Asylum Seekers and Refugees Scholarship

Scholarship Value:
Fee Waiver & Up to $5,000 annual living stipend (FTE)
Opening Date:
7 Nov 2022
Closing Date:
5 Feb 2023
Student Type:


To provide financial assistance for students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Murdoch University.

Murdoch University
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
3 or 4 years
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 1
Study Area:
  • Business
  • Creative Arts and Communication
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Science
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • Law and Criminology


You must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be residing in Australia
  • A person seeking asylum
  • Be on a Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa or in the process of applying for one of these or any other protection visa.
  • Be eligible for entry into an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the time of application
  • Be intending to enrol and commence studies in Semester 1, 2023 at Murdoch University

How to Apply

Please email the completed application form and required documents to

Required Documents

The scholarship requires you to provide the following documents:

  • completed application form
  • please provide a copy of your visa or provide evidence you have applied for a protection visa/SHEV/TPV
  • a personal statement (of no more than 1 A4 page) that includes:
    • What has been your previous work and study experience – this can be formal (school or TAFE) or informal (voluntary work, learning with volunteer organisations)?
    • What are your motivations regarding studying your particular course and how does this relates to your future career?
    • What barriers (financial or otherwise) does this scholarship assist you in overcoming?
  • Statement of recommendation from a school (secondary or tertiary) or community leader (not a family member).
  • Referee Statements which could support your application

Payment Method

100% of tuition fees will be covered.

Annual Living Stipend – Payment will be made in the following instalments: $5,000 per annum ($2,500 per semester) across the length of the successful recipient’s degree.

Student Amenities fee will be waived.

The successful recipient will also have use of a Murdoch Laptop.

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