Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships assist full-time Indigenous Australian students from rural and regional and low income backgrounds, or those required to move out of home to undertake tertiary educationwith financial support associated with their study for up to three years.
Field of study
Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
is an Australian citizen; and
is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
is accepted as such by the community in which they live, or formerly lived; and
enrolled/enrolling in an undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree; and
has relocated from a regional or rural area to study at ANU; or
is required to live on campus and/or move out of the family home in order to study at ANU; and
Is able to demonstrate low socio-economic status either:
through being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment (such as Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance, etc); or
on the basis of an assessment conducted by or on behalf of the eligible scholarship provider.
The scholarship offers a stipend of $7,500 per annum paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for up to 3 years.
For students awarded an Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship prior to 2017, the scholarship offers a stipend of $5,355 per annum (indexed annually) paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for up to 4 years.