Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships

  • Session 1 UAC Applications Close: 04:30pm 8 Mar 2019
  • VTAC Applications are now CLOSED. You can still apply through UAC.
  • Outcome Notice Date:
    20 Dec 2018
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: $1000+
  • Duration: 1 year scholarship (students can reapply each year)

Equity and Merit Scholarships and Grants
The ISSP Education Cost Scholarship is to assist students with the initial set up and ongoing educational costs of university.


Refer to the UAC Calendar for CSU participation rounds.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this Scholarship in 2019 you must meet the eligibility criteria below and the additional criteria specific to your circumstances, you must be:

  1. an Indigenous Australian citizen;
  2. studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree as an active student;
  3. enrolled in a CSU course as a Commonwealth supported student;
  4. enrolled as a part-time or full-time student;
  5. a commencing or continuing student. Continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (pass grade average);
  6. enrolled as an internal, online or mixed mode student;
  7. of low socio-economic status:
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit or
    • must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Priority will be awarded to Indigenous students from remote or regional areas.

To receive this scholarship you must not be receiving or have received a payment from any other source for the same purpose.

Commencing Students - Specific eligibility

Continuing Students - Specific eligibility

  • Technology component $1500 
    • Commencing student only (not received any other grant for this purpose)
    • Once only payment
  • Education Costs $2800 yearly
    • General costs of attending university
    • Yearly scholarship
    • (part-time receives a pro-rata payment based on enrolment)
  • Textbook component $1000 
    • Commencing student only (not received any other grant for this purpose)
    • Once only payment
 
  • Education Costs $2300 yearly
    • General costs of attending university
    • Yearly scholarship
    • (part-time receives a pro-rata payment based on enrolment)

Guidelines

Download the 2019 Indigenous Student Assistance Grant Guidelines [PDF]
(includes Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm of low socio-economic status?

Please refer to the Appendix A in the guidelines for a list of the eligible means tested Centrelink Benefits.

If you do not receive a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted by or on behalf of CSU to determine whether you are of low socio-economic status

How do I know if I was successful?

You will receive an email notice of the outcome of your application.

What if my circumstances have changed from what I submitted on my application?

You must notify the CSU Scholarship Office immediately by email scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au.

Can I save my application and then finish it at a later date?

Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the closing date.

What happens if I am studying part time? Am I still eligible?

Yes, special circumstances can be taken into consideration refer to the guidelines for further information.

When and how do I get paid?

Payments are made within 2-3 weeks after the Census date of session 1 and 2.

The payment of the scholarship will be made via electronic fund transfer to your nominated Bank account. Register your bank details with CSU, you will need to log into the Online Administration to enter or change your bank details.

Forms and Documents

How to Apply

Applications for the Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships are submitted via the Universities Admissions Centre of NSW (UAC) or the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

APPLY ONLINE

Session 1 applications through UAC are OPEN and will close at 04:30pm 8 Mar 2019
Apply through UAC

Applications through VTAC CLOSED at 05:00pm 14 Oct 2016. You can still apply through UAC.

Need more info?

Contact info.csu
Online Enquiry
1800 275 278