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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 or Torres Strait Islander student
  • 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
15 October 2020 10 February 2021
Aurora Indigenous Scholarships Portal Various
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
See page details See page details
Aurora Internship Program Up to $4800 (for 6 weeks)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
10 August 2020 28 August 2020
Graeme de Graaff Scholarship

$12,000

  • Australian resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
Michael H Rathgeber Scholarship Residential fees
  • International House resident
31 August 2020 19 January 2021
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Full-time student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
22 September 2020 5 November 2020
Roberta Sykes Scholarship Up to $30,000
  • See page details
Various Various
The Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship $6000
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying teaching, education or health
25 August 2020 20 October 2020
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
TBC TBC
Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Education $15,000
  • Unconditional offer holder, or currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education)
TBC TBC
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
9 October 2020 9 November 2020
Australian Medical Association Indigenous Peoples Medical Scholarship $10,000 pa (for degree duration)
  • See page details
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Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health student
  • In financial need
TBC TBC
Herbert and Valmae Freilich Indigenous Scholarship $5000 pa (for 4 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Full-time MD student
Ongoing Ongoing
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
TBC TBC
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
21 September  2020 30 November 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
N/A 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
TBC TBC
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
21 September 2020 30 November 2020