National Indigenous Summer School

Applications now open for 2019 National Indigenous Summer School

Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, the ANU Science and Engineering Colleges and ANU Humanities, Arts and Social Science Colleges will host a Summer School for Indigenous students in years 10 and 11 from across Australia, who have an interested in university studies.

This week-long Summer School will run from the 7th to the 14th of December this year 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 accommodation, transport, catering and workshop materials.

There are two Summer Schools running this year at ANU with 20 places in each. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) Summer School and the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (HASS) Summer School. You can only select one Summer School to attend; details of subjects covered are in the table below

To be considered for one of the 40 spots in the Summer Schools, you need to be:

  • A current Year 10 or 11 student in Australia
  • 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

Applications can be downloaded on the right-hand-side of your screen, under 'Reference Documents' and are due Friday 19 July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by August 2019.

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