Friday, December 21, 2018

Victoria Hardship Fund Equity Grants for International Students in New Zealand, 2019

Victoria University (VU) is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria. It is a dual-sector tertiary institution providing courses in both higher education and Technical and Further Education (TAFE). 2016 marked VU's centenary as an educational institution and its 25th anniversary as a university.
The University has several campuses in Melbourne Central Business District, Melbourne Western Region, and in Sydney, comprising six academic colleges, six research institutes, seven research centres and VU's Victoria Polytechnic (providing vocational education and training). It also offers courses at partner institutions throughout Asia.

These grants are to encourage students who are facing financial hardship to continue in their studies at Victoria University. The grants are funded from the Student Assistance Scheme, and were established in 2000.

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Up to $2,000. See additional information.

Tenure of award:
One or two trimesters


  • Applications are open to all students who are studying at Victoria University of Wellington including domestic, international, undergraduate, postgraduate, part time and full time students.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the trimester they are applying for. E.g. Students who apply for round 1 must be enrolled in trimester 1 of the same year.
  • The grants will be awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic commitment and progress. Factors taken into consideration when assessing financial need could include – high course costs, high transport costs, medical conditions or a disability preventing part-time work, family to support, any other relevant circumstances.
  • The Grants are intended to assist with ongoing costs related to study. They are not intended for tuition fees. The student is expected to be claiming all other available funding; ie Studylink, Student Loan, if eligible.
  • All offers of the award will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in the trimester they are applying for and having satisfactory academic progress in their prior trimester.
  • Recipients are expected to register with their student ID number and complete two online Blackbullion modules (of their choice) before receiving the second instalment. The second instalment will not be paid until this condition is met. 

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a completed online application outlining details of their situation and provide financial evidence. Financial Evidence Required:
  • A recent bank document showing the balances in all your accounts (internet banking printouts are acceptable).
  •  A recent bank document showing at least two weeks of transactions in the account(s) where your income is receives and any rent/board paid from (internet banking printouts are acceptable).
  • For domestic students only: A StudyLink / WINZ document stating your current entitlements*
*If your entitlements for the coming year have not yet been processed, documents from the previous year will be accepted.

There are three rounds of applications per year:
  • Round 1 : 18th February 2019
  • Round 2: 10th June 2019
  • Round 3: 30th September 2019

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