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  • Currently funded projects

Study Melbourne is running the International Student Welfare Program, a grants program that provides funding for activities and partnerships to enhance the experience of international students living and studying in Victoria. See more videos like this on the Study Melbourne YouTube channel.

The program supports post-secondary international students - those studying at universities, vocational colleges and other registered training organisations in Victoria.

Two funding categories

The ISW Program is divided into two funding categories. Student groups and associations and other organisations may be eligible to apply for funding under either or both of the categories.

Category 1 International Student Group Activities

Category 1 International Student Group Activities, provides funding to student groups or associations to deliver low cost activities.

Funding: Up to $5,000 to help student groups deliver activities that support  the wellbeing of international students.

Category 2 Wellbeing Partnership Activities

Category 2 Wellbeing Partnership Activities provides funding for larger activities involving two or more organisations working in partnership to deliver the activity.

Funding: Up to $75,000 for partnerships of two or more organisations to deliver activities that support the wellbeing of international students. Applicants will be expected to contribute a minimum contribution matched to the level of the grant.

To be notified of future application rounds, email studymelbourne@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Funded projects

Learn more about previously funded projects  2015 and 2016, 2017, January 2018, June 2018 and October 2018


Student groups and associations and other organisations applying for this funding must:

  • be a legal entity and operate in Victoria
  • have an Australian Business Number ( ABN)
  • have been  operating for a least two years
  • have appropriate insurance cover for the activity being proposed.