The University of Newcastle, Australia

Student Hardship Fund

Emergency support for students in need

A message from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO

The number of students contacting us for urgent financial support is unprecedented, and is only anticipated to grow as the COVID-19 crisis continues. There has also been an increased need for laptop grants for students who do not have a computer to enable their study online. While our campuses continue to remain open to support our students, this still places many in a very difficult position.

One in four of our domestic undergraduate students here at the University of Newcastle come from a low socio-economic background and have already faced and overcome significant hardship to follow their dreams of a university education. Many have recently lost the jobs they rely on to support themselves and their families while they complete their studies.

The Student Hardship Fund supports students facing hardship through $500 hardship grants and $750 laptop grants.

If you are in a position to, please consider donating. Your generous donation will support our most vulnerable students. 100% of your tax deductible donation will go directly to students in need. Every donation helps!

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