Grants to enhance international student wellbeing

You can apply for funding for events and activities to enhance the wellbeing of international students living in the Northern Territory (NT).

Grants are available for projects that help students experience life as a Territorian.

The international student wellbeing grant program provides funding to:

  • enhance international student wellbeing
  • encourage international students living in the NT to experience life as a Territorian
  • increase community understanding of the value of international students
  • strengthen partnerships with businesses, not-for-profit organisations, multicultural communities and education providers.

What you can apply for

If you are a community group, association, business and not-for-profit organisation you can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 (excluding GST).

Your grant must support the wellbeing of international students in the NT.

Applications close midnight ACST Sunday 14 January 2018.

Who can apply?

International student wellbeing grants are open to anyone to apply. Applications are particularly welcomed from the following: 

  • student or community group
  • association
  • registered business
  • not-for-profit organisation.

You can also submit an application as a partnership with other businesses or organisations.

If you are a registered business, company or incorporated association you must have an ABN. If you don’t have an ABN, you must demonstrate support of an auspice organisation.

What we can fund

  • exciting ideas and initiatives that enhance the wellbeing and experiences of international students while studying
  • professional development opportunities for international students currently studying with an NT education provider included on Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • events and activities that demonstrate strong benefits to international students living in the NT
  • travel costs associated with an event or activity
  • organisations can purchase equipment such as tablet, speakers and televisions as long as it does not exceed 25% of the total value of the grant.

What is excluded

  • event/activity that does not meet the objectives as described in the guidelines
  • individuals purchasing equipment such as a mobile phone and/or a laptop
  • commercial or business activities that make a profit
  • membership fees to professional organisations
  • funding directed towards fundraising or charitable activities
  • purchasing of alcohol 
  • illegal activities
  • costs associated with preparing your grant 
  • ongoing administration costs including overheads and service charges related to running an organisation
  • legal fees and insurance costs
  • events or activities that are political 
  • events or activities that are discriminatory against another based on their gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status or religion. 

Applications will only be considered from organisations, community groups and individuals based in the NT. You must demonstrate direct benefits for international students living in the NT.

How do I apply?

To apply follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the guidelines. 

International student wellbeing grant guidelines (52.1 kb)

International student wellbeing grant guidelines (76.7 kb)

Step 2. Fill in the form.

International student wellbeing grants form (58.7 kb)

International student wellbeing grants form (60.5 kb)

Step 3. Submit your application to

If you need assistance you can contact StudyNT on (08) 8999 6316 or email

When will I be notified?

The international student wellbeing grants applications will be assessed in January and successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in February 2018.

You can expect to hear back six weeks after lodgement if your application was successful or not.

Successful applicants

You will be sent a grant agreement.

You must complete and submit to StudyNT. 

You will receive payment once you have completed all paperwork and submitted an invoice to StudyNT. 

You are required to acquit funding and provide an evaluation report six weeks after the implementation of your activity.

Last updated: 11 December 2017