Scholarship - Curtin Humanitarian Fund, Curtin University, Australia

Publish Date: Sep 18, 2015

Deadline: Nov 20, 2015

2016 - Curtin Humanitarian Fund (International Students)

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Humanitarian Fund has been developed by Curtin University to support Curtin undergraduate students from a refugee-like background and are experiencing financial difficulty in meeting costs of pursuing higher education.

The Fund is in accordance with Curtin’s long-standing, formal commitment to Ethics and Social Justice.

Student type: Future Students


  • Humanities
  • Science & Engineering
  • Curtin Business School
  • Health Sciences

Course type

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework

Scholarship base:  Need Based


The Curtin Humanitarian Fund will provide a range of awards to support educational costs. The award amount will be dependant on the circumstances of the individual recipient and the annual availability of funds.

Eligible courses

  • All undergraduate degrees
  • Postgraduate degrees in masters by coursework only

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Humanitarian Fund Scholarship:

  • International citizen
  • Currently reside within Australia
  • Currently applying for, or have submitted an application for either:
    • An undergraduate degree at Curtin University in Semester 1, 2016 OR
    • A postgraduate (masters by coursework) degree at Curtin University in Semester 1, 2016
  • Be from a refugee-like background, or the relative of such a person, who experienced forced migration and may have entered Australia in a number of ways including:
    • Off-shore approved Refugee or Humanitarian entrant
    • Onshore, community based Asylum Seeker or refugee
    • Temporary Protection Visa holder
    • Family Reunion
  • Financial hardship

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study

  • Maintain enrolment each semester at Curtin University

  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 each semester

  • Fail no more than one unit attempted each semester

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office.

How to apply

Application process

Application form  Download

Changes to enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

  • Change of course
  • Leave of absence (If approved the maximum period of leave is 12 months)

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for 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.

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

For more information about what scholarships you can apply for please visit our application profiles.

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the Application Guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for however, will only be awarded up to one Curtin funded continuing scholarship.  A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments.  A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

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