The Study Melbourne Inclusion Program (SMIP) forms part of Victoria's International Education Recovery Plan 2025 to support international students in Victoria.
The SMIP provides funding for activities that support and promote the wellbeing of international students and enhance their experience living in Victoria.
In 2023, Study Melbourne funded 15 projects to enhance international students’ experience in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Learn more.
Applications for the 2024 round of the program are open now!
The program supports post-secondary international students studying at Victorian based universities, TAFEs, private higher education and vocational colleges, English language colleges and and other registered training organisations.
It does not fund activities that target students studying at higher learning institutions outside of Victoria.
Activities that may be considered for funding can focus on a range of topics, including (but not limited to) mental and physical health, volunteering and leadership, community engagement, arts, culture, health and safety.
Activities supporting greater inclusion of women, LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour and all faiths, people with disabilities and those from a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds are also encouraged.
The SMIP provides grants of up to $75,000 for partnerships of two or more organisations to deliver activities that support and promote the wellbeing of international students in Victoria. All applications for SMIP funding must provide a minimum co-contribution of at least half of the value of the requested funding (e.g. applications for a $50,000 grant must include a co-contribution of at least $25,000).
How to apply
Before applying, please read the program guidelines, supporting documents, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and top 10 tips.
- Study Melbourne Inclusion Program – Guidelines (PDF 231.33 KB)
- Study Melbourne Inclusion Program – Guidelines | accessible version (DOCX 158.09 KB)
- Study Melbourne Inclusion Program – Activity plan template (XLSX 20.24 KB)
- Study Melbourne Inclusion Program – Budget and expenditure forecast template (XLSX 140.14 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Read the full list of FAQs
Top 10 tips
Applications must be submitted on the Business Victoria Website.
Applications for the 2024 round of the program are open until 11:59 PM on Friday, 15 December 2023.
A member of the SMIP team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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