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Warm Welcome Relocation Allowance

The Warm Welcome Relocation Allowance of AU$2,000 is available to international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students returning to Australia and commencing HDR students.

Student Level Undergraduate & Postgraduate; HDR students
Student Status International; Continuing students; Commencing HDR students
Scholarship criteria/type International; One-off grant
Scholarship Value $2,000
Eligibility

Eligible international students

  • International Students who have undertaken a leave of absence or had “results withheld” due to the Australian Border closures (Including returning HDR students) (March 2020 – December 2021)
  • Continuing international students who studied at JCU Townsville or Cairns offshore or interstate during 2020 or 2021 and are relocating to Townsville or Cairns
  • Commencing international HDR students.

Please refer to the full eligibility criteria below.

    Eligible international students

    • International Students who have undertaken a leave of absence or had “results withheld” due to the Australian Border closures (Including returning HDR students) (March 2020 – December 2021)
    • Continuing international students who studied at JCU Townsville or Cairns offshore or interstate during 2020 or 2021 and are relocating to Townsville or Cairns
    • Commencing international HDR students.

    Ineligible Students:

    • International students who are returning from a Leave of Absence not related to the Australian border closure
    • Continuing international students who studied onshore with JCU Townsville or JCU Cairns in 2021 or 2020
    • International students who undertook studies via external mode in 2020 or 2021
    • International students who are not studying on campus
    • International students transferring from JCU Brisbane or JCU Singapore
    • International students who are sponsored by governments or corporations
    • International students who previously received the JCU Quarantine Subsidy
    • International students who remained in Australia on their JCU Leave of Absence

The Warm Welcome Relocation Allowance of AU$2,000 is available to international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students returning to Australia and commencing HDR students.

There is no application required. The Allowance payment will be made after registering in person with JCU International Student Support team following arrival to Cairns or Townsville. The one-off payment will be made after the census date for your commencing study period. For HDR students, payment will be made upon completing your international student orientation.

  • Available to students undertaking internal courses only. Students can commence studies online in internal mode, but payment will not be made until they commence on campus study at JCU Townsville or JCU Cairns
  • If a student withdraws prior to census date, $2,000 will be withheld from any refundable tuition fees
  • Available for 2022 study only
  • Payment of the grant remains at the discretion of the University