COVID-19 response update: 1 May 2020

Student financial assistance delivered as remote learning extended

COVID-19 response update: 1 May 2020

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is providing financial assistance and certainty for its students as it continues to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

10% remote learning bursary announced

UOW will provide a 10% remote study bursary to assist eligible students required to study remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bursary will provide students studying remotely for Trimesters 2 and 3 or Spring Session this year an automatic 10% reduction in tuition fees.

Full-fee paying students studying domestic postgraduate coursework, international undergraduate and international postgraduate coursework students will be eligible for the financial assistance.

The bursary does not apply to domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship (or holders of most Australian permanent visa types) who are enrolled in Commonwealth Supported Places, which already attract an Australian Government tuition fee subsidy.

Emergency financial assistance delivered

Since establishing its COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant scheme in early April, UOW has directly supported some 1,460 students.

The University is continuing to provide financial assistance to students on a case-by-case basis according to individual circumstances.

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Paul Wellings CBE welcomed the extended support to students going through financial stress and suffering hardship.

“We are proud to be supporting our students who need help in these unusual times, and we are prepared to continue to support them through their studies. We are all in this situation together,” Professor Wellings said.

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