Indigenous Completions Scholarship for Postgraduate Students

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The Indigenous Completions Scholarship for Postgraduate students aims to support Indigenous students at Swinburne University studying a Postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research course with costs associated with editing, producing a thesis or any affiliated academic costs.

Courses eligible

Any Postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research course at Swinburne University of Technology.

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Indigenous Completions Scholarship for Postgraduate students, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Be an 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 your scholarship application or a certified Statutory Declaration 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 enrolment criteria:
    • be a final year Postgraduate or Higher degree by Research Swinburne student in 2024
    • enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • studying on campus
  3. A written statement (max. 500 words) or short video (no more than 2 minutes) addressing:
    • how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals
    • Please upload your video to cloud based storage and provide a link in an MS Word or PDF document. The video must be downloadable by anyone - provide any passwords if necessary.
  4. Provide one written Academic referee report outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • can be supplied by an academic supervisor, lecturer or tutor


The scholarship is valued at $2500 as a one-off payment.

This scholarship can be held concurrently with any other Indigenous scholarship.

Please note - It is the student’s responsibility to notify Centrelink or any other government body of any changes to personal income that might affect government payments received. 

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 Application Help Guide.


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


Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration.