Welcome Scholarships for asylum seekers
Swinburne’s Welcome Scholarships for asylum seekers were established in recognition of the hardships faced by people seeking asylum.
We recognise that asylum seekers arriving in Australia experience significant displacement. Once settled, many asylum seekers continue to encounter barriers accessing education, especially financial.
- support study aspirations
- increase self-esteem
- provide an immediate social and community network.
Amrita Kharel’s determination and a desire for a better life earned her one of Swinburne’s Welcome Scholarships. Read Amrita's story.
Student Advancement Asylum Seeker Scholarship
Swinburne’s Student Advancement has set up a named scholarship for asylum seekers looking to undertake an undergraduate degree. If you would like to support their fundraising efforts you can make a contribution through our donation page.
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Photo from left to right: Welcome Scholarship recipients Bibi Tayyaba Batool, Shimelis Teshome Bizuye and Naz Almasi.
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Supporting education at Swinburne does make a real impact in the world.
I am proud of the opportunities these scholarships create
Professor Linda Kristjanson, Vice-Chancellor and President