Each year the Australian National University may offer a number of awards known as the Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship with the objective to assist Indigenous students with relocation and accommodation costs when moving from rural or regional areas or for those who are required to move out of the family home to study at the University.
Field of study
- is a domestic student; and
- identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
- receives an offer of admission to or is currently enrolled in an undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree offered by the University; and
- has relocated from a regional or rural area (as defined by the ASGS Remoteness Areas - 2016) to study at the University; or
- is required to live on campus and/or move out of the family home in order to study at the University; and
is able to demonstrate low socio-economic status either:
- by receiving a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment (such as Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance, etc.); or
- on the basis of an assessment conducted by or on behalf of the eligible scholarship provider.
The scholarship offers a stipend of $7,500 per annum paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for up to 3 years.
How to apply
When you apply directly to ANU for admission as a domestic undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be considered for this opportunity within the same application. Other such support options are enlisted on the Direct application scholarships page.