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International Student Welfare Program

Promoting the wellbeing of international students and enhancing their experience of living in Victoria

Overview

The International Student Welfare Program provides funding for activities, approaches and partnerships that promote the wellbeing and enhance the experience of international students studying and living in Victoria.

Up to date information about funding rounds including opening and closing dates will be provided on this page when available.

At a Glance

The International Student Welfare Program provides funding for activities, approaches and partnerships that promote the wellbeing and enhance the experience of international students studying and living in Victoria.

The program supports post-secondary international students - those studying at universities, vocational colleges and other registered training organisations in Victoria.

The International Student Welfare Program is divided into two funding categories.

Student groups and associations and other organisations may be eligible to apply for one or more of the following funding categories:
 
•    Category 1 - International Student Group Activities
•    Category 2 - Wellbeing Partnership Activities

Category 1, International Student Group Activities, provides funding to student groups or associations to deliver low cost activities.

Category 2, Wellbeing Partnership Activities, provides funding for larger activities involving two or more organisations working in partnership to deliver the activity.

Potential Funding

•    Category 1 International Student Group Activities
Up to $5,000 to help student groups deliver activities that support the wellbeing of international students

•    Category 2 Wellbeing Partnership Activities
Up to $75,000 for partnerships of two or more organisations to deliver activities that support the wellbeing of international students. Applicants will be expected to contribute a minimum contribution matched to the level of the grant.

 

 

Eligibility

Student groups and associations and other organisations applying for this funding must:
•    Be a legal entity and operate in Victoria
•    have an Australian Business Number ( ABN)
•    have been operating for a least two years
•    have appropriate insurance cover for the activity being proposed.

For more information on the full eligibility criteria, please visit the individual categories under this Program.

Program Overview

Applications for the International Student Welfare Grants Program will open soon. The guidelines below have been made available to help you prepare your submission.

Please note: some resources referenced in the guidelines are not yet available. These include:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Application Form Templates (one for each of the funding categories)
  • Activity Plan template
  • Budget and expenditure plan template
  • Advice about Webinars.

These will be added to this webpage prior to the next funding round so please check back.

International Student Welfare Program Guidelines - Category 1 (PDF 389.68 KB)PDF icon

International Student Welfare Program Guidelines - Category 2 (PDF 412.63 KB)PDF icon

For any enquiries related to the program, please email studymelbourne@ecodev.vic.gov.au

You can find more information about the ISW program and other initiatives for international students on the Study Melbourne website.
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