Indigenous Student Success Grant (Undergraduate)

The Student Success Grant is offered to Indigenous students to assist with the cost of activities designed to complement studies or essential supplies needed to undertake studies successfully.

Applications open

1 Jan 2023

Applications closed

31 Oct 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $1,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 50

  • 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 you live, or formerly lived
    • have provided proof or confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage to Murrup Barak. See: Confirmation of Identity.
    • be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne
    • have not received an Indigenous Student Success Grant previously, in the year of application
    • have incurred or due to incur study related expenses, including:  
      • purchase essential study supplies (e.g. textbooks, stationery, laptop, course software, equipment etc.)
      • attend conferences and/or workshops to complement studies

    The grant will not cover expenses that are not study related, including: holidays, repayment of bills or debts including credit cards or loan debts, purchasing vehicles, housing bonds, rent or residential college fees, fines or penalties, clothing or apparel, or medical expenses.

    Selection criteria

    This grant is offered to all eligible candidates


    • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree and not on a leave of absence to receive payment.
    • If you withdraw your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status , the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  • Application process

    You must submit an online Indigenous Student Success Grant application by the close date.

    Applications usually open in January

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome 3-6 weeks after submission

What are the benefits?

The grant provides a once off payment of $1,000

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.