If personal circumstances impact your ability to study, you may qualify for support through Government or provider assistance programs.
Students with disability
Education providers can help with access and participation, provide disability support officers, counsellors, on-campus medical services, and help you manage your study load. If you have an NDIS plan, it may be possible to organise additional support through your planner or existing providers.
The Australian Government has an ongoing commitment to improving the higher education access, participation and attainment rates of students from regional and remote areas of Australia and offers a number of targeted programs and initiatives to support these students to succeed in their studies.
Full value scholarships under the Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program are valued at $18,000 (for full-time study over four years, or the part-time equivalent) to assist eligible students with the cost of their higher-level tertiary study (pro-rata amounts apply depending on study load and course duration).
Regional University Centres support tertiary students to study online with any Australian education providers. The Centres provide student support and campus-like facilities, like study spaces, video conferencing, computer and internet facilities, in regional and remote areas across Australia.
The Government’s Job-ready Graduates package announced additional opportunities for regional students, including increased funding to expand and strengthen the Regional University Centres program, and a new $5000 tertiary access payment for school-leavers from outer regional or remote areas who relocate more than 90 minutes from their home to undertake full‑time, higher‑level tertiary education.
What am I eligible for?
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