Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Melbourne

 Scholarship Name:  Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS)

 Description:  The Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship Program is funded by the Australian Government to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The Scholarship Program consists of the following scholarships: Commonwealth Indigenous Access Scholarships, Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships, Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Pass)

 Study Fields:  General

 Support Type:  Equity Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $4,823

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $4,823 (2015 rate).

 Length:  1 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian citizens; be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia in 2014; not have been awarded results for subjects undertaken as part of a degree course at a tertiary institution (excluding extension studies undertaken as part of a Year 12 program); meet the entry requirements for a course at the University; enrol full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study; and have their status as an Indigenous Australian confirmed by the University’s Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

 Target Group:  Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, Educational disadvantage, Rural and isolated area resident

 Study Location:  Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  Early October

 Other Details:  Eligible students who have included evidence that they are an indigenous Australian; are in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit such as Abstudy; and have had their status as an indigenous Australian confirmed by the University’s Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development will be invited to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship.

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Scholarships & Bursaries

 Contact Department:  University Services

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  Baldwin Spencer Building, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Melbourne

 Provider Phone:  61 3 136352

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