Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries

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The Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries are sponsored by Position Promo, an independent, Aboriginal-owned and operated company.   Established in 2020, the Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries support Swinburne Indigenous students to commence their education.  The one-off bursary payment allows Swinburne Indigenous students to purchase the support materials they require (such as textbooks, journals, laptops or computers, stationary or public transport passes), to ensure that they 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:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
    • Confirm they 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. 
  2. Meet the following criteria:
    • be a commencing Swinburne student in 2023
    • enrolled in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
  3. Submit a personal statement (500 words) outlining how this bursary will benefit you


This scholarship is valued at $1000 (one-off payment). There are 10 bursaries available to be awarded.

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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