Juris Doctor Indigenous Scholarship

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student commencing a Juris Doctor and are committed to Indigenous issues, this scholarship could assist with your tuition fees paid.

Applications now closed.

Value and duration

Tuition fees paid per semester.


  • up to a maximum of 288 enrolled credit points (including any credit exemptions) and/or
  • up to the standard full-time (6 semesters) or part-time (12 semesters) duration of program.

Number of scholarships available

One per year


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be commencing in the Juris Doctor (MC161) at RMIT in semester 1, 2018
  • demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous issues
  • be passionate about your study and future career
  • not have previously completed the same level or program or higher
  • not qualify for Abstudy.
  • be registered with the Ngarara Willim Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

How to apply

The link to the application form will be provided here once applications open.

Supporting documentation

Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application.

Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once you have completed a question online, you cannot go back and modify your response(s). The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
  • Discuss your commitment to Indigenous issues.
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Open date

Applications now closed.

Close date

Applications now closed.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Condition (PDF 464kb, 30p).

Further information

Funded by the School of Graduate Business and Law, the Juris Doctor Indigenous Scholarship has been established to support students achieve their educational dreams.

Note: You will need to present your invoice to your school's finance office each semester to organise the payment of your fees.


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 via email to their RMIT student email account by 31 August 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer by 31 August 2018, your application has been unsuccessful.