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We understand that most students, will at some time, need to access financial support, so UTS provides a number of scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Shellee Murphy-Oates - Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure
"The year, I received a scholarship through Jumbunna, which has been a great relief. Last year, I was constantly under pressure and stressed out because of money constraints, exams and not having enough time to study. Receiving this scholarship means I can concentrate on studying and get the results I deserve".
There are also external organisations that provide scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This page is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the scholarships available. Students are advised to contact either the UTS Scholarships Office or Jumbunna for more information.
Scholarships are generally awarded on academic merit or on a combination of academic merit and financial need. Prizes are awarded for academic achievement.
Students need to be aware of closing dates and plan ahead for applications, as they can take time to complete. Jumbunna disseminates information about all opportunities fortnightly via a Jumbunna Student Inbrief. Our Student Services Officers are also available to assist with the preparation of applications.
‘Financial assistance’ generally refers to government assistance programs or supplementary assistance from other sources and is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students. It can take the form of income support, accommodation or rent assistance, emergency assistance, student loans etc. Students are encouraged to visit Abstudy for further information.
UTS Student Services financial assistance service also offers information, advice and referral to other organisations and can, in certain circumstances, arrange emergency assistance and small interest-free loans.
We encourage you to seek assistance from us at Jumbunna if you have financial difficulties or do not have the funds to participate in course-related activities. We can provide information, assist or refer you to the appropriate channels. Students are advised to seek this sort of assistance as early as possible, as finding and applying for funds can take some time.
The UTS Scholarships Office administers scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on behalf of Jumbunna. Please contact the Scholarships Office on (02) 9514 2527 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.