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Flinders University 2023 Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries

A generous donation from the Sophia Fund, has enabled the establishment of the Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries.  They have been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a higher education course.

These bursaries are funded from a donation made by the Sophia Fund. The award will continue as long as donations and earnings thereon are sufficient.


Flinders University Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries

Application DeadlineAugust 9, 2023
Country to studyAustralia
School to studyFlinders University
TypePostgraduate
SponsorFlinders University
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Flinders University Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries

Subject to the availability of funds, two bursaries will be awarded annually and will be valued at $500 each.

These bursaries will be awarded to students in their first year of higher education study. Payment will be made during the first semester.

Requirements for Flinders University Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries

Applicants for these bursaries 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 he or she lives or has lived; and
  • Be in their first year of higher education study and 
  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study at Flinders University.

Selection Process

These bursaries will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic potential.  The academic potential of applicants will be assessed by way of the Selection Score used to gain entry to their course of study eg TER, STAT score. Selection will be made in accordance with procedures approved by the Director, Academic and Student Services, and will be carried out in collaboration with the staff of Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research.

Application Deadline

August 9, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Flinders University on flinders.okta.com to apply

Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student Information System. Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to submit an application. The application form for this scholarship is called “Indigenous Scholarships”, or you can search for it by the keyword "Indigenous". You will be considered for multiple scholarships if you complete this application.

Please read the how to apply page and ensure all of your personal details are up-to-date in Student Two before applying as you will be assessed using the information in the Student System, including ATSI status, home and semester address, citizenship etc.

Submit an application

For more details, visit Flinders University website.


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