Student loans and grants

Find out about the University's financial assistance options for currently enrolled students.

We acknowledge that you might be experiencing unexpected financial challenges because of COVID-19, so we've developed financial support packages to help support you during this time. Find out more.

Student loans

Interest free student loans are available for eligible students to assist with course related and/or living expenses.

Short-term loan

This type of loan is useful for immediate cash flow problems. The maximum amount available to borrow is $1,000 without a guarantor.

Find out more about short-term loans

Long-term loan

This type of loan is useful for assisting with a number of unexpected study-related expenses. The maximum amount available to borrow is $5,000, with a guarantor required to secure the loan.

Find out more about long-term loans

If you have a current student loan and want to talk to someone about your repayments, please contact the Loans Repayment Office, University Finance Department on (+61 3) 9035 4000 (option 2) or finance-studentloans@unimelb.edu.au.

One-off financial hardship grants

One-off grants are available to students who are experiencing significant financial hardship and require immediate assistance to pay for critical expenses such as food, rent and bills

To apply, you must book an appointment with a Financial Aid Adviser to discuss your circumstances and other support services you may need at this time.