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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
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
9 March 2022 23 March 2022
Aurora Indigenous Scholarships Portal Various
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
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Commencing Scholarship in Art Curating or Museum and Heritage Studies $10,000 p.a.
  • Domestic
  • Commencing or enrolled in Art Curating or Museum and Heritage Studies degree
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
14 October 2022 14 April 2023
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Full-time student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
11 October 2022  24 October 2022
Roberta Sykes Scholarship Up to $30,000
  • See page details
Various Various
The Rotary Soukup Scholarship $8,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled student
TBC TBC
The Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship $6000
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying teaching, education or health
29 July  2022 31 August 2022
The Women’s College Scholarships TBC
  • Must apply for residency at The Women’s College
N/A 5 October 2021
A J A Waldock Scholarship $4,000
  • Domestic student
  • Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing student
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
1 November 2022 30 November 2022
Greta Davis Equity Scholarship for Musically Talented Students $10,000 p.a.
  • Studying performance in a coursework or research degree at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Demonstrates an eligible disadvantage
TBC TBC
Rosemary Valentine Memorial Prize TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Studying voice or piano
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship $20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Music student
  • Coursework applicant/ student
15 December 2022 20 March 2023
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship in Science $20,000 p.a. (up to one year only)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Being currently enrolled or having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time studying
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
23 November 2022 12 February 2023
The Isaacs Family Scholarship in Science $72,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or currently enrolled in a Masters Degree within the Faculty of Science
17 March 2022 27 March 2022
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Jane Sheridan Scholarship $20,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic Student
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in select fields of study
8 October 2021 7 November 2021
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students $20,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
9 October 2020 9 November 2020
The Rotary Soukup Memorial Scholarship $15,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Studying or commencing in a postgraduate degree within medicine and health
4 June 2021 21 June 2021
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme $15,000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pharmacy student
  • Member of the student Rural Health Club or a member of the University’s affiliate Rural Health Club
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Australian Medical Association Indigenous Peoples Medical Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (degree duration)
  • See page details
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Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship $5000 p.a. 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Studying or commencing in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree within medicine and health
  • Completed at least one year of tertiary study at an Australian University 
TBC TBC
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
25 May 2021 8 June 2021
Ghosh Family Foundation Deeksha Indigenous Doctor of Medicine Scholarship $6,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Be commencing and enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need 
19 September 2022 11 October 2022
Herbert and Valmae Freilich Indigenous Scholarship $5000 p.a. (for 4 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Full-time MD student
TBC TBC
Indigenous Health Promotion – Social and Emotional Wellbeing Scholarship $12,500
  • Commencing 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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in the use of CACS for the Primary Preven $35, 950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent
  • Conduct research into the use of CACS for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
TBC TBC
Public Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship $15,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Commencing a Master of Public Health
  • Hold a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
TBC TBC
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 16 July 2021
Susan Tompkins Scholarship for Indigenous Health Programs $2000
  • Enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous health and welfare
22 September 2022 13 October 2022
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
3 November 2022 17 November 2022
Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences Postgraduate Diversity Scholarship CSP rate p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the DVM within SSVS
December 2022 27 Feburary 2023
The Rabbi Brasch Bursary $25,500 p.a. (4 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 $15,000
  • Postgraduate students studying a Master of Public Health degree
  • Experienced hardship or disadvantage
9 December 2022  19  December 2022
Marie Olive Armstrong Scholarship for Indigenous Students $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or Conservatorium of Music
26 August 2022 7 November 2022
Architecture, Design and Planning Indigenous Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program in School of Architecture, Design and Planning
21 October 2021 February 2022 TBC
Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services Tuition Scholarship Tuition fees for 2 semesters
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Unconditional offer for the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services (Interpersonal Trauma)
  • Non-ECAV pathway student
22 September 2022 1 February 2023$8,000 p.a.
 
 
 

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