Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS)
Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences/Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences/Veterinary Sciences, Architecture, Urban Environment and Building, Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences/Psychology, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services/Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services/Business and Management, Economics, Education, Engineering and Technology, Information, Computing and Communication Sciences, Information, Computing and Communication Sciences/Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences, Language and Culture, Law, Justice and Law Enforcement/Law, Mathematical Sciences/Mathematics, Medical and Health Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences/Dentistry, Medical and Health Sciences/Nursing, Medical and Health Sciences/Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences/Public Health and Health Services, Science - General/Science - General, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General, Studies in Human Society/Social Work, The Arts
The scholarships provide eligible Indigenous commencing students with a once-only payment to assist with the expenses associated with higher education.
The scholarships are open to commencing Indigenous Australians of low socio-economic status who are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study as full-time Commonwealth-supported students. Applicants will be given priority if they are from a rural or regional area and have not previously completed a bachelor degree or equivalent (except where it is an entry requirement for the current course).
The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $4,485 (2012 rate). Recipients will also be awarded an Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship, and, where applicable, an Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship.