Yangadlitya Aboriginal Postgraduate Scholarship

The scholarships are available for Australian *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of the University of South Australia and Flinders University who are enrolled full-time or part-time in a postgraduate or Medical degree and are permanent residents of South Australia. The scholarship is also available to students undertaking the Flinders University Doctor of Medicine in Darwin through the Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP), or equivalent medicine program.

Scholarship details

Value: $10,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates


Open: 25/01/2021
Close: 30/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Medicine

At Institution:

  • Flinders University
  • University of South Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NT
  • SA

Eligibility Criteria

Recipients will be determined by the Selection Committee of the Aborigines Advancement League based upon Grade Point Average (GPA); a written statement; a supporting statement from the applicant’s program director‚ course coordinator or supervisor; and economic need of the applicant.

The applicant’s written statement should outline:

  • Community service involvement.
  • The name of current program and reasons for studying it.
  • Expected completion date.
  • Details of undergraduate program and academic achievements.
  • Future career goals.
  • Details of yearly personal or combined family income.

Further Information

The scholarship will be offered for the life of the recipient’s program‚ for a maximum of two years for full-time students, or four years for part-time students, payments are not retrospective. The number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent on the income generated by the Aboriginal Advancement League Fund.

Recipients of scholarships can be full-time or part-time students. If a student has enrolment of 13.5 units or above in a semester, they will be paid the full-time amount; if it is less than that but 9.0 units or above, they will be paid at the pro-rata amount.

Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the next biennial Duguid Memorial Lecture given after they receive their grant.