With NSW experiencing increased restrictions as a consequence of the most recent COVID-19 outbreak, we understand that many students are experiencing significant financial hardship. In response to this hardship, UNSW will be providing COVID-19 Financial Grants for eligible students.
To be eligible for COVID-19 Financial Support Grant you must:
Have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 situation. You must provide supporting document to demonstrate this (see below).
Be currently living in Australia.
Be currently enrolled at UNSW.
How to apply:
To apply for a COVID-19 Financial Support Grant follow the link below:
Ensure that you submit your supporting documentation with your application. This MUST include:
Bank statements from ALL of your bank accounts showing all expenses for the past 2 months.
A personal statement explaining how COVID-19 has financially impacted you.
Applications are open until 11:59PM, Sunday, 8th of August, 2021. Application outcomes will be released between 9-20 August, 2021. We will not be providing updates on the status of your application until the final outcome has been released.
If you have an issue submitting your application for a COVID-19 Financial Support Grant, you can email email@example.com for assistance.
Please see below for further information on what type of statement and other supporting documentation is acceptable.
Your application will need to demonstrate how you are currently experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 situation and are unable to meet your current daily needs.
You will need to include a personal statement that outlines your financial difficulties clearly and any unusual activity in your bank statement. This statement must clearly explain how you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
You should also include any documentation to support your statement, such a letter from your employer, or your most recent pay slips.
All bank accounts must be disclosed with the relevant bank statements attached showing all expenses from the past 60 days prior to your application.
To apply for a COVID-19 Financial Support Grant, youMUST provide recent bank statements with a transaction history from all your banking institutions that shows your transaction history from the past 2 months is required for your application to be eligible.
A transaction history is a record of all transactions in a given period and is available through internet banking. Your transaction history must be submitted in PDF form and include:
The bank logo,
Your full name
A list of all transactions in the given period (the past 3 months from submitting your application), and
A running balance.
A screenshot of your bank account or proof of balance statement WILL NOT be accepted.
Instructions for downloading your transaction history for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, ANZ and NAB can be found below.
Please note: Some banks, like ANZ and Citibank, do not allow you to download a transaction history for a specific date range, limiting your ability to show transactions for the past 60 days prior to your application. In these cases please provide:
Bank Statements for the past two months and,
Evidence of your current balance and recent spending and,
An explanation in the personal statement or by email to explain.
Create a Transaction Summary
You can instantly create an official letter confirming your transactions and account details for a period that you choose.