Indigenous Student Engagement

At the University of Newcastle we aim to provide all of our Indigenous students with the support they need to succeed through university.

From financial assistance to help with your study, below are a few of the options available to all Indigenous students.

The Wollotuka Institute offers a variety of different services to help Indigenous students settle into university life and get the most out of their studies. The highly qualified, Indigenous staff are there to help, so if you have a question or need to talk, visit or contact the Institute anytime.

Looking for some extra study help? The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is a free tutoring service for Indigenous students. Tutors are available for all areas of study and times are flexible.  

Simply read and complete the student application form (PDF, 120KB) or contact the Wollotuka Institute for further information.


The University of Newcastle is committed to helping students reach their potential by offering a wide range of scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships can be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, equity, sporting achievement or community involvement.

For enabling, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarships, please visit the Scholarships page (


You can apply for an Equity Scholarship – including the Commonwealth Scholarships for Indigenous Undergraduate and Enabling students – if you are:

  • Currently enrolled OR expecting to receive an offer,
  • An Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander,
  • Able to demonstrate financial hardship.

To Apply visit the UAC Equity Scholarships at:


There are a number of Industry Based scholarships that give you the chance to participate in paid work experience within the industry that you want to work. Industry scholarships are a great opportunity to apply your practical and theoretical skills in the real world so that you graduate career-ready.

Apply for an Industry Scholarship now or contact the Industry Scholarships Office for more information.

If you're looking to enhance your employment opportunities, the Success and Leadership program can help you build and refine your skills before graduation.

The program helps students to participate in:

  • local, national and international conferences
  • sudy abroad programs and workshops.

Contact the Wollotuka Institute for more information.