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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Award

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship subsidises rent at University owned accommodation.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Commencing school leaver
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 
  • Resident of University owned accommodation
  • Full-time student

How to apply

Must apply through Student Accommodation Services


The value of this scholarship varies each year. It is paid directly to the resident’s rent at University-owned accommodation to reduce weekly rental payments. The award is not redeemable as a cash payment.

The number of scholarships offered will vary each year depending on funding.

Additional benefits include:

  • no application fee
  • bond waived
  • start-up bursary valued at $1000
  • catered and self-catered options available
  • Queen Mary Building has a dedicated wing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a commencing ‘school leaver’ 
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
  • be a resident of Queen Mary or International House. Spaces in Camden, Cumberland, Camperdown terraces, Darlington House and Yannadah are subject to availability.
  • be a full-time student. Requests to hold the scholarship part-time will only be approved under exceptional circumstances. Such requests must be approved by Student Accommodation Services.