Domestic CSP Students residing offshore

Will I be eligible for a commonwealth-supported place while I am off overseas and cannot return to Australia due to travel restrictions?

To be eligible for a CSP, you must be one of the following:
  • an Australian citizen, who be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
  • a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
  • a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.
If you are not offered a CSP, you will be enrolled in a full fee-paying place where the government does not pay the subsidy and you pay the full amount for your fees. However due to current travel restriction to Australia as an:
Australian citizen
  • You will meet the CSP residency requirements if UWA reasonably expects that you will undertake at least some of your course of study in Australia.
  • You will not meet the CSP residency requirements if UWA reasonably expects that they will not undertake any of your course in Australia. For example, if you intend on studying overseas via distance education for your entire course, then you would not meet the CSP residency requirements and will be enrolled in a full fee-paying place.
Permanent visa holder (including permanent humanitarian visa holders) or a New Zealand citizen
  • You must be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) to meet the CSP residency requirements. However, any period of residence outside Australia will be disregarded if:
  • it cannot reasonably be regarded as indicating an intention to reside outside Australia for the duration of the unit, or
  • it is required for the purpose of completing a requirement of that unit.

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