COVID-19 support for international students in Victoria

On 29 April 2020, the Victorian Government announced 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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.

Who is eligible to apply?

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?

Fill out the form on this website: https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/help-and-support/support-for-students-coronavirus

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Author: Jag Khairra
I am a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) in Australia and I advise and assist clients who are looking to call Australia their home to live, work, study or do business. I have been doing so since 2006. I also assist international students with their admissions to Australian universities and colleges, and counsel them to achieve career goals. I read at least 10 books a year, enjoy landscape photography, love watching movies and listening to music. Sometimes, I binge watch Netflix (and other streaming services). These days, I'm listening to South Asian rock bands (mostly from Pakistan) and I'm loving it. MARN 0634839

Disclaimer
The above article constitutes only generic information on migration issues, and does not constitute specific migration advice to any entity or individual.

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