Curtin Humanitarian Fund funding for International Students in Australia

  • Master, Bachelor
  • Variable
  • 26 November 2021

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.

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Eligibility

Eligible courses

  • All undergraduate degrees
  • Postgraduate degrees in masters by coursework only

Eligibility criteria

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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Benefits

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.

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