Study Melbourne Student Grants

Date —

26 Mar 2020

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training, Higher Education, International Education

Summary —

Study Melbourne has made some changes to their International Student Welfare Grants to ensure international students are supported as best possible during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis.

Key Issues —

ITECA Members who wish to apply for Study Melbourne funding to support international students, are encouraged to submit their applications by 7 April 2020

Applications can now be emailed to with your organisation names and a 2-3 paragraph overview of our application outlining:

          - the problem the application is seeking to address
          - the project activity
          - the project objectives*
          - an indication of the funding required to deliver your project and how it would be applied

*To be considered for the grant, projects must address at least one of the following objectives:

         - international students are more aware of their rights and responsibilities
         - increased employability/career readiness
         - international students feel more connected and confident living in Victoria
         - international students increase personal and professional networks
         - enhanced cultural competence for international students and employers
           International students have a positive attitude toward studying and working in Victoria
         - job creation and growth
         - reduced risk of exploitation and discrimination for international students
           International students participate and are included in the Victorian economy and society
         - improved health and wellbeing of international students

Emails must be received by the Study Melbourne team by close of business on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Please consult the International Student Welfare Grants program funding guidelines and previously funded projects on the Study Melbourne website. Please note that funding available is capped at $75,000 per project, and all projects to receive funding must be completed by 30 June 2021, with activity commencing before June 2020.

With the COVID-19 crisis changing rapidly, Student Melbourne is encouraging applicants to consider how their projects could:

         - support students onshore that are impacted by COVID-19 social distancing measures and other restrictions (please also refer to updated DHHS guidelines
         - support Premier Daniel Andrews’ Stronger Together campaign by responding to issues raised by the COVID-19 outbreak, and
         - support virtual delivery and other creative solutions to meeting the requirements of the funding guidelines.  

Applications for funding will not be considered by any other method.

Next steps

Successful submissions will be sent a confirmation email with an application link and supporting documentation to complete by the application closing date. After receipts of the confirmation email there will be three weeks to submit the application. Unsuccessful submissions will also be notified by email. Please direct any questions directly to Study Melbourne at:


ITECA is taking the lead role to ensure that timely assistance and support is provided to support independent tertiary education providers impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and the measures taken to contain its spread.  The shared experience of ITECA members is supporting advocacy to government and if you experience any issues be sure to email or telephone 1300 421 017.

Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Victoria State Committee.

Further Information —

For more information on this issue please send an email to or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at

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