Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

This Scholarship is funded by the Australian Government under the Indigenous Student Success Program. It is valued at $4,500 (pro-rata for part-time)

The purpose of the Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships is to widen participation in higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Equity programs aim to overcome educational and financial disadvantages and help everyone access their potential.

Scholarship details

Value: $25,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Availability: 20 scholarships offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit
Remote/rural students

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of New England

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Enabling foundation and preparatory courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
Open to ALL new and continuing students enrolled in a UNE Enabling, Undergraduate or Postgraduate (Coursework) course at the University of New England;
Financial Disadvantage;
Be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Refer to the Supporting Documentation section below for details on what qualifies.

Further Information

Awarded on the basis of (in order):
Regional and remote location – Preference is given to applicants whose residential address is either regional or remote;
Financial disadvantage;
Academic merit.