International Student Support Package

Jun 10, 2020


The South Australian Government‘s $13.8 million International Student Support Package (ISSP) is designed to assist international students who are currently facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How you can apply for these International Student Support packages will depend on your current and future enrolment.

If you currently hold a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) with a future commencement date with one of South Australia’s three public universities, please refer to option 2. For students who do not have a COE with a university, please refer to option 1.

1.  $500 Emergency Cash Grant

This package is for international students currently studying at TAFE SA and living in South Australia whose income has been significantly affected by COVID-19 restrictions. 

Apply now to start your application process with the Department of Human Services.


2.  Package and Pathway Students (English, VET or pathway with one of South Australia’s three public universities)

This package is being individually assessed by each university. Each provider may have its own systems and criteria.  

University of South Australia

Online applications for a $500 International Student Support Package grant open on Monday 18 May. You will be able to find the web form link and supporting information for the application process on the University of South Australia website.

Flinders University

Applications for the State Government International Student Support Package grant is now open for TAFE SA/Flinders University packaged students.  This weblink opens into the application form which contains a number of essential questions that must be answered by the TAFE SA/Flinders packaged international student. Students will be required to submit a recent bank statement that lists transactions from 1st April 2020.

This link will be valid until 5pm Monday 22nd June 2020.  For any queries or if you need help please direct them to

University of Adelaide

Applications for the State Government International Student Support Package grants opened at 9 am on Wednesday 3 June. Information can be found on the University of Adelaide website and eligible students will be emailed a link to the application form on Friday 5 June. If you believe you are eligible and did not receive an email, please contact

Please note
With an overwhelming number of students registering for information and application support, it is anticipated that application numbers for the ISSP will also be extremely high. Please be patient with this process and remember that if you need additional support services, please consider contacting the relevant service from the list below:

TAFE SA Support Services

Julie Ladic, International Student Support Consultant
Email or call 0434 078 881

TAFE SA Support Contact Centre
Call 1800 882 661, visit Services or  email.

TAFE SA Student Counselling
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