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

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance when completing your application, please view the Scholarship Help Guide.


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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