Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship (UTS)

This scholarship provides Indigenous students with financial assistance towards their education costs to support their academic success.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 1 Year

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 Technology Sydney

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship an applicant must:
Be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide either:
a Confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation; or
a UTS Statutory Declaration form accompanied by two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not an immediate family member; and

Be intending to enrol, or currently enrolled, in an eligible course, which includes:
an undergraduate award course; or
a postgraduate award course; or
the Jumbunna Unistart program; and

Not be in receipt of other Commonwealth funding which may make them ineligible for this scholarship.

How to Apply

To apply please complete the online Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship application form and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage through:
Receiving a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment; or
Providing comprehensive information demonstrating exceptional financial hardship.

Alternatively, students can arrange a financial assessment with the UTS Financial Assistance Service to evidence financial disadvantage.

Further Information

Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria are not guaranteed a Scholarship as the number available is based on Commonwealth funding available to UTS each year.

For undergraduate students, preference is given to students commencing, or enrolled in, their first undergraduate course.

Continuing students that have not maintained a minimum pass average (minimum WAM 50) in the previous session may not be considered for the Scholarship.