Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement Scholarship

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement Scholarships aim to encourage academically gifted Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are either commencing or continuing their tertiary education at the university.


New and continuing students


Any undergraduate degree


$5,000 per year (or part-time equivalent)


Up to five years (or part-time equivalent) for an undergraduate degree which may include Honours


Applicants must:

  • be an identified Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship based on the Equity Criteria.
  • be applying for any undergraduate degree at the university with an ATAR of 65 or above (or equivalent via the Badanami Alternative Entry Program) OR 
  • be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree and have maintained a minimum GPA of 4 (pass average)

Application and Selection Process

Application is required via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Selection of this scholarship is based on a combination of academic performance and financial need to the maximum number of scholarships available.