Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research- subsidised short course

For over ten years, the University of Melbourne has hosted professional development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research students. Students have come from all over Australia to take part in our highly regarded one-week intensive program. For applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, costs are subsidised and accommodation for the week-long intensive program will be provided.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 1 Semester

Application dates


Close: 15/06/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of Melbourne

Study level:

  • Short executive courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • VIC

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Research Higher Degree course at Masters level or above. A Research Higher Degree is defined as requiring at least two-thirds research work and not more than one-third coursework.

Written endorsement from the applicant’s principal research project supervisor and the relevant head(s) of department or equivalent.

How to Apply

Send the following supporting documents:
A one-paragraph Statement of Support from your Supervisor indicating why they have nominated you or why they think you are a good candidate for the course. For those close to submission, this statement must also indicate that you will be able to complete the assessment requirements of the course;
A confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.