educational costs. The funding amount will be dependant on the circumstances of the individual recipient.