International Commencing Student Accommodation Scholarship FAQ’s

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

Full terms, conditions and eligibility criteria is outlined on the scholarships website.

What happens over the summer break? Will I have accommodation?

Over the summer break (Nov-Feb), students will have the option of booking summer accommodation if they wish. Details of where the summer accommodation is located, costs, and applications will be sent to all students in second semester. This period of accommodation is not included in the scholarship offer.

Why do I need to pay an acceptance fee for accommodation?

When a student accepts their accommodation offer, they are required to pay an acceptance fee, which includes a number of compulsory fees such as the residential programs and activities. This fee is credited to your account. Paying the acceptance fees provides you with certainty of a place on residence.

What costs do I need to pay?

When the student receives their accommodation offer email there will be a schedule of fees attached which outlines all the fees they will be required to pay, and when the amounts are due.

How do I apply?

Every scholarship applicant must follow the process below;

  1. Register via the link included in your offer email
  2. Send through your COE to
  3. You will receive an email for information on the next steps. If you do not receive your response, please check your email junk folder, and add to your safe senders list.

How far are the residences from the University Campus?

The residences are located on-campus.

What is Campus Life Cash?

Campus Life Cash allows FedUni Living Ballarat residents to use their resident card to store credit and purchase food and retail items, including evening meals, on-campus at the Hub, Ruby’s and FedUni Store. This is included as a component to the International Commencing Student Accommodation Scholarship. Full terms and conditions can be found on the website.