What masters programs are eligible for income support?

Published 25/01/2017 09:50 AM   |    Updated 18/12/2017 02:41 PM

In 2008, Youth Allowance and Austudy assistance was extended to eligible students undertaking masters by coursework study in approved courses.

Please refer to the link provided for a list of Federal Government approved UniSA postgraduate programs for student income support payments:

https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/programs-services/student-payments/approved-institutions-and-courses-for-student-payments

This means that eligible students undertaking these programs may claim:

  • Youth Allowance
  • Austudy
  • Pensioner Education Supplement


Students eligible for Youth Allowance and Austudy may also be eligible for rent assistance.

For information about eligibility, Masters by coursework students should contact Centrelink.

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