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How to access the International Student Emergency Relief in Melbourne?

Melbourne Students to receive support from the government

If you are an international student in Victoria (including Melbourne), you can access some funds the State Government has made available. You only have to meet all four criteria. In this blog, we will explain to you how you can get these funds.

What’s the criteria?

The State Government recently updated the requirements so more students can access these funds. To be eligible to apply for the Fund you must meet all four eligibility criteria:

  1. You were enrolled in an eligible private tertiary education provider in Victoria at 31 March 2020.

    Your Confirmation of Enrolment must confirm you were enrolled at 31 March 2020.
  2. You have a current student or bridging visa (with a student visa application in process).

    Even if your previous visa expired and you are now waiting for your new student visa, you are eligible to receive support from the Victorian state.
  3. You are currently located in Victoria, Australia.
  4. You were employed in Victoria any time between March and July 2020, are in financial hardship due to lost work and don’t have other financial support.

    You can now apply if you can show that you worked in Victoria any time between March and July 2020, and are experiencing financial hardship due to lost work.

Find more information about the International Student Emergency Relief Fund and read the detailed Eligibility criteria

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