UON Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

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These Commonwealth-funded scholarships aim to support Indigenous students who are relocating from a remote or regional area to study with University of Newcastle.

Provided by: University of Newcastle

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The scholarship provides a total of $5500, paid as two instalments of $2750 after the semester one and semester two census dates.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled or enrolling in any year of any Enabling, Undergraduate (Commonwealth Supported Place), or Postgraduate program with University of Newcastle.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship by either by being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment (such as Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance etc), or on the basis of a comprehensive assessment.
  • Be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, AND identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, AND be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which you live or have lived.
  • Be relocating from a remote, rural, or regional area to study with UON.
  • If accepting the scholarship offer, must not have received – or agrees to repay – a Student Start-up Loan, a Student Start-up Scholarship or a Relocation Scholarship or the Residential Costs option of ABSTUDY from Centrelink.
  • Must not have previously received the full entitlement of a Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarship awarded prior to 2017 or hold this scholarship concurrently at another institution.



1 September 2020


11 February 2021


$5,500 AUD






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