Access Scholarships for Refugees

Applications are open   Local students   Future and current students

All Access Scholarships are partly funded by the Federal Department of Education’s Higher Education Participation Programme (HEPPP). HEPPP aims to ensure that Australians from low SES backgrounds who have the ability to study at university get the opportunity to do so. Students offered an Access Scholarship may undertake any undergraduate degree course at Swinburne.


Courses eligible

Any undergraduate degree at Swinburne.


Eligibility / selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a current or previous permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be a commencing or current student studying full-time in an undergraduate degree at Swinburne in Semester 1, 2020
  • demonstrate financial need (Centrelink statement, payslips. Bank statements can be used if an explanation is provided in a personal statement)
  • demonstrate social disadvantage (Low-socio economic status)

Please note: Previous recipients of any type of Swinburne University ACCESS (Equity) Scholarship are not eligible to apply for any other Swinburne University ACCESS (Equity) Scholarship.


Value

This scholarship is valued at $5,000 to assist with study costs.


How to apply

Applicants should complete the VTAC Scholarship Application Form which is available through their VTAC user account. All applicants who receive a course offer from Swinburne and have completed the VTAC Scholarship Application Form, will automatically be assessed for this scholarship and notified after Round 1 offers.

To be considered, students must preference and be offered any Swinburne higher education course.

NOTE: For VTAC applications, refer to VTAC timelines.


Conditions

All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


Contact

Scholarships & Orientation, Student Administration and Library Services
scholarship@swin.edu.au