USC Indigenous Scholarship - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate

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USC Indigenous Scholarship - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate


Applications are accepted all year round and will remain current for 12 months. Applications will be considered in the next offer round after lodgement and if unsuccessful will be considered in the subsequent offer rounds for the year.

These scholarships are to encourage progression to  Honours level, or a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) or Postgraduate study.

The USC Indigenous Scholarship was established in 2011 to support a new or continuing student wishing to pursue Postgraduate studies, an Honours undergraduate qualification or a Higher Degree by Research (HDR).

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

  • a commencing student (ie. existing students are not eligible)
  • must have completed an undergraduate qualification in any discipline
  • applicants will be considered ineligible if currently in receipt of another major USC or external scholarship (this does not include bursaries)
Selection criteria
Applicants will be assessed based on:
  • financial need
  • demonstrated involvement within or for indigenous communities
  • evidence of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (unless criterion has previously been met)
Eligible programs
All programs
Number available

The scholarship is valued at $4000 for full-time study, to be paid in instalments over 2 semesters (pro-rata for part-time and sessional study). In addition, all course fees and the Student Services and Amenities fee for the relevant semester(s) will be waived.

USC Indigenous Scholarship Application Form - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate (PDF 286KB) For further information, please email or telephone 07 5430 2890. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF documents, before downloading this application form. *  
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