Commonwealth Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

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Commonwealth Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship


Applications are now closed for Semester 1, 2018. Sem 2, 2018 applications open 1 May and close 30 June, 2018.

Indigenous students enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported program at USC

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program is funded by the Australian Federal Government.

It aims to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from remote and regional areas.

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS) provides assistance for students, who have moved from regional or remote areas to undertake their university studies, with accommodation and study costs. The Scholarship is paid in instalments of A$2,638 * per semester for up to four years.

* This is the 2017 Scholarship values. The Scholarship values are indexed annually.

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  • identifying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • relocating from a rural, regional or remote area to study at USC
  • enrolled full-time in any undergraduate program at USC (or part-time, where there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time enrolment)
  • has not previously completed the requirements of an undergraduate program
  • evidence of financial need
Selection criteria:
  • financial need
  • other equity considerations and personal circumstances
  • relocation status
Eligible programs:
All programs
Number available:
Up to A$21,104: A$5,276 per annum | A$2,638 per semester *
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