Amrita Kharel was a recipient of Swinburne's Welcome Scholarship in 2017

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.

The scholarships:

  • 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.

Make a difference

You can have impact by making a donation to the Welcome Scholarships. To find out how you can set up a named scholarship contact the Advancement Office.

 

Photo from left to right: Welcome Scholarship recipients Bibi Tayyaba Batool, Shimelis Teshome Bizuye and Naz Almasi.

Professor Linda Kristjanson, Vice-Chancellor and President

I am proud of the opportunities these scholarships create

Professor Linda Kristjanson, Vice-Chancellor and President