UTS Council Indigenous Scholarship

The intention of this scholarship is to support a commencing Indigenous Australian student who is identified as a potential high achiever and who may have barriers to undertaking tertiary studies.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Open: 28/02/2024
Close: 20/05/2024


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 Technology Sydney

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


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

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 a commencing UTS undergraduate coursework student in the session of the scholarship selection; and
  • apply for a Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage; and
  • apply for the Scholarship online using the UTS Scholarship Application Form.

Further Information

Selection process

  • Motivation for and potential to achieve excellence in the nominated UTS course, as demonstrated by the scholarship application;
  • Academic merit (ranked in ATAR order or equivalent).

In addition to financial need, preference will also be given to students who are able to demonstrate one or more other educational barriers as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship application, including:

  • carer responsibilities
  • long-term medical condition, disability, or ongoing effects of abuse