UNSW is committed to the improvement of Indigenous educational outcomes in higher education. An example of this commitment is the establishment of five Scientia Indigenous PhD Scholarships per year. The scholarships will provide an attractive stipend living allowance, as well as an annual fund for associated field costs. Successful applicants will have access to a world class university that has a goal of making a difference to people’s lives through discoveries and sharing knowledge.
Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit is a dedicated support unit for undergraduate and postgraduate Indigenous students enrolled at UNSW, and has provided support across the nine UNSW Faculties since its establishment in 2004. Further information about these support programs and services can be found at UNSW Nura Gili.
As part of the UNSW 2025 Strategy, UNSW is developing programs to further support Indigenous initiatives. Led by the newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous, UNSW will realise its goal of becoming a leader in Indigenous education in Australia. This will be achieved via the establishment and development of an institutional culture that respects, upholds and celebrates the achievements of Indigenous peoples.