Wrap Up: Refugee Education Special Interest Group first meeting 2018

The Refugee Education Special Interest Group met in 2018 to discuss the changes to the Status Resolution Support Services Payment. This change will negatively affect income support for full-time students, and people who are seeking asylum. This could cause serious problems, yet there are a number of events, scholarships and opportunities available to help.
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Scholarships for people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

As part of our Education for All Campaign the Refugee Council has been working with universities to provide scholarships to people seeking asylum. Unlike holders of permanent humanitarian visas, people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary protection visas are not eligible for programs and concessions designed to assist students with financing tertiary education. This page lists universities that are now offering scholarships.
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National symposium: People seeking asylum and higher education

On 15 November 2017, the National Symposium: Seeking Asylum and Higher Education was held at Melbourne University. The symposium brought together 25 people with lived experience of seeking asylum and 40 representatives from Australian universities and community organisations. They met to talk about how to work together to improve the opportunities in higher education for people seeking asylum.
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