Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme Scholarships

ATES is a competitive scholarship program established by the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) to assist Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait Region (including the mainland communities of Bamaga and Seisia) to participate in undergraduate Tertiary Education.

Scholarship details

Value: $6,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 4 scholarships offered

Application dates


Close: 01/02/2022


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Remote/rural students

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • QLD Universities

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

You can apply for a Scholarship if you meet all the following conditions:
You are an Indigenous person living within the Torres Strait;
You are motivated and committed to study;
You must not have previously completed an undergraduate course;
You can be either commencing a full-time
undergraduate degree or be partway through your full-time undergraduate degree.
If you have already commenced your undergraduate degree please write down the course details in Section 2.

How to Apply

Application kits and further information can be obtained from the Torres Strait Regional Authority on (07) 4069 0700 or email

Further Information

See the Frequently Asked Questions resource via More & apply.