Woolyungah Indigenous Centre

Indigenous equity scholarships

Indigenous commonwealth education costs scholarship (ICECS)

  • This scholarship assists with education costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled and studying in an approved course of study.

Indigenous commonwealth accommodation scholarship (ICAS)

  • This scholarship assists with accommodation costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled and studying in an approved course of study. 

Indigenous equity scholarships

To be eligible for an Indigenous Commonwealth scholarship students must be:

  1. Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in a course of study at the University of Wollongong;
  2. Be from regional or remote areas and/or
  3. Be financially disadvantaged.


Students in receipt of the below assistance scholarships or loans from Centrelink (Abstudy) will not qualify for the below assistance under the University of Wollongong’s Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship Programme.

  • Student Start – up Loan
  • Residential Costs Option
  • Relocation Scholarship


  • Ongoing (dependent on funding availability)
    • Contact WIC for information on ICECS and ICAS applications.
  • January/ February
    • Late applications may be accepted depending on funding availability.
  • February
    • Successful ICAS applicants notified
  • March/ April (post-census date)
    • Successful ICECS scholarship recipients notified.
  1. Application submitted
  2. Assessment panel convenes
  3. Outcome
  4. Notification
  5. Payment processed

Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation:

  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality: By a letter with a common seal signed by the chairperson of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander incorporated organisation in which the applicant lives or has previously lived, e.g. lands council or Aboriginal cultural centre. 

Woolyungah Indigenous centre understands that sometimes obtaining an official confirmation of Aboriginality can be challenging. Therefore, we accept a WIC statutory declaration of Aboriginality signed by a Justice of Peace. This is a legally binding document demonstrating your self-identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. The statutory declaration must be accompanied by evidence of your claim. 


Please contact the student success stream at Woolyungah Indigenous Centre:

  • Building 30, University of Wollongong
  • Phone: 4221 3776
    Email: wic-ss@uow.edu.au