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Flinders University Undergraduate Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship 2023

The Commonwealth government and Flinders University have established the Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (ICAS) to assist indigenous students with accommodation and/or relocation costs associated with their study at Flinders University.

This round is open to any student who is currently admitted to a degree at Flinders, including applicants who applied, but was unsuccessful in an earlier round. 

About Flinders University

Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university[citation needed] and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks in the 10-16 bracket in Australia and 36th in the world of those established less than 50 years. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked amon... read more


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Undergraduate Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

Application Deadline03 Feb 2023
Country to studyAustralia
School to studyFlinders University
TypeUndergraduate
SponsorFlinders University
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Undergraduate Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

The number of ICAS available each year will be determined by annual funding from the Commonwealth government. Each scholarship will be valued at $7500 per annum paid in two instalments of $3750.


Requirements for Undergraduate Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship Qualification

All scholarship applicants must:

  • Be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • 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 they live or have lived; and
  • Normally be enrolled full-time at Flinders University in an undergraduate course of study or the Foundation Studies program; and
  • Have a permanent home address in Inner or Outer Regional, Remote or Very Remote Australia as defined by the Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC); and
  • Have relocated to undertake study as per section 2.10.15 of the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Education) 2010; and
  • Not be in receipt of a Relocation Scholarship (available to ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance recipients); and
  • Not be in receipt of the ABSTUDY residential costs payment

Scholarships will be available to both commencing students and continuing students. Previous recipients of an Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship may reapply but will be limited to a maximum of 8 payments in total.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Undergraduate Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

Selection Criteria

In selecting recipients, the following factors will be considered:

  • Remoteness of permanent home address
  • Financial need
  • University entrance score (commencing students)
  • GPA (continuing students)

Selection of the candidate(s) will be made in accordance with procedures approved by the Director, Student Administration, in consultation with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement.


Application Deadline

February 3, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Flinders University on stuadmin.flinders.edu.au to apply

Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System  by the specified closing date.  Please ensure all of your personal details are up-to-date in the Student System as you will be assessed using this information.

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For more details, visit Flinders University website.

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