ACU Refugee Scholarship
Opens 1 Jun 2024 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline 31 Jul 2024 11:59 PM (AEST)
Fee waiver
Description

About this scholarship

Established in 2016, this scholarship supports students who are commencing undergraduate studies at ACU and who have come to Australia as an Unaccompanied Minor; or are on a Temporary Protection Visa seeking asylum; and are not eligible for Commonwealth supported places.   

Scholarship type

Equity  

Value

This scholarship will cover:

- The full cost of your tuition fees for the duration of your course.

- The Student Services and Amenities Fees.

- Single overseas student health cover (in the absence of access to Medicare where required).

Student type

Future or Commencing Students  

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to those who meet all of the following criteria:

- Citizenship: granted a Temporary Protection Visa, Bridging Visa A, C or E, Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, Temporary Humanitarian Stay visa (Subclass 449) and Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (Subclass 786).

Have a connection with an ACU partner or community organisation who will act as your sponsor and can provide a written reference. *

Course: any ACU undergraduate degree

Study load: full-time (exemptions can apply in special circumstances)

Have received an offer to commence a new course at ACU as an international student in Semester 2, 2024.

* The sponsor is expected to assist the student to find work or other funding to support themselves while at university. ACU will seek to work with this sponsor to support the student throughout their course. 

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

- A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:

    - why wish to undertake an ACU degree.

    - how this scholarship could financially support you whilst studying.

A letter of recommendation from the ACU partner or community organisation who will act as your sponsor. Additional personal or character letters of recommendation are welcome (up to 2 maximum). Shortlisted applicants’ references may be contacted

Certified copy of passport

Certified copy of visaCertified copy of Immicard (ID) (if available)

- Details of your most recent completed education

A copy of your ACU Offer.

 

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

- Written statement

Letter of recommendation from community sponsor

Interview (shortlisted applicants, only if necessary)  

Preference will be given to recent senior high school graduates.  

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office. Those shortlisted may be required to attend an interview with a selection panel. The recipients will be selected by ACU Global Engagement.

 

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following each semester for the duration of the scholarship:

- Minimum pass grade for 50% of credit points attempted

Study load: full-time 

Enrolment in the same course under which the scholarship is received.

Citizenship: Can not be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand.

Exceptional circumstances can be taken into consideration if any of the ongoing eligibility requirements are not met. 

 

Other

Recipients will be requested to submit an Impact Statement for supporters of the ACU Refugee Scholarship Program explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The statement should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October each year.

It is the recipient’s responsibility to notify ACU immediately should their visa status change or should they be granted any other category of visa. A recipient may be asked periodically to show proof that their visa status has not changed. 

Enquiries

Please email ACU Global Engagement - International Compliance team international.compliance@acu.edu.au.

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ACU Refugee Scholarship


About this scholarship

Established in 2016, this scholarship supports students who are commencing undergraduate studies at ACU and who have come to Australia as an Unaccompanied Minor; or are on a Temporary Protection Visa seeking asylum; and are not eligible for Commonwealth supported places.   

Scholarship type

Equity  

Value

This scholarship will cover:

- The full cost of your tuition fees for the duration of your course.

- The Student Services and Amenities Fees.

- Single overseas student health cover (in the absence of access to Medicare where required).

Student type

Future or Commencing Students  

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to those who meet all of the following criteria:

- Citizenship: granted a Temporary Protection Visa, Bridging Visa A, C or E, Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, Temporary Humanitarian Stay visa (Subclass 449) and Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (Subclass 786).

Have a connection with an ACU partner or community organisation who will act as your sponsor and can provide a written reference. *

Course: any ACU undergraduate degree

Study load: full-time (exemptions can apply in special circumstances)

Have received an offer to commence a new course at ACU as an international student in Semester 2, 2024.

* The sponsor is expected to assist the student to find work or other funding to support themselves while at university. ACU will seek to work with this sponsor to support the student throughout their course. 

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

- A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:

    - why wish to undertake an ACU degree.

    - how this scholarship could financially support you whilst studying.

A letter of recommendation from the ACU partner or community organisation who will act as your sponsor. Additional personal or character letters of recommendation are welcome (up to 2 maximum). Shortlisted applicants’ references may be contacted

Certified copy of passport

Certified copy of visaCertified copy of Immicard (ID) (if available)

- Details of your most recent completed education

A copy of your ACU Offer.

 

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

- Written statement

Letter of recommendation from community sponsor

Interview (shortlisted applicants, only if necessary)  

Preference will be given to recent senior high school graduates.  

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office. Those shortlisted may be required to attend an interview with a selection panel. The recipients will be selected by ACU Global Engagement.

 

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following each semester for the duration of the scholarship:

- Minimum pass grade for 50% of credit points attempted

Study load: full-time 

Enrolment in the same course under which the scholarship is received.

Citizenship: Can not be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand.

Exceptional circumstances can be taken into consideration if any of the ongoing eligibility requirements are not met. 

 

Other

Recipients will be requested to submit an Impact Statement for supporters of the ACU Refugee Scholarship Program explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The statement should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October each year.

It is the recipient’s responsibility to notify ACU immediately should their visa status change or should they be granted any other category of visa. A recipient may be asked periodically to show proof that their visa status has not changed. 

Enquiries

Please email ACU Global Engagement - International Compliance team international.compliance@acu.edu.au.

Value

Fee waiver

Apply
Opens
1 Jun 2024 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline
31 Jul 2024 11:59 PM (AEST)

Categories
Equity