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UTS Council Indigenous Scholarship



One (1) year





The intention of this scholarship is to support a commencing Indigenous Australian student who is identified as a potential high achiever and who may have barriers to undertaking tertiary studies.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the scholarship an applicant must:

  • 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
  • be a commencing UTS undergraduate coursework student in the session of the scholarship selection; and
  • apply for a Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage; and
  • apply for the Scholarship online using the UTS Scholarship Application Form.

Selection process

  • Motivation for and potential to achieve excellence in the nominated UTS course, as demonstrated by the scholarship application;
  • Academic merit (ranked in ATAR order or equivalent).

In addition to financial need, preference will also be given to students who are able to demonstrate one or more other educational barriers as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship application, including:

  • carer reponsibilites;
  • long-term medical condition, disability, or ongoing effects of abuse;
  • regional or remote background;
  • sole parent responsibilities.

Applications closed

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Applications for this Scholarship will open in January.


Need more information? Contact...


UTS Scholarships
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research
Phone: 1800 064 312



Other information

For the full details of this scholarship please see the Conditions of Award.