If you are an international student who is currently experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for financial support and assistance.

You can apply for support through the Victorian Government’s International Education Resilience Fund (IERF), to help you continue to succeed and thrive in your studies.

International students studying onshore in Victoria, who are actively enrolled and studying, may be eligible for the following through our International Student Success Fund.

This fund is administered by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, through Study Melbourne. Eligible students may apply for:

  • a one-off $300 emergency support package for either emergency accommodation, food vouchers or technology access
  • a one-year accommodation scholarship for our UniLodge VU student accommodation at our Footscray Park campus.

Funds are limited. Applicants for the support package and accommodation package will be assessed based on financial hardship criteria.

Applications will open in the coming weeks, at which point all eligible students will be notified and advised of the application process.

Contact us

General fund enquiries

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Email: [email protected]

Senior Advisor – International

Access our international student support.

VUHQ Student Contact Centre

Email us via AskVU
Phone: +61 3 9919 6100