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Scholarship details

2023 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program

Status: Closed

Applications open: 4/07/2022
Applications close: 25/11/2022

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About this scholarship

Please note that while applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship program have been extended to the 25th, applications for the below Scholarships will close on the 18th November 2022:

  • Michael Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship for High Achievement and Performance Engagement


The Scholarships Office aims to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by providing this one application to assess and inform students of any or all scholarships they may be eligible for. It is the gateway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all scholarships at Curtin University.

If you would like any assistance with your application or if you would like to speak with someone about this Scholarship, please do not proceed with this application but instead arrange a phone booking and one of our mentors will call you. 

  • Future Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Pathways to undergraduate
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students
  • Australian Citizen
  • Need Based
  • Merit Based

This scholarship program provides a single gateway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply for all scholarships currently on offer at Curtin. 

There are many scholarships available in 2023 - some provide one-off payments, others provide support for the expected duration of the recipient's degree. Once you apply and are assessed for eligibility, then the Scholarships Office can advise you on the specific value of a scholarship.

Scholarship Details

All enabling courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships Program: 

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

Other eligibility criteria will vary according to the scholarship. (The Scholarships team will assess and match you to all scholarship that you are eligible for. Usually if you are successful in more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the highest value scholarship. In some cases, you may have the opportunity to select your preferred scholarship.)

Application process

Step 1: Access online application form

  • Applications are to be submitted using the online application form. Access the form by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • Please note that this link will direct you to the general "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program" application form. Once you submit your application, you will then be considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for in this round.

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to the email address provided when you created your Curtin account, once your application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using one or more of the following criteria:

  • Responses to questions in application form
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • The Scholarships Office may ask you to supply further information or supporting documents
  • The Scholarships Office may contact you regarding an interview if you are required to attend one
  • Shortlisted applicants will be sent an interview date and time via their student email within 2-3 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available for designated interview time (early December)

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the email address listed through TISC after main round course offers (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants (including those who wish to defer their studies) must return acceptance documents by the deadline specified in the terms and conditions
  • Deferral of this scholarship is permitted (details included in scholarship terms and conditions)

Please note:

  • Applicants will be matched and awarded a scholarship provided they are of sufficient merit or need

Enrolment Requirements

A minimum of 25 credit points is required, however, some scholarships may require a full-time enrolment of 75 credit points or higher


Scholarships Office


T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.

Preparing for Interviews - Some particular scholarships may require an interview for shortlisted candidates. To find out how to prepare for an interview, visit the Career Advice webpage.

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