Support for ANU students affected by travel restrictions

28 February 2020

Dear students

We know that the last month has been distressing for many of you and we thank you for your patience and goodwill as we work through the challenges of the Australian Government's travel restrictions.

The Australian Government has extended its travel restrictions until 7 March 2020.

Please know that you are constantly in our thoughts and we are working hard to ensure that the current circumstances disrupt your studies and semester as little as possible. Our current support measures are detailed on our coronavirus and travel restrictions website.

We would also like you to know that we are currently working on a financial assistance package for all students affected by the travel restrictions. As soon as this package is finalised we will email you with full details. We expect to email you early next week.

In addition to this new package, ANU also has other arrangements in place to assist you with course fees, including hardship scholarships for commencing students and the option to re-take a failed course at no cost for continuing students. Any student who was unable to arrive at ANU by 24 February 2020 is now eligible for this support.

You also have until 3 June to withdraw from these remote courses without financial penalty.

Full details about these initiatives are available on our FAQs page.

In the meantime, please know that we have missed you all at ANU, and we cannot wait to welcome you back to our campus, residences and classrooms. This has been a tough time but we have met this challenge together and will continue to support each other.

We are one community. We are one ANU. And together we will help each other work through these exceptionally tough times and circumstances.  

Professor Grady Venville
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

*Sent Friday 28 February 4.57pm AEST