We offer opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to:
The Tahgara Winter Program is an intensive week-long residential program at the University of Sydney, designed to prepare Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Year 12 students for their final exams and equip them for their journey into higher education.
Students attend workshops presented by exam markers, expert tutors, faculty academics, and university staff and students. Designed to build educational capacity and motivation, students participating in the Tahgara Winter Program will experience an individually tailored program, guiding them through scholarship applications, university pathways, exam preparation, as well as receiving one-on-one subject specific tutoring.
There is no cost for the schools or families of students who participate in the Tahgara Winter Program. The University of Sydney will pay for travel, meals, accommodation and all other expenses associated with the program.
This program is open to all Year 12 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students completing their HSC this year. The program is held in the July school holidays and applications open here in May each year.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to university? The Gadalung Program is a great way to find out! This week-long residential program is for Year 10 - 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who want to explore their future at university.
This program gives students the chance to experience uni life, live on-campus in a college, explore world-class facilities and meet current university students. You’ll learn useful skills for your final years at school and get a heads up for your future at uni and beyond.
There is no cost for the schools or families of students who participate in the Gadalung Summer Program. The University of Sydney will pay for travel, meals, accommodation and all other expenses associated with the program.
This program is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students commencing Years 10 -12 in 2023. Applications open here in September.
Dates: Monday 5 – Friday 9 December 2022
The Ngara Program offers an immersive on-campus experience for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from NSW metropolitan schools, designed to build their confidence in preparing for and sitting the HSC exams, as well as equipping them with useful tools and resources to help prepare for life after school.
Each cohort will visit the University of Sydney campus, where they will participate in a Future Friday event comprised of interactive academic skills development and personal capacity building workshops, relevant to the stage of their high school journey. In addition, students will have the opportunity to connect with the community of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff and students at the University of Sydney.
Tahgara Winter Program Dates: 11 – 15 July 2022
Apply for the program here.
Applications close Friday 3 June 2022.
Gadalung Summer Program Dates: 5 – 9 December 2022
Applications open here in September
Ngara Future Focus events are held throughout the year and participation is by invitation.
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Jack meets other Indigenous students through this program, and connects with his Aboriginal culture. Jack dreams of becoming a social worker, and uses his own mental health struggles as a way to help others.
From Townsville, Caitlyn grows in confidence through her final years of high school, and learns more about who she is and where she wants her future self to be.
With dreams of pursuing music in his future, Hamani believes his purpose in life is to entertain through his vocal talent and to inspire others like him to be their authentic selves.