The Sanctuary Scholarship for People Seeking Asylum and Refugees with Temporary Protection has been established to support talented students who are asylum seekers or refugees on temporary visas with the opportunity to pursue tertiary education at UNSW. Students who are asylum seekers or refugees on temporary visas with a genuine interest and passion to undertake studies at UNSW are strongly encouraged to apply for this Scholarship.
Sanctuary Scholarship for People Seeking Asylum and Refugees with Temporary Protection
- up to $30000
- 31 July 2022
To be eligible, applicants must: • Be commencing an eligible UNSW coursework degree program; and, • Be an asylum seeker or refugee currently holding one of the following visas: o Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785) o Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (Subclass 790) o Bridging Visa A (BVA) (Subclass 010) o Bridging Visa E (BVE) (Subclass 050 and 051) o Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa (Subclass 786) o Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 449)
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The Scholarship will comprise of: • A full tuition fee scholarship paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program* • A $5,000 per annum stipend paid fortnightly over the calendar year • On-campus UNSW Accommodation (where accommodation is identified as a barrier to studying at UNSW) to a maximum value of $25,000 per annum paid directly to an approved UNSW Accommodation provider o If the recipient does not choose to stay at on-campus accommodation, their stipend will instead be increased to a maximum of $10,000
Applicants must provide evidence supporting the above criteria in the online application. Please refer to the Scholarship Application Supporting Documents for a detailed list of examples. To support their application, applicants should submit a personal statement with their supporting documentation. The personal statement should outline the applicant's individual circumstances, highlighting any obstacles or challenges that have been faced by the applicant in accessing education opportunities as an asylum seeker or refugee. Personal statements should not exceed 500 words in length and must be included in the supporting document file attached to the application.