Indigenous Scholarship Opportunities
Acknowledgement of Country
The University of Adelaide has a range of scholarship opportunities available specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking Higher Degree Research (HDR) studies i.e., a Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy. A brief description of each of these opportunities is provided below and further details are available via the link provided in the listing.
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR students are also encouraged to apply for other scholarships advertised in the Postgraduate Research Scholarships database.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group – SA Health – The University of Adelaide Indigenous Scholarship
Major scholarship - $46,653 p.a. - PhD
This scholarship is available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking research aimed at addressing current priority public health issues in South Australia (e.g. Health Promotion, Food Safety, Water Safety, Disease Surveillance, Climate Change).
Major scholarship - $46,653 p.a. - PhD or Masters by Research
These scholarships are funded by the Australian Government to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who are commencing, or currently undertaking any higher degree by research program at the University of Adelaide.
Supplementary scholarship - $30,000 p.a. - PhD
Funded by Rotary, the University of Adelaide and SAHMRI, this scholarship provides funding for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students researching the prevention and reduction of the burden of chronic disease in Aboriginal communities through best-practice research.
Supplementary scholarship - $6,000 p.a. – PhD or Masters by Research
This scholarship is awarded to the highest-ranking Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student allocated a major scholarship in the competitive scholarship rounds.
Need some help? We’re here to support you. Here’s how to get in touch.
HDR Scholarships Team
For more information about specific scholarship opportunities or for questions about how to apply, our friendly team is here to help.
Phone: (08) 8313 5882
Office: Level 10, Schulz Building, North Terrace Campus
Wirltu Yarlu Team
For guidance around understanding scholarship requirements or for support with completing applications, the team at Wirltu Yarlu is ready to assist.
Phone: (08) 8313 3623
Office: Level 1, Schulz Building, North Terrace Campus