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Indigenous Scholarships

Macquarie University and the Commonwealth Government offer generous scholarships to Indigenous students. Other support services are provided through Warawara- Department of Indigenous Studies

Warawara's objectives are:

  • Encourage Indigenous participation at Macquarie University in three ways:
    • Through the provision of accessible and effective "block attendance" programs.
    • By promoting the University within the Indigenous community.
    • Through advising the University on the development of effective University wide entry procedures.
  • Support Indigenous students culturally, personally and academically.
  • Encourage Indigenous participation across all areas of the University and at all levels.
  • Provide advice across the University on all matters relating to Indigenous education, employment and cultural protocol.
  • Promote knowledge of Indigenous Australia through the teaching of Indigenous Studies and the promotion of Indigenous perspectives within courses across the University.
  • Generate new knowledge in regard to Indigenous Australia through research and publication.

Indigenous Access Scholarship

For: In accordance with the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines, institutions will give special consideration to Indigenous Australian applicants to ensure a fair proportion of the CS offered by the institution are awarded to Indigenous Australian applicants.


$4166 offered once in a lifetime.

How to apply

Applications for this scheme are made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). More information and the online application can be found at

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