HELPMANN ACADEMY APPlication Instructions

For those applicants that are Australian citizens who are based in South Australia, and are final year students or graduates (up to five years following final year of study) from Helpmann Academy partner institutions, your application fee, tuition, and travel expenses will be subsidized by the Helpmann Academy. If you qualify for Helpmann Academy support then you may skip the application fee found at step 7 of the Skowhegan application following the following instructions:

  • Create a 2018 Skowhegan application
  • Complete steps 1-3 in their entirety
  • At step 4 select "yes" — that you require financial aid.
    In the field that asks “Amount of financial assistance requested," enter "5999" (Don't worry, you will receive more than this amount because the Helpmann Academy will fully fund your other expenses).
  • Select "Foreign Resident" and enter "Australia" in the corresponding field.
    Leave everything else in Step A blank and go to Section B
  • In Section B: INCOME
    Type “N/A” in the "Total 2016 Income" field
    Type “N/A” in the "Employer" field
    Enter "0" in the "2016 Actual" field and "0" in the "2017 Estimated" field
    Leave everything else blank
    Click on "Australia" and explain that you that you live in South Australia and qualify for Helpmann Academy support in the corresponding "Explain status" field.
  • Complete steps 5-6
  • When you reach step 7 (the payment step) simply email with the subject line "Helpmann Academy support"
    Use this email to state that you qualify for Helpmann Academy support by providing your physical address in Australia.

Skowhegan will then push your application past the paywall and submit it on your behalf. Once your application is submitted by Skowhegan you will receive an email from with a unique application number confirming that your application was successfully received. You will receive this email within 24 hours after you email Skowhegan. If you do not receive a confirmation email please email or call 646-6816426.

In order to be considered for the 2018 Skowhegan Session you must have completed your application steps 1-6 and have emailed Skowhegan by 12 Noon (EST) or 2:30 ACDT on January 10, 2018. Applications will not be accepted after this date for any reason.