지금 뉴질랜드 교육부 ENZ에서는 코로나로 인해 생활이 어려운 유학생을 위한 생활비 지원금을 각 학교를 통해 지원하고 있다는 거 아시나요?
현재 뉴질랜드 학교가 ENZ을 통해 받을 수 있는 최대의 지원금은 $20,000인데요. 이 지원금은 오로지 학생의 복지를 위해 쓰여야 하며, 직원의 임금 또는 학생의 수업료, 돌아가는 비행기 표 같은 곳에 쓰여서는 안된다고 합니다.
유학생 개인이 ENZ에 신청할 수는 없고요. 학교가 ENZ을 통해서 신청하고 학생은 학교를 통해서 지원금을 신청하는 방식입니다. 본인의 학교가 ENZ 지원금을 받았다면 학교에 개별적으로 신청서를 내고 심사를 통해서 최대 $1000까지 지원이 된다고 합니다. 지급 방식은 학교에서 캐시로 할지 식자재 배송 같은 방법을 택할지 학교에 재량이고요. 아무래도 현금을 주면 좋겠죠~ ㅎ
지원금을 받을 수 있는 학생의 자격은 ~
현재 5월 23일 기준으로 뉴질랜드 거주 중이며 유학생 학비를 내고 학교에 다니고 있는 학생 신분이어야 하며, 생활고를 겪는 상황이어야 한다고 합니다.
정부 보조를 받는 학생이거나 내국인 학생의 학비를 내는 PHD 과정 학생은 불가능합니다.
아래는 뉴질랜드 ENZ의 보조금 안내문이 있으니 한번 읽어 보시고요.
신청 절차는 본인이 다니고 있는 학교에 문의를 해주시기 바랍니다.
현재 학교에서 신청서와 심사 규정 등을 준비하고 있는 상황이라고 알고 있습니다.
늦지 않게 신청하셔서 생활에 도움이 되었으면 좋겠습니다.
International Student Hardship Fund
We are aware that some international students are experiencing unusual hardship because of changes to their personal circumstances, due to the global impacts of COVID-19.
The Government has established a $1M hardship fund for international students to address urgent, temporary needs, for example temporary inability to access cash or because of reduced part-time employment.
We welcome applications from education providers and organisations to apply for grants of up to $20,000 (GST exclusive) to enable you to provide eligible international students with direct financial relief or other support, including food parcels and support towards living costs.
Organisations can apply for grants up to $20,000.
Applications can be made from 21 May until funding has been allocated.
Which organisations are eligible to apply to ENZ for grants?
Education providers who are signatories to the Code of Practice
Peak bodies, or
Other organisations who currently work with international students and have the mechanisms and experience to support international students with hardship requests.
Individual students and education agents may not apply to ENZ to access the fund.
What grants are available?
Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to $20,000 (excl GST) per request to the fund.
Grants are one-off; however, the same organisation may make additional requests after using their initial funding (subject to the availability of funding).
What can grants be used for?
The grants may be used to:
scale up existing student hardship initiatives
support eligible students through:Direct cash grants
The purchase of resources on behalf of international students, such as food parcels, where this is appropriate.
The maximum amount that can be applied for is up to $1,000 per international student your organisation is supporting.
Funds may not be used for:Salaries or staff administration costs
Funding for flights home
Granting individual students support of more than $1,000 in cash or kind.
Which students are eligible for support?
Grants can only be used to provide support to eligible students.
An eligible student is:A current fee-paying international student, or enrolled as a fee-paying international student as at 23 March
Currently in New Zealand
In genuine, temporary hardship
Not eligible for other government financial support.
International PhD students paying domestic fees are eligible for the government’s domestic student hardship fund and should be encouraged to seek help from that scheme in the first instance.
Table: Summary of eligible and ineligible students
|Eligible students||Ineligible students|
|A current fee-paying international student, or enrolled as an international student as at 23 March.|
In genuine, temporary hardship.
|International PhD students paying domestic fees.|
International students who are not currently enrolled or who were not enrolled as an international student as at 23 March.
International students who are eligible for other government support.
How do organisations apply?
To apply for grant funding, organisations must complete and submit an online application form to ENZ.
Organisations will need to provide the following information:Their strategy and approach to identifying students in need, including outreach efforts and ensuring eligibility criteria are met
Estimated number of international students and basic demographics (e.g. age range, sector, nationalities, region)
Total amount requested, what it will be used for, and how it has been calculated
The organisation’s resources to ensure appropriate distribution
Agreement to meet reporting requirements (including publication) and to repay any underspend within 12 weeks of having been granted the funds
Tax invoice and bank details for payment.
Process – apply through this link.
Assessment of applications will be completed within five working days. Approval will be notified by email, as will confirmation of distribution of funds.
If you have a question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organisations will need to report to ENZ on:The number of students assisted, and basic demographics (e.g. age range, sector, nationalities, region of New Zealand)
The type of assistance provided
How much was provided.
To demonstrate programme outcomes, and as part of its commitment to ensuring value for money from expenditure, ENZ will publish reports from participating organisations in whole or part.
Applications can be made from 21 May, until funding has been allocated.