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.
At a Glance
The International Student Welfare (ISW) Program supports post-secondary international students - those studying at universities, vocational colleges and other registered training organisations in Victoria.
The Program is divided into two funding categories.
Student groups and associations and other organisations may be eligible to apply for one or both of the following funding categories:
- 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.
- 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.
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 proposed activity.
For more information on the full eligibility criteria, please visit the individual categories under this Program.
The ISW Program is divided into two funding categories. Student groups and associations and other organisations may be eligible to apply for funding under either or both of the categories.
To be notified of future application rounds, email the Study Melbourne team.
How to apply
Before applying for this Program, make sure you review the information below:
Category 1 - International Student Group Activities
Category 2 - Wellbeing Partnership Activities
Budget and Expenditure Forecast Template
Read the ISW Program guidelines
Please read the ISW Program Funding Application Guidelines above before writing your application.
Check whether you are eligible for funding
Complete the checklist in Section 8 of the guidelines to find out if your organisation and the proposed activity are eligible for funding under this program. Doing this will help you complete the Eligibility Criteria in the application form.
Contact the ISW Program team
If you are eligible for funding, ensure you contact the ISW Program team to discuss your proposed activity before you prepare your application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Decide on one lead applicant (Category 2 only)
Category 2 applications must be submitted in the name of one lead applicant. This is usually the organisation with the main coordinating role within the partnership. You only need to provide contact details for the lead applicant.
Double-check the closing date and time
Check the closing date and time for this funding round, shown on this webpage and at the top of the application form.
Plan ahead so you don’t miss the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.
For any enquiries related to the Program, please email email@example.com
You can find more information about the ISW Program and other initiatives for international students on the Study Melbourne website.
How to apply
All funding applications must be submitted electronically through the application portal. Printed, emailed, faxed, posted or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.
Please note: For notification of future program opening dates, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the ISW Program mailing list.