National Indigenous Summer School

National Indigenous Summer School in December 2021 is now online

*Due to COVID-19 regulations, the committee decided to move the National Indigneous Summer School in December 2021 to an online format.

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, the ANU Science and Engineering Colleges and the ANU Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Colleges will host the Summer School for Indigenous students in years 10 and 11 who have an interest in university studies.

This week-long program will run from 6 - 10 December 2021 to provide learning experiences to help inform education and career aspirations and goals. Students will participate in a program of hands-on activities from a range of discipline fields on the theme of 'Global Challenges: People, Places and Communities.'

Expert academic staff, Indigenous university students and staff will mentor participants through a fun-filled program in the nation's capital, which promises rewarding experiences on and off campus.

The Tjabal Centre and ANU Colleges cover all expenses

There are two streams running in the Summer School; the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) stream and the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) stream. 

To be considered for one of the Summer School, you need to be:

  • A current Year 10 or 11 student. Year 12 students will be considered
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine
  • Interested in arts, cultural studies, history, social studies, languages, business, commerce or law

For any queries about the Summer School, or about studying at the ANU, phone Tjabal Centre staff on (02) 6125 4038 or email