Study Enrichment Allowance

The Study Enrichment Allowance provides financial assistance to enhance students’ formal studies. Eligible activities include:

  1. fieldwork included as part of the formal study program;
  2. conferences relevant to their studies or for professional development;
  3. supplementary academic support (such as individual or group tutorials or assistance with thesis editing); and
  4. travel home for a short-term visit.

Funding is limited to $2000 per annum per student. Unspent funds may be accrued across years.

Your expected SEA entitlements:

1 year scholarship: $2000
1.5 year scholarship: $4000
2 year scholarship: $4000
2.5 year scholarship: $6000
3 year scholarship: $6000
3.5 year scholarship: $8000
4 year scholarship: $8000

ALA only permits a maximum of 4 years study; SEA entitlement should not exceed $8000

If you commenced your scholarship in 2007 you may still be entitled to some of your original funding as well. Please contact the AusAID Unit for further details.

Funding is limited to A$2000 per annum per Scholar and will accumulate over the duration of the Scholarship. Scholars may not apply for funds in advance from future years.

Please note ADS students are not entitled to SEA

Important: you must obtain approval in advance

Please note that the University has strict expectations in terms of how this funding is to be made available. As a result, you should never make a payment towards any of these activities on the assumption that AusAID or the International Student Office will automatically refund you. You must to obtain written approval from the AusAID Unit in advance of any expenditure. Part of this written approval will also specify how the expenditure will be managed – in many cases this will involve the AusAID Unit paying directly towards the approved services (eg airline) rather than to you.

Should you wish to access SEA you should follow the procedures outlined below:

Fieldwork

Contact the AusAID Officer to obtain an Application Form to access SEA for this purpose.. This should be completed by both you and your supervisor and returned to the AusAID Officer for assessment. You will be advised in writing of the result of this assessment.

Please note that If you are conducting fieldwork or other research outside Australia for more than one semester (or 6 months) it is DIAC policy that all dependants depart Australia at the same time. Dependants of students conducting fieldwork or other research outside Australia for less than one semester (or 6 months) may be permitted to remain in Australia. Please contact DIAC for further information regarding these requirements

Conference Funding

Contact the to obtain an Application Form to access SEA for this purpose. Please provide information on the conference and advise a breakdown of costs. Your request will be assessed and you will be advised of the result in writing.

Supplementary Academic Support

Contact the to obtain an Application Form to access SEA for this purpose. You will be advised in writing the result of this assessment.

Travel Home for a Short Visit

Contact the to obtain an Application Form to access SEA for this purpose. Please provide preferred travel dates (departure and return flights). Your request will be assessed and you will be advised of the result in writing.