Indigenous Access Scholarships (IAS)

Amount$4823Number Available8FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology

The 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.

All applications are managed by Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Whether you are expecting an offer of admission or you are a continuing student, please visit and download the current Equity Scholarships Booklet.

Applications for Semester 1 2015 are currently open at

Applicable to: Commonwealth, Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, ATSI, Equity, Financial Disadvantage, Regional, Remote, Enabling, 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.

Please refer to UAC Application requirements


This Scholarship provides a benefit of $4823.00 in 2015.

This scholarship is only available once to any eligible individual. Please do not apply if you have previously received this scholarship, either at University of Newcastle or another institution.


Selection is based on the information provided in the Equity Scholarship application and supporting documentation. Applications are ranked against the eligibility criteria and scholarship offers are made to applicants who best meet this criteria.

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 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759