If you're a local student on a low income or struggling financially, you may be able to apply for financial support towards computers and equipment.
- study related hardware (laptop/desktop)
- course related software
- assistive technology/software (see your Accessibility Consultant at the UTS Accessibility Service)
- mobile broadband internet (USB data plan)
- other course essential devices/equipment
Who can apply?
- Australian citizens or a permanent or humanitarian resident (which includes PHV; TPV & SHEVA categories), receiving a Centrelink benefit or able to demonstrate a low income.
- Enrolled first-year undergraduate students who don't have a laptop with the recommended technical specifications are encouraged to apply. We recommend you meet with the Financial Assistance Service to discuss your requirements.
- In addition, if you're a student experiencing any of the below, you're encouraged to apply.:
- live a long distance from the University,
- have carer responsibilities or (single) parenting
- have a disability or illness (please also see our Accessibility Service) or
- are Indigenous Australians,
How to apply
- Make an appointment with the Financial Assistance Service.
- At the appointment, you'll be required to provide information about your situation and finances.
- Please read through our guidelines before submitting your application online (PDF, 83kB, 2 pages). If the online form link in the PDF cannot open properly, please copy and paste it into your browser.
Other options for a reliable computer hardware are:
- Work Ventures Connect - IT online, or
- Technology for Social Justice
- MicroSeconds (specialising in Apple products)
Students with disabilities
If you have a disability or ongoing illness, you can access information and training in assistive software. Contact the UTS Accessibility Service.