Indigenous Accommodation Grant

The Indigenous Accommodation Grant is offered to Indigenous students who are residing at University Accommodation or Residential College and are ineligible for government accommodation funding or other forms of financial support.

Applications open

1 Jun 2023

Applications closed

6 Aug 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

College fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $10,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 10

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and be accepted as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which they live, or formerly lived
    • be currently enrolled in a degree at The University of Melbourne
    • be residing in one of the University of Melbourne’s affiliated accommodation providers, as listed on the following webpages: Residential Colleges and University Accommodation.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarships are offered to eligible applicants with the highest level of financial need, with a preference given to commencing students in the start year intake.

    Please note, the availability of the Indigenous Accommodation Grant for students commencing in the mid-year intake is dependent on the number of Grants awarded in the start year intake.


    • This grant cannot be deferred to the following year.
    • The scholarship will cease if:
      • You do not maintain an average result of at least 50 for each semester of enrolment
      • You do not commence or withdraw from your course or the University withdraws your enrolment
      • You no longer reside at the agreed University Accommodation or Residential College.
    • The scholarship will be suspended if:
      • You are granted leave of absence from your course
      • You enrol in a part-time study load
  • Application process

    You must submit an application for the Student Grants to be considered for this bursary.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome in April for Round 1 (start year intake) applications and in September for Round 2 (mid-year intake).

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides a contribution of  $10,000 for a maximum duration of one year if you live at the Melbourne Accommodation or Residential College for a full year, or $5,000 for half a year if you live at the Melbourne Accommodation or Residential College for half a year, and will be paid directly to the accommodation provider.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.