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UniSC Asylum Seeker Scholarship

Applications for Semester 1 2023 scholarships are now open.

Applicants will be advised the outcome of their application by close of business on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Supporting asylum seeking undergraduate and postgraduate students in financial need with tuition fees and tertiary education costs

Accessing higher education is critical for many people seeking asylum as a means to living a meaningful life and most continue to face barriers in doing so. The UniSC Asylum Seeker Scholarship aims to support those people seeking asylum in Australia by assisting with the costs of tuition in addition to study support payments, coupled with other supportive measures offered by UniSC.

 Each scholarship will fully cover the international student tuition fees for any undergraduate or postgraduate program that a recipient is eligible to enter at UniSC plus include a stipend of $4,000 per year (pro-rata for part-time study) plus $1,000 one-off upfront payment in year 1.

Available to students on specific Australian visas and awarded based on financial and personal need, the UniSC Asylum Seeker Scholarship will depend on the degree duration of each recipient and the program of study undertaken.

Each scholarship will fully cover the international student tuition fees for any undergraduate or postgraduate program that a recipient is eligible to enter at UniSC plus include a stipend of $4,000 per year (pro-rata for part-time study) plus $1,000 one-off upfront payment in year 1. The stipend component of the scholarship will be paid in eight fortnightly instalments of $250 [A$2,000 per semester] for the normal duration of the program and continued enrolment will be confirmed at Census Date in each Semester.

Study Support Payment Schedule 2022

Semester 1

   

Semester 2

1

04/03/2022  

1

29/07/2022

2

18/03/2022  

2

12/08/2022

3

01/04/2022  

3

26/08/2022

4

15/04/2022  

4

9/09/2022

5

29/04/2022  

5

23/09/2022
6 13/05/2022  

6

7/10/2022

7

27/05/2022  

7

21/10/2022

8

10/06/2022  

8

4/11/2022

Please be aware that by enrolling at University (full-time or part-time), you may lose any government income support you currently receive (depending on your Australian visa type).

Eligibility
  • a commencing undergraduate or postgraduate student undertaking study at UniSC;
  • must be a holder of one of the following Australian visas:
    • Bridging Visa E (subclass 050)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Stay Visa (subclass 449)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa (subclass 786)
  • financial need
Selection criteria
  • financial need
  • other equity considerations and circumstances
  • personal statement
Eligible programs
All undergraduate or postgraduate programs
Number available
4
Value

Tuition fees + A$4,000 per annum + A$1,000 one-off upfront in Year 1

Application
  • HOW TO APPLY: Lodge your UniSC Asylum Seeker Scholarship before the application closing date with all the required supporting documentation.
  • SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Please ensure your application includes evidence of your Australian visa, educational qualifications, Centrelink statement and/or payslips, and a written statement of support.
  • To be considered for this scholarship you must apply to study at UniSC. This link will assist you in starting this process and if you require any assistance in completing the admission form, please contact the International Office at UniSC.