Flinders University :Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Opening Date: 10-12-2020   Closing Date: 14-02-2020  


The purpose of the Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students is to support an indigenous student for one year, while undertaking a program of study that will, on completion, qualify them for admission to a research higher degree.  Such studies may include; honours study; post graduate course work; research projects; bridging programs, or other studies needed in order for the applicant to qualify them in principle for a research higher degree program.  The successful awardee will able to demonstrate academic potential and explain how their education has been compromised by the lack of suitable educational pathways or how financial hardship may have hindered academic potential.


The value of the scholarship will be equivalent to the current Flinders University Research Scholarship rate for up to one year of study.  The scholarship will be paid in fortnightly payments and will commence once the successful awardee has evidence of full time enrolment in the approved pathway degree.


To be eligible for consideration for the award, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as an Australian aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which the applicant lives or has lived;
  • Be enrolled or have an offer to commence one of the pathway programs listed above;
  • Not have held an Indigenous Research Preparation Scholarship previously, and
  • Intend to apply to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University on completing study supported by the Indigenous Research Preparation Scholarship.


The Research Preparation Indigenous Scholarship for Indigenous Students will be awarded on the following:

  • The extent to which the academic potential of the applicant has been compromised by lack of access to suitable educational pathways.
  • The extent to which the background of the applicant and the proposed study are likely to result in a successful application to a research higher degree program.

The Scholarships Committee will consider applications and select the successful applicant; the Scholarships Committee also reserves the right to not award a Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students if they deem that there are no suitable applicants.


Scholarship holders who obtain other scholarships concurrent with the Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students must contact the Scholarships Officer immediately. The Scholarships Committee reserves the right to adjust the level of support.


Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System. Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to submit an application. Please read the how to apply page and ensure all of your personal details are up-to-date in the Student System as you will be assessed using this information.


  • View rules for this scholarship scheme.
Scholarship Type: honours, postgraduate, commencing, continuing, Indigenous students,