KPMG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship


$8,000 per year for the duration of the degree plus paid work experience


New and continuing students


  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Communication


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • be currently enrolled or commencing full-time study in any year of the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Communication at Western Sydney University
  • identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and provide community confirmation
  • complete a period of paid work experience as negotiated with KPMG


KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. In Australia, KPMG has around 6,700 people, including over 400 partners, with offices around the country. Our position is built on the professionalism of our people, the quality of the audit and assurance, tax and advisory services we offer and the contribution we make to the well-being of the communities in which we live and operate.

KPMG is on a journey to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. It is not just a journey of activity but of outcomes. At KPMG, one of our values is our commitment to communities and since 2007, when our first secondees travelled to Cape York, we have sent more than 206 people and given more than 46,000 hours of professional time working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

We believe our reconciliation journey honours our commitment to social change and is developing a new generation of people who value their personal and professional connections with Indigenous Australia.

Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.