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Scholarships and financial support

Finance shouldn’t be a barrier for you to be successful at UQ. There are many ways for you to get help if you need it.

We encourage you to apply for our scholarships to support your studies. Contact our student success team by emailing if you need assistance with the application process or submission.

Scholarship opportunities 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education scholarships scheme

If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student and have experienced financial hardship you can apply for any of the scholarships in this scheme.

These scholarships are supported by UQ fundraising initiatives and gifts from donors.

Each of the application links will effectively apply for all of the education scholarships referenced, as well as the Commonwealth scholarships described below.

UQ Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships

Applicants may be eligible for the Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship and/or the Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship.

You only need to complete one form to be considered for all scholarships under the UQ-UCS and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarships scheme.

UQ scholarships

Take some time to research and apply now. UQ scholarships may be awarded for academic achievement, leadership, community service, sporting excellence, equity and diversity, financial hardship or disadvantage, or specific areas of study.

Featured scholarships include:

View all Indigenous UQ scholarships

View all UQ scholarships

External scholarships

Aurora Education

Aurora Education Foundation created the Indigenous Scholarships Portal to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ access to financial support and resources.

Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Tertiary Scholarships

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) offers tertiary scholarships to students who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, and are studying engineering or engineering related qualifications at a recognised tertiary institution.

Financial support

You may be eligible for additional financial support during your studies. 

HELP loans

If you are a domestic student in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP.


The Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee that is used to subsidise, support or fund non-academic services for students. 


ABSTUDY can assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in approved courses to receive financial help with costs for study, housing and living expenses during their studies.

View the ABSTUDY claim form

Contact Student Success

Questions about support available? Contact Student Success. 

Phone: (07) 3443 1404

Or visit us at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSISU):
Level 2, Bookshop Building (4)
Staff House Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia