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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships

Postgraduate coursework scholarships
Browse the scholarships for prospective and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a postgraduate coursework degree.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant category and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of postgraduate coursework scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Award Various
  • Commencing school leaver 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 
  • Resident of University-owned accommodation
  • Full-time student
N/A N/A
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
25 February 2019 31 January 2020

Aurora Internship Program

$800 (for up to six weeks)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
12 August 2019 30 August 2019
Graeme de Graaff Scholarship $12,000
  • Australian resident at International House
31 August 2019 15 November 2019
Harvey Indigenous Scholarship $5750
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander resident at St John's College
Open 29 November 2019
Michael H. Rathgeber Scholarship $12,000
  • International House resident
31 August 2019 15 January 2019
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Full-time student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
15 May 2020 31 May 2020
Roberta Sykes Scholarship $30,000
  • See page details
Various Various
The Aspiration Initiative Up to $70,000
  • See page details
Various Various
The Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship $6000
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying teaching, education or health
5 September 2019 8 October 2019
The University of Sydney Indigenous International Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Going on international exchange
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
N/A N/A
A J A Waldock Scholarship $4000
  • Domestic student
  • Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC
Indigenous Scholarship in Social Work $750 to $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying social work
18 May 2020 15 June 2020
Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Education $15,000
  • Unconditional offer holder, or currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education)
12 December 2019 13 January 2020
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship $20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Science or music student
  • Coursework applicant or student
TBC TBC
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students $20,000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Identify as a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
N/A N/A
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme $15,000 (for up to four years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Pharmacy student
  • Rural Health Club member
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Australian Medical Association Indigenous Peoples Medical Scholarship $10,000 (for degree duration)
  • See page details
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Herbert and Valmae Freilich Indigenous Scholarship $5000 pa (for 4 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Full-time MD student
26 May 2020 31 July  2020
Indigenous Health Promotion – Social and Emotional Wellbeing Scholarship $12,500
  • Commencing full-time in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (Social and Emotional Wellbeing)
  • Enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place
N/A N/A
Indigenous Postgraduate Coursework Tuition Fee Scholarship Tuition fees + SSA fees
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Coursework student at Sydney Medical School
  • Employed in clinical practice or on approved leave
16 December 2019 13 January 2020
Public Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship $10,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Commencing a Master of Public Health
  • Hold a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
6 May 2020 29 July 2020
Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare (pdf, 160.6KB) Up to $60,000 (for 12 months)
  • Australian citizen
  • Appropriate prior experience
  • Proof of community consultation and affirmation and/or education
  • Undertake a project/program, further education or research
Open 4 September 2020
Susan Tompkins Scholarship for Indigenous Health Programs $1000
  • Enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous health and welfare
21 April 2020 3 June 2020
Sydney Dental Hospital Indigenous Scholarship $17,000
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student
  • Full-time Bachelor of Oral Health or the Doctor of Dental Medicine student
24 April 2020 24 May 2020
The Harvey Sutton Public Health Scholarship $10,000
  • Master of Public Health student
  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice 
6 May 2020 30 June 2020
The Rabbi Brasch Bursary $25,500 (for up to four years)
  • Student about to commence a Doctor of Medicine
  • Financial need
29 May 2020 21 June 2020
The University of Sydney Public Health Equity Scholarship $10,000
  • Master of Public Health student
  • Experienced hardship or disadvantage
6 May 2020 30 June 2020