We offer culturally safe study spaces, academic workshops and ongoing private or group tuition.
We provide admission pathways, assistance and support to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students throughout their university journey — from admissions to graduation. This includes pastoral care, advocacy support, mentors and faculty staff; we can also provide referrals and tutorial assistance.
Before you start your degree, you can join a two-week academic skills workshop as part of your program. You’ll learn time management, academic writing, research and critical thinking skills, and you get to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Gadigal Program entrants are automatically pre-enrolled in the course.
Once you start, you’re also entitled to individual or group tuition each week through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS).
Indigenous student Mitchell Gibbs discusses his academic journey
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commencing and full time students are encouraged to apply. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Award offers a rent subsidy that will reduce the weekly rent to $50 per week in to nominated University owned accommodation facilities.
You are eligible and will automatically be considered if you are a commencing 'school leaver' Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student and enrolled full-time.
If you are eligible please submit an application directly to the University-owned accommodation provider of your choice. Eligible applicants will be notified.
Visit the student website for information about the Mentoring Our Brothers and Sisters (MOBS) Mentoring Program and the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS).
Our culturally safe spaces located at our Camperdown and Cumberland campus (Sydney School of Health Sciences), include a student/staff common room with kitchen facilities, study rooms, photocopying, a fully equipped computer lab, tutorial rooms and access to student support staff.
The Wingara Mura Research Library, at the Camperdown campus, provides further support to your studies, including a comprehensive collection of resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and affairs and an additional study space.
The Wingara Mura Research Library was established around 1992 as the Koori Centre Research Library and started with a small collection of resources for the use of block mode students. The library has now grown to a library which holds a unique collection consisting of nearly 7000 items relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and affairs, including rare and out of print materials.
The library provides other services including access to local and Indigenous newspapers, photocopy and printing facilities and a quiet study area, as well as an on-site librarian to help you the items you need. Please note: this is a research library only, and items are not available to borrow or take off-site. Download the Wingara Mura Research Library brochure (pdf, 196.1KB).