This bursary aims to support students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent with a low socio-economic status by providing financial assistance to purchase course requirements relating to the purpose of pursuing academic excellence.

Valued at $4,000 paid in a single instalment.

Apply by: 4 pm Friday 7 May 2021

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be a continuing Undergraduate student who has completed at least 80 credit points and is full-time enrolled in any Griffith University degree in 2021
  • Have a GPA of 4.5 or above.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship,you must complete the following sections within the application:

Personal Details

  • Students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent

Personal Background

  • Income and expenditure
  • Scholarships
  • Circumstances


  • Personal statements
    • Career goals and aims: Can identify a commitment to a particular career path.
    • Scholarship benefit: Can outline how the award will enable you to continue, and successfully complete our study.
    • Family: Are you from a financially disadvantaged background?
    • Challenge(s) experienced: Any challenges you have overcome and/or have impacted on your study.

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The value of the bursary is $4,000, paid in a one-off payment.

Payments are made within six weeks after the census date subject to satisfying scholarships terms and conditions

Sponsor details

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

To remain eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • be full-time enrolled in a Griffith University undergraduate degree
  • understand your result will be sent to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the end of the bursary period
  • agree to be approached by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to undertake additional promotional and external activities.

Payment is made, after census, on confirmation you are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet the eligibility requirements.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.