Apply for a grant to enhance international student development

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 funding can be used 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 an international student, student or community group (not incorporated), you can apply for a grant of up to $500 for professional development. 

Applications close Monday 30 June 2018 or when funding runs out. 

Who can apply?

If you are applying for an international student development grant you must be one of the following:

  • an international student living in the NT
  • a student or multicultural community group.

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

What is excluded

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:

  • 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 others based on their gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status or religion. 

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 development grants form (57.8 kb)

International student development grants form (55.8 kb)

Step 3. Submit your application to studynt@nt.gov.au

If you need assistance you can contact StudyNT on (08) 8999 6316 or email studynt@nt.gov.au 

When will I be notified?

The international student development grants are open until 30 June 2018 or until funding runs out. 

You can expect to hear back six weeks after 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