Commonwealth Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship

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Commonwealth Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship


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

For 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 Education Costs Scholarships (ICECS) provides students with assistance with general study costs. The Scholarship is paid in instalments of A$1,318.50 * per semester for up to four years to assist with general study costs.

* These are the 2017 Scholarship values. The Scholarship values are indexed annually.

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  • identifying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full-time in any undergraduate degree 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
Eligible programs:
All programs
Number available:
Up to A$10,548: A$2,637 per annum | A$1,318.50 per semester *
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