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Financial support

General bursaries

General bursaries are available to all domestic undergraduate students with a limited number available for postgraduate students. If you apply for any form of financial support, you will automatically be considered for a general bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria.

You can apply for this assistance at any time.


You are eligible to apply for a general bursary if you are:

  • studying full time
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • making satisfactory academic progress
  • experiencing financial difficulty.

If you are studying part time due to a disability and are receiving the Disability Support Pension (DSP), you can apply for a bursary if you meet the other eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Complete the online application through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finances’, ‘Scholarships, prizes, bursaries and loans’, then ‘Apply for financial support’.

You will then need to contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your circumstances. Appointments usually take about 15 minutes and are available between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, contact us to arrange a new time.

What happens next

We will notify you through Sydney Student about the outcome of your application. This will usually be within two days of your appointment.

If successful, follow the prompts in the message to enable your payment.

Payments will be made to your nominated bank account within four to 10 working days. Make sure your bank details are correct in Sydney Student (go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then ‘Bank details’).

If you are in need of immediate assistance, let us know when you make your appointment. An Emergency Cash Payment (ECP) of up to $500 may be available when you have your appointment.

Financial Support Service

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

9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Last updated: 08 January 2018

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