SSI Allianz Refugee Scholarships

Scholarship Details
High School Leavers Social Economic

High school leavers, First year students, Second year students, Third year and above, Honours year students, Postgraduate students


The SSI Allianz Refugee Scholarships directly support people from refugee backgrounds in NSW, QLD & VIC to achieve independence. The scholarships have been created to minimise the financial barriers experienced by refugees as they participate in the NSW, QLD & VIC education system.

SSI, with the generous support of Allianz, continues to achieve its vision of a society that values diversity of its people, actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation, and assists individuals and families to reach their potential.

SSI & Allianz are offering approximately 30 scholarships for 2023 to individuals across a range of education categories, including University.

The scholarships are open to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria below:

  • Be from a refugee or asylum seeker background on the listed visa numbers: 117. 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 449, 786, 842, 866. Applicants on bridging, SHEV 790 or TPV 785 are also eligible to apply but must consider individual circumstances regarding visa obligations and any potential impact to other sources of income.
  • Have been living in Australia for five years or less (except for eligible bridging, TPV & SHEV visa holders who now have no time in country limit).
  • Reside and study in NSW, QLD or VIC.
  • Meet eligibility criteria specific to each scholarship category (see application forms for more details).
  • Not have previously received an SSI Allianz Scholarship.

Further Information

Please note that applications are external to UNSW and are hosted by SSI.

Applications for University students can be submitted here.

Further information is available on the SSI website.

Applications are currently open and will close at 5pm Friday, 14 October 2022.

Any queries about the application process can be directed to Belinda Small at