The International Student Emergency Relief Fund (ISERF) is now closed.

No further applications will be accepted after the fund deadline, 4pm Monday 14 December. Any applications submitted prior to this date will be assessed and an outcome communicated by Friday 18 December. If you are successful, payment will be issued via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to your bank account, within 5 business days of approval.

If you are still experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for emergency financial support through the Victorian Government’s Extreme Hardship Support Program.

The program is for temporary and provisional visa holders and undocumented migrants, including international students, who:

  • are experiencing significant hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • have little or no income, savings or community support.

Please visit to apply.

For further information on the range of support available to international students from the Victorian Government visit

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