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Financial support

Disaster relief bursary

If you have been directly affected by the recent bushfires and require financial support, we encourage you to apply for the University of Sydney Disaster Relief Bursary.

The value of the bursary is up to $1000 and is a one-off payment. In addition to bursary support we also offer interest free loans.


You are eligible to apply for the bursary if you:

  • are a domestic student enrolled in any faculty of the University
  • have been directly affected by a recent natural disaster
  • are experiencing financial difficulties.

Supporting documents

You will need to provide the following: 

  • proof of address in an area identified as affected by a natural disaster
  • proof of your current financial situation (for example, a bank statement) 
  • an outline of how the natural disaster has had a significant impact on you and your household.

How to apply

Complete the online application and upload your supporting documents in Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finance’, ‘Scholarships, prizes, bursaries and loans’, ‘Applications’, then ‘Advertised bursary application’.

Contact us at if you need more advice.

Financial Support Service

  • Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Opening hours

9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Last updated: 08 January 2020

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