Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship

Amount$2492Number Available33FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
EstablishmentThe objectives of the Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) Program are to facilitate choice in higher education for, and increase higher education participation by, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, in particular Indigenous students who have lived in a regional or remote area.

For more information, please visit Commonwealth Scholarships

Applicable to: ATSI, Equity, Regional, Remote, Undergraduate, Commencing, Continuing.

Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • Commonwealth Scholarships Application Form - details and link below under Selection heading
  • A current Centrelink Income Statement or notice of eligibility for assistance, or a Financial Hardship Statement.
  • If applicable, evidence that you have relocated from a rural, regional, or remote area, for example utility bills, school documents etc.

This Scholarship provides a total benefit of $2492 per annum, payable in instalments of $1246 after each semester census date.

This scholarship can be received for a maximum of eight semesters of study. Ongoing eligibility will need to be met each semester.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of eligibility criteria.

The Commonwealth Scholarships application form available MUST be completed and uploaded as part of your application. If you have any difficulty accessing or using this form please contact scholarships at the details below.

The following educational disadvantages may be assessed according to strictly defined criteria where supported by documentary evidence:

* Sole Parent or Carer responsibilities

* Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse

* English language difficulty

Academic merit may be considered.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937