Financial assistance

If you are experiencing financial or personal hardship there are financial support options available to help you meet your goals.

Scholarships

Scholarships are payments to help support your study. They’re not loans so don’t need to be repaid. Most scholarships are not intended to cover the whole cost of tuition fees, but can help to cover university costs such as books, living expenses and transport.

Murdoch offers scholarships for:

  • students facing financial hardship
  • students with records of high achievement
  • students from regional areas
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • international students
  • students studying specific courses.

You can also explore your options with scholarships offered by external providers, including government and private organisations.

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Emergency loans

Emergency and short term loans are available for domestic students who can demonstrate severe financial difficulties.

See emergency loans

Overseas student loans

International students may be eligible for financial aid programs offered by the government in their home country.

View loans for overseas students

Book subsidy scheme

If you are a domestic student and struggling financially, you can apply each semester for a voucher to purchase essential textbooks from the Murdoch Bookshop.

Learn more about the book subsidy scheme

Student Assist

The Murdoch Guild Student Assist office offers a wide range of student welfare and financial support options, including an on-campus food bank with non-perishable food for students who are struggling financially.

See Student Assist