2021 - Semester 2 - Financial Support Bursary (International Students) - REOPENED
Applications open: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 8/10/2021
About this scholarship
The Financial Support Bursary (International Students) is available to assist students who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct consequence of COVID-19.
This bursary is for students who require immediate financial assistance and do not have other means of support available for semester 2, 2021.
- Current Students
- Centre for Aboriginal Studies
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science & Engineering
- Science courses
- Engineering courses
- Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
- Pathways to undergraduate
- Postgraduate coursework
- Higher Degree by Research
- International Student
- Need Based
The Financial Support Bursary (International Students) will provide the following support:
- A one-off cash payment ranging from $500 to $1,500 AUD. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses
All Curtin Enabling, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Financial Support Bursary (International Students):
- International student
- Enrolled full-time or part-time (minimum of 25 credits) in an eligible course at Curtin University in semester 2, 2021
- Have a current course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 (if applicable)
- Experiencing financial hardship as a direct consequence of COVID-19
Step 1: Access application form
- Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
Step 2: Complete
- Complete the application form online
- Application form can be saved at any point of the process
- Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
- Tips on how to complete your application can be found on the ‘Applying for scholarships’ link on the scholarships website
Step 3: Submit
- Closing date is listed at the top of the page and within the Scholarships Channel on OASIS
- Incomplete applications will not be assessed
- Once submitted, application status will change to submitted
Step 4: Receipt
- Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted
Step 5: Assessment
- Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
- Responses to questions in application form
- Demonstration of financial hardship as a direct consequence of COVID-19
Step 6: Outcome
- All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome via the Scholarships Channel (Student OASIS) within 8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
Step 7: Acceptance
- Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline
- Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
- Scholarship will commence from the semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
- Scholarship is not transferable to another major, course or university
Recipients must meet all of the following:
- Maintain current enrolment in semester 2, 2021.
Changes to Enrolment
If a recipient intends to change their enrolment, they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office (email@example.com) for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.
Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from their studies will become ineligible for the continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.
Cancellation of Scholarship: Notwithstanding any provision above, Curtin reserves the rights, at its sole discretion, to cancel the award of, or continuity of, the scholarship where the sponsor ceases to fund the scholarship.
For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see Department of Human Services or contact a Centrelink Office. If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office.
Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:
- It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
- An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
- During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or
The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable. For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return. If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.