Asylum seeker and refugee support

Swinburne University of Technology offers a range of support services to asylum seeker and refugee students.

We understand that you might find adjusting to university life difficult, but you are not alone. The diversity of our students is a source of pride for Swinburne and whether you are looking for work, a home, need help with studying or are feeling lonely, we are here to help you.

Scholarships, awards and grants

If money is tight, scholarships and grants can be a good source of financial assistance. Check if you are eligible to apply for one of the scholarships below, or explore the range of grants available: 

Student services

Asylum seeker and refugee students are entitled to use Swinburne's full range of Student Services. Here are a few highlights:

If you're not quite sure what the issue is and just want to chat to someone, get in touch with our Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project Coordinator.

Other support

A number of organisations are dedicated to supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. They are not linked to Swinburne, but here are some useful bodies:


If you have any questions, contact Susan Oldham, Swinburne’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project Coordinator:

t: +61 3 9214 4454