International House is built on the fabric of people from many cultural backgrounds. As a result, we have a long standing history of celebrating and embracing Aboriginality in our community. Annually we support many initiatives as part of our celebrated cross-cultural calendar.

The Indigenous Scholarship creates a pathway for Indigenous students to access high-quality education in a culturally inclusive environment, especially for those students relocating from a rural or remote environment.

The scholarship is provided to encourage and enable Indigenous students to live and learn at International House who may not have had the opportunity to do so without the assistance of the scholarship.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $2,000, which will be paid as a reduction in International House college fees.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • have applied to be a resident of International House
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia
  • be either a commencing or continuing university student
  • remain enrolled in a full-time study load for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in each year of the award

Selection criteria

Applicants are reviewed on:

  • proof of Aboriginality
  • sound academic achievement
  • attendance at the InspireU program (Desirable)

How to apply

Applicants should

  • submit a personal statement (one A4 page maximum) outlining community involvement within your school, extracurricular activities or within your local community and your personal interests (attach supporting documents such as letter of reference, certificate of participation etc.)
  • provide evidence of a sound level of academic achievement e.g. school report, TAFE certificate etc.
  • provide evidence of Aboriginality or Australian Indigenous heritage


Print and forward the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential Award Application
Advancement Director
International House
1/5 Rock Street

Email: ihfoundation@inthouse.uq.edu.au

Closing date

Applications must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 15 February 2019.

Further information

Please direct all enquiries regarding the IH Award Program to:

Symantha Liu
Advancement Director
E: advancementdirector@inthouse.uq.edu.au
P: 07 3721 2485
M: 0438 424 261