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Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Creating opportunities for our future

Our Indigenous strategy, Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu, outlines our commitment to creating higher education and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and valuing Indigenous culture.

Smoking image from National Reconciliation Week 2018

We offer a range of initiatives to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples who dream of studying with us, including our pre-tertiary outreach programadmission pathways and scholarships and other financial support.   

Our services and facilities also include study spaces, academic workshops, ongoing tuition and accommodation support, as well as mentoring and other networks for new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students settling into university life.

Cultural competence is a major priority in our 2016-20 Strategy as we strive to make Sydney a truly inclusive, culturally diverse and distinctively Australian university where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are part of our identity.

An inspirational success story

Mitchell Gibbs, PhD candidate in marine biochemistry, explains what it’s like to study at Sydney as an Indigenous science student.

We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand. We pay our respects to those who have cared and continue to care for Country.

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