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 Oct 2021

Last day for applications

20 Dec 2021
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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 20

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • 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
    • have applied for ABSTUDY / Residential Costs Option (RCO) payments and provide evidence (no more than 6 months old) from Centrelink that your application was unsuccessful;
    • have applied for admission or be currently enrolled in a degree at The University of Melbourne
    • be residing, or intending to reside, at one of the University of Melbourne’s affiliated accommodation providers, as listed on the following webpages: Residential Colleges and other accommodation, 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.


    This grant can not 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 online  Indigenous Accommodation Grant application

    Applications usually open in October.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome in January

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.

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For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

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.