Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship

  • Bachelor, Master
  • tuition fees and
  • 18 November 2022

The Curtin Humanitarian 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 scholarship is in accordance with Curtin’s long-standing, formal commitment to Ethics and Social Justice.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship: • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder, New Zealand citizen or an international student holding one of the following visas: o Bridging Visa E holder in Australia o Bridging Visa A holder in Australia o Bridging Visa XA holder in Australia o Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) Visa (subclass 449) o Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Visa (subclass 786) o Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785) o Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790) • Currently reside within Australia • Apply to an eligible degree at Curtin University • Enrol into: o An undergraduate degree at Curtin University Semester 1 or o A postgraduate [masters by coursework] degree at Curtin University in 2023 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: o Off-shore approved refugee or humanitarian entrant o Onshore, community based Asylum Seeker or refugee o Temporary Protection Visa holder, Safe Haven Enterprise Visa or Bridging Visa o Family reunion • Able to provide details of refugee background • Financial hardship

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The Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship will provide the following support for the total expected duration of the degree (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester): • Total cost of student tuition fees (excluding the Student Services & Amenities Fees (SSAF)) and • A cash stipend of $5,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipients discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.


Step 1: Access online application form • Applications are to be submitted using the online application form. Access the form by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page Step 2: Complete • Complete the application form online • Application form can be saved at any point of the process • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website Step 3: Submit • Closing date is listed at the top of the page • Incomplete applications will not be assessed • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted Step 4: Receipt • Application receipt will be sent to the email address provided when you created your Curtin account, once your application has been submitted Step 5: Assessment • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria: o Receipt of an application to an eligible degree at Curtin University o Responses to questions in application form o Financial hardship and socioeconomic status o Refugee status/background Step 6: Outcome • Outcome will be sent mid-December (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified) Step 7: Acceptance • Receive an offer into a course for commencement in semester 1 • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by the date listed in the Terms and Conditions • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

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