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Scholarships & Bursaries

takamuna Scholarship for Accommodation (ICAS)

The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) has been introduced by the Federal Government from 1 January 2017. This new program combines the Indigenous Support Program, the Commonwealth Scholarships program, and tutorial assistance previously funded through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, into a single flexible program. The aim of the ISSP is to improve progression and completion rates for Indigenous higher education students and provides universities more flexibility to implement responses that best meet the needs of individual students by providing scholarships, counselling and tutorial assistance, for example. Visit if you would like further information on these opportunities.



Funding for the takamuna Scholarship for Accommodation is provided by the Federal Government to assist Indigenous students with costs associated with university study. For Government reporting purposes, the scholarship is considered by the Government to be an Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (ICAS).

The general eligibility for the scholarship is that recipients must - be an Australian citizen; be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; be from a low socio-economic background; be studying a minimum of 12.5 credit points per semester at UTAS; have needed to relocate from a regional or remote area to attend on-campus study; and not be in receipt of a Centrelink Relocation Scholarship or Centrelink Residential Costs Option.

The scholarship is available to students undertaking any course at the University, including students who were in receipt of an ICAS prior to 2017 but became ineligible for future payments due to reaching maximum duration.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.


Up to $4,000 ($1,000 per 12.5 credit points)


One semester

Closing Date

30 June 2021


Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

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