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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Award

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship subsidises rent at University owned accommodation.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Commencing ‘school leaver’ 
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 
  • Resident of University owned accommodation
  • Full-time student

How to apply

Must apply through Student Accommodation Services


The value of this scholarship varies each year. It is paid directly to resident’s rent at University owned accommodation to reduce weekly rental payments. The award is not redeemable as a cash payment.

The number of scholarships offered will vary each year depending on funding.

Additional benefits include:

  • no application fee
  • bond waived
  • start-up bursary valued at $1000
  • catered and self-catered options available
  • Queen Mary Building has a dedicated wing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a commencing ‘school leaver’ 
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
  • be a resident of Queen Mary or International House. Spaces in Camden, Cumberland, Camperdown terraces, Darlington House and Yannadah are subject to availability.
  • be a full-time student. Requests to hold the scholarship part-time will only be approved under exceptional circumstances. Such requests must be approved by Student Accommodation Services.