Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

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Moondani Toombadool Centre will be supporting an Indigenous undergraduate or postgraduate student to assist with relocation costs or accommodation costs to begin their degree with Swinburne. Scholarships will be awarded in a one-off payment and recipient must not be in receipt of or eligible for an ICAS scholarship or Relocation scholarship 

Courses eligible

Any Higher Education course offered by Swinburne University of Technology. This includes:

  • Bachelor
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Master
  • Higher Degree by Research (PhD)

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Not be in receipt of or eligible for an ICAS scholarship or Relocation scholarship
  2. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
    • confirm they are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage:
      • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
      • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
      • be accepted as such by the community in which you live, or formerly lived
  3. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a commencing Swinburne student in 2022
    • enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • studying on-campus
  4. Have experienced one or more of the below points, which may have hindered access to education:
    • financial hardship
    • personal hardship
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • located in a regional, rural or remote area
    • first in family to attend university
  5. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing the above (#4) and:
    • explain your financial position and outline how this scholarship will be used to secure accommodation
  6. Provide a referee reports outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • Character reference - from a person competent to supply a character reference such as a current or past employer.


The scholarship is valued at $5000 (One-off payment). There are 3 scholarships 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 a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration and Library Services