Relocation Scholarship

Independent students

To get a Relocation Scholarship as an independent student you must have a special reason.

Who’s independent

The independence rules for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY aren’t special reasons.

Special reasons on Youth Allowance

There are special reasons we look at when assessing your independence for Relocation Scholarship. If you get Youth Allowance, the main reason why you’re independent must be one of these:

  • you’re unable to live at home due to extreme circumstances
  • you’re an orphan
  • your parents can’t look after you
  • you have or had a child
  • you’re a refugee
  • you’re in state care
  • you’re specially disadvantaged

Special reasons on ABSTUDY

There are special reasons we look at when assessing your independence for Relocation Scholarship.

If you get ABSTUDY, the main reason why you’re independent must be one of these:

  • you’re unable to live at home due to extreme circumstances
  • you’re an orphan
  • your parents can’t look after you
  • you have or had a child
  • you’re caring for someone else’s child
  • you have adult status in a traditional community
  • you’ve been in prison for 6 months or more
  • you’ve returned to live in an Indigenous community after being adopted or fostered by a non-Indigenous family for more than 2 years
This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/relocation-scholarship/eligibility/independent-students It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 19 February 2019