Indigenous Australian Higher Degree Scholarship

These scholarships are to encourage progression to Honours level, or a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) or Postgraduate study.

The USC Indigenous Scholarship was established in 2011 to support a new or continuing student wishing to pursue Postgraduate studies, an Honours undergraduate qualification or a Higher Degree by Research (HDR).

Scholarship details

Value: $4,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 4 scholarships offered

Application dates

Open all year round


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast

Study level:

  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must be:
A commencing student (e.g. existing students are not eligible);
Must have completed an undergraduate qualification in any discipline;
Applicants will be considered ineligible if currently in receipt of another major USC or external scholarship (this does not include bursaries).

How to Apply

Please complete the USC Indigenous Scholarship Application Form on the USC website.

Further Information

Applicants will be assessed based on;
Financial need;
Demonstrated involvement within or for indigenous communities;
Evidence of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (unless criterion has previously been met).