You may be eligible to access financial assistance in the form of  Swinburne scholarships. These can cover some of the costs of your accommodation at the university. 

Residential scholarships are available for full-time students. We assess applicants on academic merit, leadership qualities and financial circumstances. 

Who can apply: any full-time student who will live in student residences, at the Hawthorn campus, for the whole academic year.
Value: $1,000 reduction of ordinary costs
Number of scholarships available: 20

Applications open: TBA
Applications close: closed for 2019

SRA scholarships are available for seasoned student leaders. We are looking for role models in Swinburne residences who positively enhance the on-campus resident community.

Who can apply: full-time students with exemplary conduct and academic performance, who are willing to prioritise their RA duties above other extra-curricular commitments.
Value: $3,500 per semester
Number of scholarships available: two per semester

Applications open: TBA
Applications close: closed for 2019

  • Senior Resident Adviser position description [104KB] - Coming soon
  • Senior Resident Adviser personal statement [88KB] - Coming soon
  • Senior Resident Adviser referee statement [116KB] - Coming soon

Resident Advisers are live-in students who help nurture a healthy, safe environment and positive community for student residents. They are key in facilitating on-campus events and helping student residents with problems. 

Who can apply: full-time students with exemplary conduct and academic performance, willing to prioritise their RA duties above other extra-curricular commitments.
Value: $2,000 per semsester subject to mid-year review, except where otherwise stated.
Number of scholarships available: 22 total

10 x Duty RA scholarships – valued at $4,400 per semester subject to mid-year review 
2 x Social and Cultural RA scholarships 
2 x International RA scholarships 
2 x Sports and Recreation RA scholarships 
2 x Academic Support and Enrichment RA scholarships 
2 x Community Development and Inclusion RA scholarships 
1 x Health, Safety and Environment RA scholarship 
1 x Communication and Merchandise RA scholarship

Applications open: TBA
Applications close: closed for 2019

  • Resident Adviser scholarship – Social and Cultural [116KB] - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarship – International [112KB] - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarships – Community Development and Inclusion 2018 - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarships – Health, Safety and Environment 2018 [111KB] - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarships – Sports and Recreation 112KB] - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarship – Academic Support and Enrichment [116KB] - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarship – Communications and Merchandise 2018 [116KB] - Coming soon

Please note: applicants for all Resident Adviser scholarship positions must complete and submit a Residential Adviser scholarship application form and Personal Statement (below).

  • Resident Adviser scholarship – application form [156KB] - Coming soon
  • Resident Adviser scholarships – personal statement [152KB] - Coming soon

The Summer Resident Adviser scholarships are available to eligible, live-in, Resident Advisers who remain in the Hawthorn campus residences between 1 December and 11 February. They are expected to fulfil the usual RA responsibilities during this time. 

Value: fixed payment equivalent to weekly fees for the duration of the summer period
Number of scholarships available: five

Applications open: TBA
Applications close: closed for 2019

  • Summer Resident Adviser scholarships [82KB] - Coming soon

We have a fund to help students with a one-off bond payment if they are experiencing financial difficulty and have been approved as on-campus resident.

Who can apply: any full-time student approved to live in student residences at the Hawthorn campus for the whole academic year.
Value: exemption from payment of bond for one (1) year
Number of scholarships available: discretionary, awarded on a competitive basis

Applications open: TBA
Applications close: closed for 2019

Other scholarships

Other scholarships exist that may include a financial component you can use towards your accommodation and housing expenses while studying at Swinburne. 

If you apply for, and are awarded, another type of Swinburne scholarship, we may allocate you an on-campus place provided the scholarship can be used towards accommodation costs. 

Scholarships list 
Rent assistance scholarships