Laptop grants - Lenovo ThinkPad

Applications are open   Local students   Current students

This grant entitles you to a Lenovo ThinkPad L13. Gen 3 Black 16GB -  13.3 inch Non Touch laptop with a laptop case valued at approximately $1,256. These grants are 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 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 this Semester/Term/HE Block;
  • at time of applying for this grant you must have a minimum of  12 months (or equivalent) of full time study remaining to complete the course (except if enrolled in Unilink);
  • 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) or regional/remote background or Indigenous;
  • experiencing significant financial hardship and struggling to meet basic living costs.

Previous recipients of this grant or the MacBook grant are ineligible to apply for it again.

If you are a Swinburne Online or Open Universities Australia student, you can apply if you are on a Commonwealth Supported Place and meet the above criteria.

Please note:  Many financially disadvantaged students apply and there is no guarantee that you will be successful and so you cannot rely on receiving this grant/scholarship.



Multiple grants are available.

How to apply

Applicants must complete and submit an online application form and all supporting documentation by 11.59 pm Sunday, 17 March 2024. Please have all your supporting documents with you before you start filling in the application form. If you attach a document that is too large, you will get a message on your application form and the application won't be able to be submitted. In that situation, attach a word document listing what document/s you can't attach. All applications are checked so we will contact you through the checking process about providing those too large documents separately.  Applicants will be notified the outcome on 30 April via their student email account.

Supporting documentation including:

  • A copy of your pay slips for the last month, to verify your income;
  • A copy of your partner’s pay slips for the last month to verify their income;
  • A copy of the most recent Centrelink payments received by either you or your spouse/partner and children to verify your receipt of Centrelink payments (screenshots are not sufficient – this link outlines instructions on how to download your Income Statement;
  • If you have a disability or medical condition or mental illness, a copy of letter from a relevant health professional outlining your condition if you are not registered with Accessibility Services.


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