Student Grants

Emergency Grant Scheme

The ANUSA Emergency Grant Scheme provides emergency grants of up to $500 to students facing financial hardship. The money does not have to be paid back. Applicants must be able to demonstrate why they need assistance.

Please contact a Student Assistance Officer for an application form.

Medical Emergency Grant

The ANUSA Medical Emergency Grant provides emergency grants up to $300 per semester to eligible undergraduate students who are unable to afford ongoing medical treatment due to a medical condition that is adversely affecting their education. This grant does not need to be paid back, and is separate from the Emergency Grant Scheme.

Please contact a Student Assistance Officer for an application form.

Emergency Accommodation Assistance

The program will provide short-term emergency accommodation assistance to eligible enrolled students who are experiencing an emergency that has resulted in difficulties securing accommodation. ANUSA will allocate, according to need and spaces at Canberra’s backpacker’s accommodation (ie. Canberra City YHA) for currently enrolled undergraduate students at ANUSA’s discretion for up to 7 nights’ accommodation in shared lodging at the accommodation.

Please contact a Student Assistance Officer for an application form.

If you would like some assistance with finding long term accommodation, please read our factsheet here.

Student Extra Curricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF)

What is SEEF?

The Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF) is funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

The program awards money to ANU students committed to contributing to ANU’s thriving campus life. Grants are available to individual students or groups of students running projects that enrich extracurricular life on campus.

How to Apply

SEEF is administered by ANU Postgraduate & Research Students’ Association (PARSA) now manages SEEF grants. To lean more please see the PARSA website. 

Clubs and societies are eligible to receive grants awarded by the Students Clubs Council (which has replaced the Grants and Affilations Committee) in order to fund events, capital expenditure and transportation.

A Note for Clubs and Societies and Interhall Groups

The Students Clubs Council, not SEEF, funds most events and productions on campus. 

Parents and Carers Grant

The ANUSA Parents and Carers Grant is designed to assist undergraduate ANU students who have dependent children in their care. ANUSA recognizes that students with children can often face additional barriers to study due to competing time priorities, increased financial commitments including childcare.

The Grant exists to assist students who have children in their care, who are experiencing, or expect to experience, financial hardship. The aim of the grant is to assist to alleviate situations which may become a barrier to completion of their program of study.

To apply submit an application form along with the supporting documents to the ANUSA office or by email to

Application Form 

If you have any questions please contact the ANUSA Student Assistance Officers

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We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

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