COVID-19 - Changes to study details

17 March 2020.

We understand you may need to make changes to your courses as part of your response to COVID-19. 

We recommend that, wherever possible, providers do not make changes to a student’s study start date to minimise any disruption to their financial support.

Students can be on a break from study for up to 3 weeks and still remain eligible for student allowances and loans. Where students are directed to remain off campus they are still considered to be meeting their academic requirements.

Where a student is required to self-isolate and the additional time needed to complete their course of study will reduce their study period to part-time please contact StudyLink prior to submitting a new VoS response. You can contact us at or call us on 0508 885 885

We know many students are worried about the impact of COVID-19 if they can’t study as normal. The StudyLink website has been updated with information for students about Student Allowance and Student Loan living costs payments. We have also posted information on our Facebook page and ask you to share it on your social media channels. For more information go to the StudyLink website.