Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

If you are an Indigenous Australian intending to enrol or currently studying in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, you may be eligible for this scholarship. It covers the cost of one year’s accommodation at Monash Residential Services.


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Total scholarship value

Accommodation costs for one year up to $10,000

Number offered

Varies (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 or continuing student enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Intending to reside at Monash Residential Services on any campus. You must apply directly to Monash Residential Services (MRS) for on-campus accommodation.
  • Preference will be given to students with low income
  • 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.


  • Monash Residential Services accommodation costs paid for one year only up to $10,000. (This is based on a standard room in Residential Village. Higher cost options will require student contribution. This does not include food expenses)
  • Participate in the Faculty Indigenous Vertical Peer Program.
  • Accommodation over the summer months in Monash Residential Services may be available, but you must notify MRS of your intentions early in the semester (Scholarship extension is subject to faculty approval).

Number offered

  • Variable (Depending on funding).

Selection criteria

  • Award based on need
  • Preference will be given to commencing students.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must reside in Monash Residential Services
  • You must provide a community reference
  • You must participate in the Faculty Indigenous Vertical Peer Program

How to apply

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.