International Students - 25th June
Written on the 24 June 2020 by SAFCA
This week I was contacted by an international student asking if we can help pay their rent. I referred them to Emergency Relief and the Student association at their Uni. I am hearing that this is becoming a big issue for International Students who have lost their part time income. And that Emergency Relief agencies are inundated with students asking for help. Here is a wrap up of information we have posted in previous Newsletters.
The SA Government has a new International Student Support Package to assist international students with living expenses during COVID-19. The funding is for English language students, Vocational Education and Training students and higher education students studying with one of the state's private higher-education institutions. For more information on the assistance package and to apply, visit Study Adelaide.
If a student is concerned about their application they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, date of application and application number to ask about the progress of the grant.
We encourage students to contact their University Student Association to enquire about special emergency payments which may be available.
A quick search on Google shows that some other Education institutions are offering assistance to international students affected by Covid-19, for example:
You can reach this website via a link on the FCA Toolkit. Go to "Government Assistance" and look under Temporary Visa holders or Temporary Residents. You will find information about accessing superannuation, State based help, and Emergency Assistance. The information is updated regularly.