Amrita Kharel was a recipient of Swinburne's Welcome Scholarship in 2017

Indigenous Education Support Program

Swinburne’s Indigenous Education Support Program aims to increase participation, and successful completion, of educational studies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We recognise and respect the history and diversity of spirituality, heritage and contemporary aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples.

These aspirations include improved health and increased access and achievement in vocational and higher education and employment. Our Reconciliation Action Plan outlines our commitment to these goals.

For many Indigenous people, university study is hindered by location, work, family and community commitments.

Our scholarship program is designed to accommodate a diverse range of student need, removing many of the barriers to higher education. It gives students across Australia an equal opportunity to engage in study, whether it be through a remotely run program in their own community, online or onsite at one of our campuses.

With your support, we can transform lives and shape communities.

Make a difference

You can have impact by making a donation to the Indigenous Education Support Program. To find out how you can set up a named scholarship contact the Advancement Office.


Image: a cropped segment of Gathering Knowledge artwork by Arbup Ash Peters

Braedon McLean, Indigenous Education Support Program scholarship recipient

I truly appreciate the opportunity I was given to come to Melbourne and study at Swinburne

Braedon McLean, Indigenous Education Support Program scholarship recipient