Swinburne Student Emergency Fund

Swinburne has established the Swinburne Student Emergency Fund to support all current Swinburne students who have been impacted by an emergency such as a bushfire, drought or health pandemic. This fund is generously supported by the Pridmore Trust and our valued donors.
At Swinburne, we want to create an inclusive, equitable and supportive environment for our students to thrive. The Student Emergency Fund will enable students that have been impacted by disasters such as bushfires, floods, droughts or a health pandemic to access financial support through a one-off grant of up to $1,000. We are committed to ensuring that all students with aspirations of higher education and training can succeed, regardless of circumstance.
Courses eligible
Available to all current students from all Swinburne courses.
Eligibility / selection criteria
If you have been impacted by disasters such as the Australian bushfires, floods or droughts or by a health pandemic and as such can demonstrate financial need, you may be eligible to access emergency funds.
To be eligible, you must:
  • Provide a statement demonstrating the impact of the emergency on your studies. The statement should be limited to 500 words and address the following:
    • Type of emergency
    • Impact on your studies
    • Anticipated duration of impact
Include any supporting documents if available. This may include medical certificates, insurance claims, photographs, supporting statements from educators or employers.
NOTE: payment is made via electronic transfer. In order to expediate the application and offer process, please assist us in recording your banking details in My Financials by following these instructions:
1. From the Swinburne website, click on Current Students and SIGN IN.
2. At the right hand side click on the link 'My Financials (pay fees)'.  
3. Click on the tab that says 'My Financials (Fees)'.
4. At the left hand side, click on 'Bank Details'. 
4. Follow the prompts to record your Australian bank account details. 
A limited number of individual grants valued up to $1,000 (one time payment) are available.
How to apply
We encourage any Swinburne student or aspiring student affected by natural disaster in Australia to complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation to the Scholarships and Orientation team where our friendly staff can provide further assistance and support.
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.