Department of Planning and Environment Indigenous Scholarship

The DPIE Scholarship was established with the intention of increasing the Indigenous workforce in planning and environment services.
The purpose is to increase the number of Indigenous people working in planning and public spaces, to ensure future planning work integrates the social, cultural and economic impacts to Aboriginal communities.

Scholarship details

Value: $12,500 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Availability: 3 scholarships offered

Application dates


Close: 30/01/2022


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit
Remote/rural students
High school leavers

Areas of study:

  • Architecture and built environment

At Institution:

  • University of New South Wales

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Recipients must have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or International Baccalaureate either:
  • in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW
  • in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period.
Single Degrees: Recipients must be commencing full time undergraduate study in the following discipline:
  • Bachelor of City Planning 
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Computational Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Environ)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Further Information

Applicants will be selected on:
  • Personal qualities for example involvement and achievement in school and community activities, hobbies, strong leadership and communication skills;
  • academic merit