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Dedicated to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, this scholarship paves the way for you to pursue your academic ambitions and flourish in your chosen field.

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Applications close
1st day of intake
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20% or 50% off tuition fees
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Study level
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Scholarship duration
Entire course
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Enrolment status
New student
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All faculties
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Number awarded
8 at 20% and 12 at 50%
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Scholarship details

At Torrens University, we deeply understand the unique challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in accessing higher education. The First Nations Tuition scholarships offer significant fee reductions to help you cover the costs of select diploma and higher-level courses.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility is determined by the following criteria:

  • Identification as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, with confirmation of Aboriginality.
  • Absence of any other financial scholarship support.
  • Maintenance of satisfactory academic performance for duration of course.

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below with your contact details.
  2. You will receive the confirmation email post the form submission. If you have not received it, please check your spam folder or contact us for further assistance.
  3. After receiving a confirmation email, you will receive a call from our Future Student Advisor within the next business day. During this call, they will verify your application status:
    • If you haven't applied for the course yet, you will be guided on how to complete the course application process.
    • If you have already applied for the course, after the call you will receive an email with the link to the scholarship application form.
  4. Please fill out the scholarship application form. To apply for the First Nations Tuition Scholarship, you must address the following questions in the form:
    1. Do you come from a regional or remote area?
    2. Are you currently benefiting from any other scholarships?
    3. Could a long-term medical condition or disability affect your ability to study?
  5. After submitting the scholarship application form, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging the receipt of your application. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check your spam folder or contact us for further assistance.
  6. The Future Student Advisor will review your scholarship application, and you can expect to receive the results within 3 business days. You will be notified via email, so please ensure your email address is correct.

Terms and conditions

To be eligible for any scholarship, applicants must meet the entry requirements of the course. Terms and conditions apply. See the application form for full details. Scholarships are awarded for the specific intake of study and cannot be transferred to a new start date. For further information about how to apply, please contact a Future Student Advisor.

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Student stories

Danielle Leedie Gray | Torrens University
Having a combination of artistic talent and learned design skills has opened even more design career opportunities for me and has broadened the scope of services I can offer clients.
Danielle Leedie Gray
Diploma of Graphic Design

Enquire about the scholarship

Please fill the below form and our Future Student Advisors will contact you shortly.

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Frequently asked questions

  • When is the deadline to apply for a scholarship?
    You can apply for a Torrens University scholarship any time up to an intake date, to allow sufficient time to review and process the application.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the application process?
    Contact our Future Student Advisor with any questions related to your scholarship application.
  • Can I apply for multiple scholarships at the same time?
    Yes, you can apply for multiple scholarships at the same time. However, if you are successful with more than one, you are only allowed to choose one scholarship for your enrolment.
  • Do I need to renew my scholarship each year
    If you are successful in obtaining a scholarship you do not need to renew it. It will be automatically rolled over each year until you finish your course.
  • What happens to my scholarship if I take a leave of absence?
    If you take a leave of absence, your scholarship will be reactivated upon your return to your studies. You do not need to reapply.
  • Do I need to reapply for a scholarship if I withdraw from my course?
    Yes, if you are awarded a scholarship and you withdraw from your studies, your scholarship will be cancelled. If you wish to return to study, you will need to re-apply and go through the review and selection process again.
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