Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP)

The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) is intended to assist indigenous students who are from low-income backgrounds, and indigenous students who face significant financial barriers to studying at university.

These scholarships are for indigenous undergraduate and enabling students enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported program at USC and will be available subject to funding from the federal government.

Please note: If you are a recipient of a USC Indigenous Student Success Scholarship or an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship, you cannot receive more than a combined total of 8 payments of the undergraduate Education Costs Scholarship or 8 payments of the undergraduate Relocation Costs Scholarship.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Close: 31/05/2021


This scholarship is for:

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

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Enabling foundation and preparatory courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must:
Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person;
Be enrolled full-time in any undergraduate program or in Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) at USC (or part-time, where there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time enrolment);
Not have previously completed the requirements of an undergraduate program;
Provide evidence of financial need;
Be relocating from a rural, regional or remote area to study at USC (USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarships only).

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Financial need;
Other equity considerations and personal circumstances;
Relocation status (USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarships only).