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Indigenous Access Scholarship

The objective of the Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) Program is to facilitate choice in higher education and to increase higher education participation for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. The Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS) is aimed to assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, commencing university studies for the first time, to undertake an eligible enabling course, undergraduate course or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent postgraduate course of study) in an area of National Priority required for initial registration to practice in the chosen National Priority (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education).

Nomination opening date: 1 October 2014
Nomination closing date: 30 September 2015


Payments

Amount: $4702
Frequency:
50% ($2351) following acceptance of scholarship offer, further 50% ($2351) payment made following ongoing eligibility checks after student's first census date
Method:
Electronic funds transfer


Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Financial hardship or low socio-economic (usually demonstrated by being in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink allowance)
  • Must not have previously received payment of an IAS in part or whole
  • Must meet all criteria as per the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines for 2010

Nationality:

  • Australian citizen

Level of study:

  • VET - enabling course
  • Undergraduate bachelor course
  • Graduate diploma (or equivalent postgraduate course of study) in an area of National Priority required for initial registration to practice in the chosen National Priority (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education)

Year of study:

  • Any

Faculty:

  • Any

Study mode:

  • Full-time on-campus
  • Part-time on-campus (in exceptional circumstances only)

More information:

Contact the Scholarships Office

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