Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

University of Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

Many faculties provide their own scholarships. Check the faculty scholarships webpage for further postgraduate scholarship opportunities.

External Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Indigenous Australian Advertised Bursaries

For: Indigenous Australian students enrolled full-time, making satisfactory progress, who are experiencing financial difficulties.

How to Apply: Apply for advertised bursaries through Scholarships and Financial Support Service.

The Rotary Club of Sydney Soukup Memorial Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

For: This Scholarship has been made available with a donation from The Rotary Club of Sydney. This Scholarship aims to help ease the financial burden of studying in Sydney for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a postgraduate coursework program. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship/independent living and be under the age of 30 at the time of application.

Value: The value of the scholarship is $15,000 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the degree program subject to satisfactory academic progress, which is deemed to be credit average (65% and above) for each semester.

This scholarship is currently closed

Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship

Background: Established in 2015, the Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship was created by donation from Ellen Waugh. Scholarships are awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of Sydney who demonstrate leadership potential, community involvement and financial need.
Open to:

a. Applicants must be an Australian citizesn and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

b. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or will enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must not previously have completed the requirements for the relevant degree leel that they are currently enrolled in or will enrol in..

Selection Criteria:

Four successful applicants will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

  • a personal statement describing their leadership potential and community involvement
  • evidence of financial need

Preference will be given to students:

  • enrolled within the Faculty of Engineering
  • from the Northern Territroy and/or rutal and remote Australia as defined by the Australian Government

The Scholarship will be awarded the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Stragey and Services) and their nominees.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship is valued at $6,500 per annum and is tenable for up to one year.

The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semseter.

Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships office.

No other amount is payable.

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 31 March 2019
Conditions:  Terms and Conditions
   

Ron Baumann Scholarship

Background: Established in 2017, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Ron Baumann to assist students who are disadvantaged or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students studying social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.
Value: The value of the scholarship is $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.
Open Date: To be confirmed for 2019
Close Date: To be confirmed for 2019

The University of Sydney Indigenous International Exchange Scholarship

For: The University of Sydney Indigenous International Exchange Scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into the International Exchange Program through the International Office.

To be considered eligible, students must:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Indigenous identity is subject to verification by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support within the Student Transition and Retention Team at the University of Sydney.
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate award course or postgraduate coursework and/or research course at the University of Sydney in exchange year
  • have been accepted and provide proof of acceptance into the Exchange Program through the International Office
  • provide Referees Report from Academic Supervisor

Value: Scholarship is for one year only and is valued at $5,000. The recipient will be required to refund all or part of the scholarship received if s/he subsequently withdraws from the nominated program. Scholarships are awarded for study in the nominated exchange program year and no deferment of the scholarship is allowed. The scholarship shall be terminated if the recipient withdraws from the agreed exchange program. Once terminated, a scholarship will not be reinstated.

This scholarship is currently closed.

The Chinese Ethnic Minority Studies Scholarship

Background: The Chinese Ethnic Minority Studies Scholarship was established in 2017 to fund two to three months research in an ethnic minority project based in China. Students will remain enrolled in the University of Sydney while undertaking a project with the host institution being Minzu University, Beijing.

Open to: Open to students who are enrolled in a postgraduate coursework or research degree offered by the University of Sydney and undertaking studies which can include specific units of study in the field of Aboriginal indigenous Studies.

There must be sufficient room within the applicant’s degree to undertake the period of research and still complete the compulsory requirements of the degree.

Value: $22,500 to be made in two payments

This scholarship is currently closed.