Indigenous Start-Up Bursary

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The Indigenous Start-Up Bursaries are sponsored by Position Promo, an independent, Aboriginal-owned and operated company. The aim of the Indigenous Start-Up Bursaries is to support Indigenous students at Swinburne to commence their education with success.

The one-off bursary payment supports Indigenous students to purchase initial resources such as; IT equipment, textbooks, journals, stationary or public transport passes, to ensure students have everything they need to reach their full potential.

Courses eligible

Any undergraduate course offered by Swinburne University of Technology

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen
  • Confirm you are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage by submitting a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate (COA) with their scholarship application or a certified Statutory Declaration (Stat Dec) declaring that the individual applying for the scholarship is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and/or is accepted as such by the community in which you live, or formerly lived.
  • Be a commencing (2024) Swinburne student enrolled in an eligible undergraduate course
  • Submit a personal statement (500 words) outlining how this bursary will benefit you


The Indigenous Start-Up Bursary is valued at $1000 (One-off payment).

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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