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Thales Galuwa Indigenous Engineering Scholarship


 $45,000 per recipient plus internship opportunity


The duration of the Scholarship is three (3) years.





The Thales Galuwa Indigenous Engineering Scholarship aims to support Aboriginal and\or Torres Strait Islander descent applicants who have the personal potential and commitment to study engineering.

Thales Australia is a major employer in the high technology sector in Australia and is committed to promoting Indigenous employment and improving our engagement with Indigenous communities.

Thales views participation in the Galuwa Indigenous Engineering Scholarship as one important means by which we can work towards achieving our objective of creating a more attractive and inclusive culture within Thales Australia for Indigenous candidates and employees. Participation will not only enable Thales to provide enhanced opportunities to Indigenous students, but will also increase cultural awareness and sensitivity for current Thales employees who are involved in program activities.

The Scholarship is open to applicants commencing the first year of their undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac) course, including Engineering combined degrees with Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice. It is open to both current and non-current school leavers.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be\have:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide either:
    • a Confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation; or
    • a UTS Statutory Declaration form accompanied by two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not an immediate family member; and
  • Commencing or intending to commence the first year of an undergraduate BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac Engineering degree or combined Engineering degree with Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice at UTS in the session following selection;[1] and
  • Majoring in any of Data, Electronics, Software, Mechanical, Mechanical and Mechatronic or Mechatronic Engineering; and
  • An ATAR (or equivalent) of 69 or above, or have received an offer through the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program, or have completed an Insearch Diploma;
  • All candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria should register their interest via the UTS online Scholarships form; and
  • All eligible candidates will be contacted and invited to attend  an interview in person.

[1] This includes students who have completed an Insearch Diploma who will be starting their first year of study at UTS but are going into the second year of their engineering degree


Selection process

  • Priority will be given to students that previously participated in the Galuwa Experience program
  • Academic merit (based on ATAR or relevant UTS entry criteria)
  • Motivation and commitment to succeed in their undergraduate Engineering course as demonstrated in the scholarship interview.
  • Initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities as demonstrated in the scholarship interview.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

UTS: Engineering and IT

Other information

By applying for the Thales Galuwa Indigenous Engineering Scholarship subject to meeting the eligibility criteria students will also be considered for:

  • Aurecon Galuwa Indigenous Engineering Scholarship