Economics Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Business and Economics
Scholarship value Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Scholarship duration Duration of program
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 October 2021
Closing date 30 January 2022


The School of Economics at The University of Queensland is offering one masters by postgraduate coursework scholarship covering up to 100% percent of tuition fees for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support Australian Indigenous students to undertake studies in economics.

Learn more about what it’s like as an Indigenous student at the School of Economics.

By increasing the frequency of Indigenous students in postgraduate courses, we can build a more influential Indigenous workforce.”

Jackson Daylight, a Nughi man from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Jackson Daylight (left) and Matthew Jones (right)
Jackson Daylight (left) and Matthew Jones (right).

Increasing the number of Indigenous students completing research focused postgraduate studies is imperative in order for research to be used to better inform government policy towards Indigenous Australians in general. It’s also important because it increases the likelihood that the research can be done in a culturally appropriate way.”

Matthew Jones, a Torres Strait Islander from Darnley island. MBA Graduate, 2019.

Read more: Our future economists: Scholarships for Indigenous students


Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

The application form along with the material set out under the application procedure should be completed and returned to the School of Economics by the closing date.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and relevant work experience.

Scholarship rules


School of Economics
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