National Art School First People's Scholarship

Generously supported by a philanthropic donor alongside the National Art School, the NAS First People’s scholarship covers the full tuition fees for students entering the Bachelor of Fine Art program.

The Scholarship aims to provide young, aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists the opportunity to pursue their studies under the guidance of some of Australia’s most influential artists.

Eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students entering the Bachelor of Fine Art are encouraged to apply.

Two full tuition scholarships on offer each calendar year. Applications taken on a rolling basis for Semester 1 intake, with offers made in January.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: Duration of the program

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates

Open all year round


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
High school leavers

Areas of study:

  • Creative arts

At Institution:

  • Other

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be an Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander student entering the Bachelor of Fine Art program at the National Art School (NAS).