The Guild has negotiated with the university to secure additional assistance for students living on campus.
A bursary between $1500 and $3000 will be available to domestic students who are:
- Low socio-economic background (e.g. regional or remote, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander)
- Experiencing financial hardship, and/or
- Experiencing other circumstances that may impact their ability to study (e.g. medical/personal circumstances, identify as LGBTQIA+, disability etc)
International students who require financial assistance due to a significant change in their financial situation since accepting a course offer and/or commencing studies at Curtin are also eligible for the bursary.
The Guild is continuing to bring student housing issues to the State Government. We are seeking a long term plan to improve rights and protections of students. As part of this we are asking the State Government to strengthen the Residential Tenancy Act to prevent Curtin University and accommodation providers such as UniLodge from unfair practices.
We understand that the fees, charges and increases in campus accommodation are still affecting people, especially those not eligible for the bursary. We will continue to seek a fairer deal for students and after the exam period we will engage with student residents to take our next steps in this campaign.
You can apply for this bursary by visiting the Curtin scholarships website