Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Scholarship

About this scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are living away from their home and community. The scholarship covers the cost of accommodation so you can concentrate on your studies and make the most of the university experience.

Application dates

Open Date: Closed

Close Date: Closed

Scholarship type



The scholarship will cover the full cost of rent (including bond and application fee) for the minimum duration of your course.

There are eight scholarships available.

Student type

Future Students Or Current Students


  • Citizenship: Australian
  • Target group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Faculty: any
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus:any
  • Required study load: full-time
  • Living in ACU student accommodation
  • Financial hardship
  • Contribution to, and/or leadership in, community service

Application process

Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:

  • A written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
    • Why have you chosen to undertake your degree?
    • What do you hope to achieve with it in the future?
    • How do you engage with the Indigenous community and how does this reflect the mission and values of ACU?
    • How will obtaining your degree allow you to give back to the Indigenous community?
  • Evidence of your contribution to and/or leadership in community service.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Leadership
  • Community service

Selection process

Recipients will be selected by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the First Peoples and Equity Pathways Directorate.

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • A full-time study load
  • Model leadership attributes
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by running sessions as part of the Residential Life program of the ACU Living and Learning Community
  • Engagement with, and support of, the Indigenous Higher Education Units’ activities.

Applications are closed

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