Thiess Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Our scholarships support students through their studies and provide them with an opportunity to launch their career in mining. We reward excellence, recognise potential and encourage those who may not have the capacity to realise career opportunities without financial support. Scholarship opportunities are offered throughout the year, aligning with university semesters and students can also join our vacation program across our mining projects.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Engineering

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply you must be:
A current full-time, undergraduate student in your second year (or later) studying Engineering (mining, mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, civil or geotechnical), Surveying, Geology, Health and safety, Accounting;
Able to maintain a GPA of 4.5 or higher;
Available to complete a 12-week vacation work placement with Thiess (before graduating);
Committed to joining Thiess as part of our Graduate Program;
Eligible to work in Australia;
Able to demonstrate commitment to Thiess’ shared group principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Delivery.

How to Apply

The application process:
1. Completion of our online application, including evidence of study
2. Online aptitude testing
3. Online video interview
4. Formal interview with a panel
5. Reference checking
6. Pre-employment medical

Further Information

Thiess’ scholarship program includes:
Financial support for the duration of studies up to a maximum amount (subject to successful completion of a semester);
Vacation placement at a Thiess project or office (depending on availability and discipline);
Opportunity to secure a permanent position as part of Thiess’ Graduate Program.