CSU Emergency Equity Food Vouchers

  • Applications will open on
    18 Feb 2019
    and close at 11:59pm 15 Dec 2019
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: up to $100 in food vouchers
  • Duration: one off payment

Equity and Merit Scholarships and Grants
Provides assistance to students in need of immediate support to purchase food and personal items.

To be eligible for this Grant in 2019 you must be:

  1. studying an undergraduate degree as an active student;
  2. enrolled as a full-time or part-time student;
  3. a commencing or continuing student;
  4. enrolled as an internal or online student;
  5. an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent Australian resident or a student with an Australian permanent visa;
  6. of low socio-economic status: 
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit  or
    • must be able to explain why you are in financial hardship and not eligible to receive a Centrelink benefit
  7. able to demonstrate that you have suffered a recent, personal adverse event that has impacted current studies and requires emergency assistance;
  8. studying onshore in Australia.
  9. Postgraduate students may be considered on a case by case basis.


Download the 2019 CSU Emergency Equity Food Vouchers Guidelines [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm of low socio-economic status?

Please refer to the Appendix A in the guidelines for a list of the eligible means tested Centrelink Benefits.

If you do not receive an eligible means-tested Centrelink payment, you will be required to provide additional supporting documentation.

Can I save my application and finish it at a later date?

Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the close date.

How will I know if I was successful and if I am successful how do I receive the food voucher?

You will receive an email notifying you of the outcome.

If you are successful and study on campus you will be contacted by a Student Liaison Officer on your campus, to arrange collection.

If you are an online student your voucher will be sent to your mailing address.

What if my circumstances have changed from what I submitted on my application?

You must notify the CSU Scholarship Office immediately by emailing  scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au. Upon a receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, CSU may reassess your application eligibility.

Are postgraduate students eligible to apply?

Postgraduate students may be considered on a case by case basis. We recommend that you contact the Scholarships Office before submitting your application at scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au to discuss your circumstances.

Forms and Documents

How to Apply


Applications will open on 18 Feb 2019

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Please note: Foundation, CSU Global and Research scholarship applications will not be listed here. They use a separate application system.

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