Commonwealth Indigenous Relocation Scholarship

Commonwealth Indigenous Relocation Scholarship

Monash Accommodation Scholarship

A scholarship provided by the Australian Government to assist Indigenous students with the costs of studying at university.


31 May – 2 July 2021

Total scholarship value


Number offered

Variable (Depending on funding)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


I relocated to Melbourne for university and needed to support myself. With this scholarship, I was able to take up a research internship instead of having to work all summer.

As an Indigenous student, the William Cooper Institute has made an incredible impact on my student experience. I had help applying for scholarships and opportunities, received academic assistance with my studies, and attended social events to meet other Indigenous students.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Commencing full-time in an undergraduate degree, Diploma of Tertiary Studies, Diploma of Higher Education, or Monash Enabling program at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Required to relocate for study
  • To be eligible you must provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate or a certified Statutory Declaration form to the William Cooper Institute. This can be emailed to If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.


  • $6000 for one year only (48 credit points of study).

Number offered

  • Variable (Depending on funding).

Selection criteria

To retain this scholarship:

  • Must maintain full-time enrolment.

How to apply

  • For Year 12 students, submit a scholarship application through VTAC.
  • For current Monash students, apply directly to Monash.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • Cannot be held with any other accommodation scholarship.
  • Students who have previously held the Commonwealth Accommodation scholarship are ineligible.

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.