NICA’s Indigenous Scholarship

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NICA’s Indigenous scholarships assist two Aboriginal or Torres Islander students undertaking the Certificate IV and first year bachelor’s degree in Circus Arts. The scholarship will cover the school fees.


Courses eligible

The following NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology

  • Certificate IV in Circus Arts
  • Bachelor of Circus Arts

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for NICA’s Indigenous Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
    • be an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a commencing Swinburne student in Semester 1, 2022
    • enrolled full time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
  3. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing experiences which may have hindered access to education and:
    • Genuine interest in Circus Arts
    • Previous engagement with the circus industry
  4. Provide two written referee reports outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • an academic reference - from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal, etc., and
    • a character reference - from a person competent to supply a character reference such as a current or past employer.

Value

Tuition fee waiver to the value of:

  • Certificate IV in Circus Arts: $14,250
  • Bachelor of Circus Arts: $15,800

How to apply

Applicaions are currently closed.


Conditions

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


Contact

Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration and Library Services
scholarship@swin.edu.au