Asylum Seeker Scholarships

If you're an asylum seeker studying an undergraduate degree after completing a TAFE course at VU, we invite you to apply for our Asylum Seeker Scholarship.

The scholarship covers tuition fees, and offers $5,000 per year for up to four years. To get started, you need to seek nomination from a VU representative.

Applications are currently closed.

Value & benefits

The Asylum Seeker Scholarships include:

  • $5,000 per year for up to four years (maximum of $20,000)
  • sponsorship of course-tuition fees for your undergraduate-degree program for up to four years.


To be eligible for this scholarship you need to meet these criteria:

  • have completed a TAFE course at VU
  • be nominated by the appropriate representative from VU
  • be an Asylum Seeker holding a Bridging Visa, Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa
  • enrol into a full-time undergraduate degree at VU.

Scholarship recipients

Innocent Karabagega outside the County Court Victoria
A learning journey to law
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice 22276VIC (now 22565VIC Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice), Bachelor of Laws
"All my achievements are because of VU – they listened to me and transformed me into a better person who can serve other people, especially those who seek refuge in other countries."
Innocent's learning journey to law