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Monash | Indigenous Entry Scheme

Benefits   This scheme provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of undergraduate courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+ (higher for some courses). Eligible for admission into a range of Monash courses with a lower ATAR No special classes, extra requirements or time added to your course …

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Macquarie | Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ATSIEP)

Benefits   The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ATSIEP) is run by Walanga Muru – Macquarie University. This admissions pathway provides opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study undergraduate level courses at Macquarie University and determines readiness for study or providing advice on alternative opportunities.   Eligibility   To be …

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Deakin | Indigenous Access Scheme

Benefits   The Indigenous Access Scheme is a pathway into undergraduate study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We want to recognise your achievements and help you succeed, so when you apply, we’ll look at a range of factors to help you find the course that’s right for you. As well as academic achievements, …

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Curtin Chris Lewis Scholarship

The Chris Lewis Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support an Indigenous Australian student who can demonstrate academic potential and commitment to the Indigenous community.

UOW Transforming Futures Scholarships

These scholarships recognise the capacity in all students and seek to provide support to ensure students can participate in, and make the most of their higher education.

Curtin Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship

The Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship has been developed to assist Indigenous Australian students who are studying an undergraduate degree through the Faculty of Business and Law. Through this scholarship the faculty is seeking to support and develop students who are committed to gaining their first degree in one of the numerous disciplines offered …

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UQ Alumni Advantage Scholarship in Computer Science

The Scholarship is to encourage and support students undertaking the Bachelor of Computer Science program from an “under-represented” cohort – this means that the student will be a student facing financial disadvantage; and/or a female student; and/or Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

TAFE Queensland Scholarships

Achieve your career goals with the help of a TAFE Queensland Scholarship. Merit scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved outstanding academic merit or demonstrate strong work performance along with the demonstrable desire to secure ongoing employment in the industry in which they have applied for the scholarship. Access and equity scholarships provide equitable …

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CDU | Preparation for Tertiary Success

Benefits   CDU’s free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is an alternative pathway into university. With TEP, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed at university. TEP is perfect for you if you didn’t complete year 12 or didn’t achieve the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) needed to …

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ACU | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Program

Benefits   We’re committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students academically, culturally and personally. If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you may be granted entry into an ACU undergraduate course based on your potential to succeed.   Eligibility   If you identify as an Indigenous Australian, your application may be …

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University of Sydney | Gadigal Program

Benefits   The Gadigal Program assists you with admission to university by allowing you to tell us more about your interests, motivation and goals, rather than just considering your academic results. Benefits: Lower minimum ATAR requirements. Opportunity to apply for a Gadigal early conditional offer. Participation in an intensive skills program before commencing at the …

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UWA | Aboriginal Orientation Course

Benefits   The Aboriginal Orientation Course is a 12 month course which prepares students for entry to Arts, Science, Biomedical Science and Commerce undergraduate degrees at the University of Western Australia.   Eligibility   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are eligible to apply for this pathway.   Applications   Apply direct online to UWA.

Curtin | StepUp to Curtin

Benefits   StepUp to Curtin grants an adjustment factor of additional ATAR points to help you qualify for admission into your preferred Curtin course. There are two StepUp to Curtin access schemes: StepUp Entry If your ATAR is between 60 and 69.95, StepUp Entry adjusts your selection rank to 70. This means you’ll be eligible …

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Curtin | Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course

Benefits   Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health sciences? The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course will prepare you for entry into most health sciences courses. This course is designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including medicine, …

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ECU | Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment

Benefits   The Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment (AURA) is an improved and dedicated pathway for prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Edith Cowan University (ECU). It includes a new self-assessment of skills, knowledge and lifestyle to enable informed decision-making about entering and thriving at university. Based on information provided, we can determine the …

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Murdoch | K-Track

Benefits   K-Track is a course designed to enable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to qualify for entry into an undergraduate degree. The course is tailored specifically for students who would not otherwise qualify for entry. Through a series of units the course provides the skills necessary to succeed at university.   Eligibility   …

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Murdoch | Waardong

Benefits   Waardong is a special entry and enabling program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who want to become veterinarians. The program provides academic, social and cultural support for students enrolled in Veterinary Science or other participating science courses.   Eligibility   This special entry program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is …

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Murdoch | Ngoolark Support Unit

Benefits   Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre’s Ngoolark program provides tailored learning experiences to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their transition into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Nursing. During the course you will learn discipline specific skills which can be applied within the core units of …

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ABCN Accelerate Scholarship Program

The ABCN Accelerate Scholarship program is a three-year program that targets exceptional students who are facing economic, family or social challenges that impact on their study or capacity to achieve their desired tertiary pathways.

Bond Indigenous Scholarship

Through the generous support of corporate sponsors, and from other funds made available to the University, Bond offers a number of scholarships to Indigenous Australians. These scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or …

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Young, Black & Proud Scholarship

The Queensland Family & Child Commission’s Young, Black & Proud Scholarship (YBPS) program celebrates the talents and strengths of our young mob in the arts, education and sport areas.

Bob Hawke Aboriginal Teacher Scholarships

We are offering two scholarships to support aspiring Aboriginal secondary teachers to complete a postgraduate or undergraduate qualification on a full-time or part-time basis.

Lowitja Institute Certificate IV Scholarships

The Lowitja Institute is offering up to five (5) Scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to enrol in a Certificate IV level course in: Research administration Research management Project management Knowledge translation

Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship

The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship is available to any Indigenous child from regional, rural and remote communities and towns throughout Australia who will be entering Year 7 in 2022. Scholarships are limited to two children per family.

black&write! Writing Fellowships

Each year black&write! offers two Fellowships for unpublished manuscripts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The winning Fellows work closely with black&write! editors to develop their manuscripts for publication.

Murdoch Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships are open to all Indigenous students currently enrolled in an undergraduate course within the health or human services disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to: Chiropractic, Psychology and Nursing.​

ECU Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship

The Dorothea Swift Nursing scholarships are targeted at nursing students commencing their first semester of study in the ECU Bachelor of Science (Nursing) for 2021.

Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries

Established in 2020, the Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries support Swinburne Indigenous students to commence their education. The one-off bursary payment allows Swinburne Indigenous students to purchase the support materials they require (such as textbooks, journals, laptops or computers, stationary or public transport passes), to ensure that they have everything they need to reach their full potential.

La Trobe Archaeology/Heritage Management Scholarship

The Archaeology/Heritage Management Scholarship aims to provide an Indigenous student studying Bachelor of Archaeology or a Master of Professional Archaeology with a scholarship to support them for the term of their course. The student is required to study Heritage Management related subjects within their chosen course.

Endeavour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The Endeavour College of Natural Health Academic Achiever Scholarship provides financial support to recent secondary school leavers and school gap year students from 17-19 years of age (in year of application) that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Macquarie ISSP Commonwealth Assistance Scholarship

The ISSP Commonwealth Assistance Scholarship is funded by the Commonwealth Government. It assists Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students relocating from regional or rural areas with demonstrated financial hardship to meet the costs associated with accessing higher education.

ACU Nano Nagle Scholarship

The specific goal of these scholarships is to encourage the development of leadership skills of emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders through professional preparation during their studies.

Bedford College Scholarships

In 2021, Bedford College will be offering five $5000 scholarships toward tuition. Our scholarships are designed to give students opportunities they might not otherwise have. We recognise that every student is different and all shine in their own way. We see significant academic achievement as an indicator of a potential scholarship candidate but also recognise …

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Deakin Professor Geoff Wilson Scholarship

Professor Geoff Wilson was Deakin’s fourth Vice Chancellor and President from 1996 to 2002. This scholarship will provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students within Deakin’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, with a preference towards those pursuing a degree in environmental sciences or ecology.

CSU Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Scholarship

With a mission to improve health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community, the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service offers this scholarship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing studies in Health and Rehabilitation, Speech Pathology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Podiatric Medicine on the Albury-Wodonga Campus.

Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships

Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan, Arrow is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in a range of fields including education. As a part of this commitment, Arrow is providing tertiary scholarships to support Indigenous students to attend and complete university.

Curtin JDSi Consulting Engineers Indigenous Scholarship

The JDSi Consulting Engineers Indigenous Scholarship has been developed by JDSi Consulting Engineers in conjunction with Curtin University to encourage and support Indigenous students studying Science and Engineering.

UON Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

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

UON Betty Josephine Fyffe Rural Equity Scholarships

Betty leaves this legacy as her way of trying to improve the education of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in training with hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

UNE The Mildred and Betty Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of New England who have demonstrated financial need.

Curtin ATSI HECS Exempt Scholarship

The ATSI HECS Exempt Scholarship has been developed by the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work to encourage and support students from Indigenous Australian backgrounds who have demonstrated academic achievement and are interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Speech Pathology.

Murdoch Kulbardi Success Scholarships

The Kulbardi Success Scholarships are open to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students currently enrolled in an enabling, undergraduate or postgraduate course at Murdoch University.​

NIDA The YouTube Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a student from a background which has historically been underrepresented on screen and stage. First Nations and People of Colour, people with a disability, from remote and regional areas or experiencing barriers to access are especially encouraged to apply.

UON Dr Beryl Collier Aboriginal Scholarship

Dr Beryl Collier was an esteemed gynaecologist and obstetrician who had a deep interest in the values of education. She had a love and concern for the rights of others, especially the Aboriginal community.

UNSW Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

The 2021 Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship is open for recent High School Leavers, UNSW Pre-Program Graduates and IAS Students commencing an undergraduate coursework degree program at UNSW Sydney in 2021.

Macquarie ISSP Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship

The ISSP Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship is funded by the Commonwealth Government. It assists undergraduate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with demonstrated financial hardship to meet the costs associated with higher education.

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and are studying or intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate teacher qualification, our Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship might be right for you.

University of Melbourne Telstra Technology & Innovation Scholarship

Keen to support future technologists and innovators, Telstra is offering two scholarships to high-achieving commencing undergraduate students who are female or of Indigenous descent. The scholarship winners will be supported through a study pathway from undergraduate Bachelor degree to completion of their Engineering or IT masters.

VU Santa Singh & Balwant Kaur Scholarship

Based in Melbourne, Ms Pretam Kaur has generously donated $40,000 to establish two scholarships for Aboriginal women studying for a higher education qualification at Victoria University, who are experiencing financial hardship.

University of Notre Dame The Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship

The purpose of the Scholarship is to support students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, with a preference for Kimberley students, studying at the Broome, Fremantle or Sydney Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

La Trobe Gundowring Indigenous Student Scholarship

This scholarship aims to support a local Indigenous undergraduate at La Trobe University. It does so in recognition of the impacts of colonisation of Indigenous peoples in this country, and the Crooke family’s belief in the value of education.

QUT QAS Jamie Jackway Paramedic Scholarship

A partnership initiative between the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and QUT to financially support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete their Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree.

JCU Townsville Hospital & Health Service Indigenous Academic Merit Scholarship

The academic merit scholarship is a combined strategy of the University to increase progression and completion rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the JCU Bachelor of Nursing Science and the Bachelor of Nursing Science ‐ Bachelor of Midwifery and the Townsville Hospital and Health Service to improve health service access and health …

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Griffith The Nellie Thomas Bursary

The aim of the Bursary is to assist an Indigenous student studying in the field of Medicine in the School of Medicine with additional cost associated with studying at University. The Bursary is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage.

CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Scholarship

CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Scholarships provide recognition and financial support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying an accounting, professional communication, psychology or social work undergraduate course who reside and study in Longreach, Emerald, Woorabinda, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg or Hervey Bay.

UTAS Riawunna Access Bursary

These bursaries are awarded annually by the Riawunna Centre, which provides a culturally welcoming space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to meet, study and access academic and pastoral support and assistance.

UTAS Lech Kula Scholarship

The late Lech Kula, a Polish migrant to Tasmania, provided this scholarship to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study at the University of Tasmania.

USYD Aboud Scholarship

This scholarship supports residents of rural areas or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undergoing financial hardship.

UON Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established through contributions from the university, industry donors, community organisations and the annual Reconciliation Scholarship Dinner Dance.

Peninsula Developmental Road Scholarships Program

In line with the delivery of the Peninsula Developmental Road projects, the Department of Transport and Main Roads is offering 6 scholarships in 2021 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, with a traditional or historical connection to country around the Peninsula Developmental Road, Cape York Peninsula.

UTAS Leonie Dickson Indigenous Health Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Student Success Program to support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to undertake an undergraduate degree in any discipline within the College of Health and Medicine.

ECU Equity Scholarship

The ECU Equity Scholarships are intended to assist future and current undergraduate students from designated equity groups, with the costs associated with University study.

Curtin Moordtij Yorga Scholarship

The Moordtij Yorga Scholarship supports female Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students that demonstrate strong leadership potential.

IndigiYouth Scholarship

PromoPal dedicates part of its revenue to assist Indigenous people in achieving their pursuits in the fields of athletics, academics and art.

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