Book voucher grant

Applications are open   Local students   Current students

This grant entitles you to a voucher of up to $300 to spend on textbooks at the Swinburne Bookshop Co-op. This grant is funded by the Australian Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program.

Courses eligible

Available to students studying any course at an undergraduate, associate degree or UniLink level. 

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible you must meet all the following criteria:

  • a local on campus student (Australian citizen, permanent resident, permanent humanitarian visa holder/ New Zealand citizen);
  • enrolled in an undergraduate degree, associate degree or UniLink level course at Swinburne;
  • enrolled full-time (exceptional circumstances for studying part-time will be considered), and actively studying in the course;
  • demonstrate that you are from a low socio-economic background (e.g. you or your parents are in receipt of or eligible for Centrelink payments);
  • experiencing significant financial hardship and struggling to meet basic living costs.
  • maximum one voucher per semester.

Swinburne Online or Open Universities Australia students are not eligible for this grant.


Up to $300.

How to apply

To apply for this grant please email the following documents:

  • Confirmation of your enrolment and copy of your current timetable of classes;
  • Bank statements for all your bank accounts for the last two months (which list all your transactions);
  • Current Centrelink Income Statement outlining what you are receiving for the year (screenshots are not sufficient – this link outlines instructions on how to download your Income Statement;;
  • Pay slips for the last 6 weeks (if you are working);
  • Rent agreement or lease;
  • A quote from the bookshop outlining what texts you wish to purchase.


Equity Project Officer
Student Equity
Student Engagement   (there is an underscore ( _ ) between the words equity and grants