Afghan evacuees can apply for 2022 student support
10 December 2021.
Holders of Afghan Emergency Resettlement Visas can start applying from 13 December 2021 for Student Loans and Student Allowances for study that starts on or after 1 January 2022.
The Ministry of Social Development is actively supporting the resettlement of Afghanistan evacuees.
From 13 December 2021, Afghan evacuees with Afghan Emergency Resettlement Visas who want to study in 2022 are welcome to apply for student loans and student allowances. These evacuees can apply for Student Loans and Student Allowances for study that starts on or after 1 January 2022.
Evacuees may also be eligible for benefits and other support from Work and Income. We have a designated team actively coordinating wrap-around support for Afghan evacuees.