Student Emergency Fund

Applications open
Open all year
Payment per year
Up to $2,000
One off payment
All Programs
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Available In
All Faculties
Available To
Commencing Students
Continuing Students

The Student Emergency Fund was established to offer support to students who are studying at the University of Adelaide, who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship and who, without financial support, might not be able to continue their studies or complete their program.

To be eligible students must be:

  • enrolled at the University (undertaking an undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate Coursework or Postgraduate Research program)
  • maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • able to demonstrate short-term financial need in either education or living expenses
  • undertaking a minimum study load of 3 units per semester

Applications will be accepted at any time. Applications must be submitted to Student Care using the Student Emergency Fund application form and must include:

  • a statement of no more than 300 words in length describing the applicant’s need for financial assistance and how the Fund will be used if successful
  • the amount of the Fund being applied for (which will be subject to the merit of application and availability of funds)
  • any other awards, scholarships or grants held or applied for by the applicant
  • supporting documentary evidence of financial need e.g. details of income tested Commonwealth income support payment, such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY benefits or other details of their financial circumstances.

If you would like to apply to the Student Emergency Fund please:

  1. Download, print and complete the application form
  2. Make an appointment to discuss your application with an Education Welfare Officer (EWO) through Student Care (please email or phone 8313 5430)
  3. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation at your appointment with the EWO

** Please ensure you have answered all questions, signed and dated the application form. Please also provide your bank account details at **

Completed applications must be lodged in person with Student Care.