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.
Book Voucher Program
Need support to buy core textbooks? We might be able to provide vouchers to support your purchase of required books.
Who can apply?
- Local students on a low income, in financial hardship and/or on a Centrelink income
How to apply
- Complete the online application form before attending an appointment.
- Applications must contain the details of the required books and
- list the price of the book(s) requested, with a link to your source. (Check the publisher websites for online sale prices, as well as Booktopia and other resale website sources)
- Book an appointment with the Financial Assistance Service
- Prepare and bring the following for your appointment with the Financial Assistance Service:
- proof of Centrelink (if relevant)
- bank account transaction history of the past 3-months (you may prefer to let us briefly view the transactions on your online banking or app); and
- any additional consideration and supporting documentation of financial hardship.