Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) Indigenous Scholarship

The Faculty of Law at Bond University is committed to opportunities for Indigenous Australians. In 2021, the Faculty will offer full-fee scholarships for enrolment into the Online Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) for Indigenous Australians who have completed either a Bachelor of Laws or a Juris Doctor degree and seeking admission as a legal practitioner.

The value of the scholarship is:
100% tuition for the Online Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice;
$1,000 living bursary to assist with costs associated with the 5-day on campus intensive (available to non-local students only);
Ongoing support from the Bond University Nyombil Centre;
Guidance and mentoring from the GDLP Director of Program.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates


Close: 15/10/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Law and paralegal studies

At Institution:

  • Bond University

Study level:

  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Bond University GDLP Indigenous Scholarship, applicants must:
Be Australian citizens who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (as defined by ABSTUDY).
Have completed a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor at a recognized Australian tertiary institution; and
Be enrolled in the Online Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

How to Apply

Upon completion of the Bond University Study Application Form, eligible students can apply for scholarships via the Bond University Scholarship Application Form. Simply use the same log-in details as used for your study application and enter ‘scholarship’ in the keyword field on the Start an Application tab

Completed scholarship applications must include:
A current resume;
Evidence of Aboriginality (e.g. a Certificate of Aboriginality; a letter of reference from an Indigenous community organisation, elder, or leader; or proven eligibility for ABSTUDY); and
A 300-500 word statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria listed below.

Further Information

Selection Criteria:
Demonstrated academic ability;
Demonstrated commitment to engaging with and serving the Indigenous community;
Demonstrated evidence of the scholarship’s positive impact.