School of Medicine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Accommodation Scholarship

Scholarship Type:  Indigenous
Scholarship Group:  A

The School of Medicine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Accommodation Scholarship aims to support Indigenous students undertaking the Doctor of Medicine (MD), who come from one or more of the University's defined equity or personal disadvantage groups, with the costs associated with accommodation.


  • $10,000 per year up to five years

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Confirmation of Identity:

  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and submit documentation declaring and confirming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity.


  • new or continuing student



  • be commencing or enrolled full time in the MD
  • be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on Opportunity and Equity Criteria (opens in a new window). Please refer to the below section for further details

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement supporting their application indicating how they believe receiving the scholarship will assist them with their studies and future careers. 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, ability to meet the criteria, and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate the rationale for seeking an equity-based scholarship (including but not limited to socio-economic challenges).

Further information and how to apply can be found on our Indigenous Scholarships page.

Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0