Student Hardship Fund

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To our valued supporters

We are all in the midst of a health, economic and social crisis.

This crisis is COVID-19. 

At Western Sydney University, our students are facing extreme financial distress with requests for emergency assistance rising by 70% in March this year.

Student Hardship Fund

The Student Hardship Fund has been established to urgently mobilise funds that will support domestic and onshore international Western students experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19.

Many students have lost their jobs. Buying food, paying rent, access to internet and a working computer – these basic living needs are now a heavy burden on our students. We must consider our international students who are particularly vulnerable. Can you imagine being far away from family and friends with no safety net?

You can support the Student Hardship Fund at Western Sydney University with a donation that will ensure our students have access to basic living needs and can continue to study.

The University will match donations.

Please help us ensure that the next generation of nurses, doctors, business leaders, engineers, and other professionals are supported through this crisis so that they may graduate and lead us into the future.

To discuss your gift please call 0432 667 285 or email

How you can support students today

Study Expense Relief | $25

Relief for study expenses such as book vouchers or printing credit.

Data Relief | $75

Mobile phone and internet access for two months.

Utilities Relief | $150

Support for utility bills.

Food and Grocery Voucher | $280

Essential groceries food voucher for one month.

Rental and Housing Assistance | $400

Rental or accommodation assistance.

Laptop for a Student in Need | $1,000

Laptop and IT support.

* Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Thank you.

*All funds raised will go to the Student Hardship Fund and be dispersed on a needs basis.