COVID-19 Student Support Fund
As part of VU’s ongoing commitment to support our students through these challenging times, we have launched the COVID-19 Student Support Fund & Appeal.
The fund supports enrolled students studying in Australia in both higher and vocational education.
Three types of grants are available:
- Emergency financial grant for students impacted by self-isolation/quarantine requirements or job losses. This grant is for essential living or study expenses related to food, healthcare, textbooks and materials (non-tech) for study up to the value of $100.
- Technology grant to support students in pursuing studies that have transitioned to digital platforms (e.g. voucher to support the purchase of a wifi dongle up to the value of $100).
- Crisis housing support for students who have encountered hardship as a result of the loss of paid employment and income via rental assistance grants up to the value of $500.
Find out more about the grants and apply through the application form.
International Student Emergency Relief Fund
The Victorian Government has announced a $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund for international students facing financial hardship. Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.
Other types of financial support & advice
Students who are experiencing financial difficulties and stress can access a range of support services including interest-free student loans of up to $500 and VU's COVID-19 Student Support Fund for eligible students. To discuss your options, please book an appointment with a Senior Advisor.
Appointments are currently being conducted by phone only.
Email your enquiry to [email protected]. One of the team will get back to you as quickly as possible.
The Federal Government also recently announced additional support that some students may be eligible for. For more information about the latest Government financial supports, visit the Australian Government Treasury website.