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 (HEPP). HEPP 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, 2019
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate social disadvantage


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.


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