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COVID19 – Government announces help for international students in Victoria!

Help for international students announced in Victoria

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The International Student Emergency Relief Fund will provide a payment of up to A$1,100 for vulnerable international students

On 29 April 2020, the Victorian Government announced help for international students with a $45 million fund to support international students in Victoria facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The fund is being delivered in partnership with Victoria’s tertiary education providers.

The fund

The International Student Emergency Relief Fund will provide a payment of up to A$1,100 for vulnerable international students who have lost their job or had a significant reduction to their employment and are facing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The fund complements the range of relief programs offered by Victorian universities, education providers and existing government support.

Who can apply?

International students from Victoria’s tertiary education providers including universities, TAFEs, private Vocational Education and Training providers and English language colleges are eligible to apply for the hardship payment.

The program is aimed to provide help for international students who have lost their job or had a significant reduction to their employment and are facing financial hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

How to apply?

To register your interest in this fund, complete the form in this website :
https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/news-updates/international-student-emergency-relief-fund

Study Melbourne will contact you via email once further information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process is available.

Source: https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/news-updates/international-student-emergency-relief-fund

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