Ngarara Willim Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled full-time in a postgraduate by coursework program and are community minded, this scholarship could assist with your study expenses.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides up to $13,000 for one year.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be enrolled full-time in a postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT in 2018 (or studying part-time with exceptional circumstances)
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • experiencing difficult family circumstances
    • have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
  • have at least one year of your program left to complete in 2018
  • be able to demonstrate participation in your local, indigenous and/or university community
  • be passionate about your study and future career

How to apply

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Open date

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Close date

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Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 31p).

Contact us

Coursework Scholarships Office or the Ngarara Willim Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Successful candidates will be notified by 31 March 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2018, your application has been unsuccessful.