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 promote the wellbeing of international students and enhance their experience living in Victoria.

This year, Study Melbourne funded 15 projects to support the wellbeing of international students and enhance their experience of living in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Learn more.


The Program supports post-secondary international students – those studying either on-shore or off-shore at Victorian based universities, vocational colleges, 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 include (but are not limited to) welfare services, volunteering and leadership programs, counselling, events, sporting activities, workshops, producing information material and practice guides and awareness campaigns.

Activities which support greater inclusion of women, LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour and all faiths, people with disability and those from a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds are also encouraged.

Potential Funding

The Program provides grants of up to $75,000 for partnerships of two or more organisations to deliver activities that support the wellbeing of international students in Victoria. All applicants will be expected to provide a minimum co-contribution that contributes to at least half of the value of funding being applied for.

Before applying

Please read the program guidelines, supporting documents, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and top 10 tips.

Program Guidelines

Activity Plan

Budget and Expenditure Forecast Template


How to apply

To apply for the grant please visit the Business Victoria website.

Applications for this program closed at 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Further information

Education providers or student-related organisations interested in future application rounds can email for more information.