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Applications closing soon for International Student Emergency Relief Fund

International students at Holmesglen who are facing financial hardship as a result of job and income losses should apply soon for the Victorian Government’s $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund.

Holmesglen Institute has been appointed by the Victorian Government to administer the processes for you to apply for a once-only support payment of up to $1,100. We have established a dedicated team of student support officers to receive and assess the applications to determine eligibility for this financial assistance and disperse the funds.

You may have already registered with Study Melbourne, however, you must  complete the Application Form below to be assessed for eligibility to receive the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.

If you meet the eligibility criteria as outlined below, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible for this support by downloading and completing this Application Form  (PDF - 292kb). Completed applications, with supporting  documentation, are to be submitted via email to

Please note:  Having received other financial support from Holmesglen does NOT affect your eligibility to apply for this funding.

Eligibility criteria include:

  1. Be an international student enrolled at Holmesglen Institute in Victoria on or before 16 March.
  2. Be an international student who has a current student visa that expires after 30 June 2020.
  3. Be an international student who currently resides in Victoria, Australia and is presently physically located in Victoria.
  4. Have been engaged in legal work in Victoria in March 2020 and have experienced exceptional circumstances of financial hardship due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The circumstances of hardship arise from:
  • a) significant reduction in hours of employment OR
  •  b) loss of employment due to a business shutdown;


  • they are unable to supplement lost income from other sources of financial support.

If you have any queries about your eligibility for this funding or advice on other support that may be available to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our teams are on standby to assist you by phone at 9564 1703 or email us at

Through the International Student Emergency Relief Fund and Study Melbourne, the Victorian Government is supporting international students who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and are most in need of financial support during this challenging time.

Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative that provides support to international students.  If you are an international student impacted by the pandemic, you can contact them via this form.

The Study in Australia website is also providing useful updates. You should also visit the Australian Government's Department of Education, Skills and Employment's  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for International Students and parents.

International student support at Holmesglen

 Holmesglen's International Centre is directly contacting international students from countries affected by the travel bans.

Student Wellbeing offers support to students during this time. For personal counselling and careers, financial, welfare and disability support or request an appointment online (link to appointment form) or reach out on 9564 1649

Please note. The situation with the spread of Novel Coronavirus is rapidly changing so continue to check this page for updates.


All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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