At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Undergraduate
Year of study: 
1st - 5th year
Citizenship: 
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens
Additional requirements: 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Financial Hardship
  • Rural / regional area

Awarded to Indigenous students to help with the costs of going to university, particularly those needing to relocate.

Award value:
Various amounts
Applications open: 
8 February 2019
Applications close: 
31 March 2019
  • Eligibility

    An applicant is eligible for the award of UQ-ICECS in a year, if the applicant—
    (a) is an Australian citizen;
    (b) is a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and who is accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived;
    (c) provides ‘confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status’ under the common seal of an incorporated community organisation. Other forms of documentation may be considered where exceptional circumstances apply;
    (d) is enrolled in an Approved Program in the semester of the award; and
    (e) is not concurrently receiving assistance from another Commonwealth source for the same purpose (For example: an ABSTUDY start-up loan or a student start-up loan from Centrelink).

     

    An applicant is eligible for the award of UQ-ICAS in a year, if the applicant—
    (a)  is an Australian citizen;
    (b) is a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  descent who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and who is accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived;
    (c)  is from a Regional or Remote area;
    (d)  provides ‘confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status’ under the common seal of an incorporated community organisation. Other forms of documentation may be considered where exceptional circumstances apply;
    (e)  is enrolled in an Approved Program in the semester of the award; and
    (f) is not concurrently receiving assistance from another Commonwealth source for the same purpose (For example: a relocation scholarship payment from Centrelink).

The objective of the UQ Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships (UQ-ICECS and UQ-ICAS) Program is to facilitate choice in higher education and to increase higher education participation for Indigenous students.
Award benefits: 
Money