2024 S2 Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Success Scholarships

NOTE: Please do not complete the form if you already applied in S1, 2024. As long as you still meet the terms and conditions including academic progression you will automatically receive the payment for S2, 2024 however the payment amount may differ

If you are in receipt of the scholarships from S1, 2024 and your circumstances have changed please complete a change of circumstance form 

Kulbardi was first established in 1988 as the Aboriginal Education Unit for Murdoch University. The centre was named the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre by respected Elder Ralph Winmar. Kulbardi, pronounced ‘Kool-bar-dee’, is the Noongar word for magpie.

The Kulbardi Success Scholarships are open to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Murdoch University.

Awarded in categories of:

  • Kulbardi Education Assistance
  • Kulbardi Childcare Support Scheme
  • Kulbardi Accommodation Assistance
  • Kulbardi Laptop Scheme

The scholarship payment amount will vary each semester depending on the availability of funding. There will be no set amount each semester.

If you are enrolling in the Kulbardi K-Track programme please see the Kulbardi Student Support Coordinator for information about scholarships for this course.

Kulbardi Centre
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
3 or 4 years
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Honours
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
Study Area:
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Science
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
  • Law
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Education
  • Creative Media and Communication
  • Allied Health
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • intend to enrol or are currently enrolled at Murdoch University in either an undergraduate or postgraduate course
  • not currently be in receipt of any Commonwealth Scholarship payments (ICECS/ICAS/IAS)

Please note:

  • If you have residential costs paid for by Abstudy you are not eligible to apply for the Accommodation scholarship 
  • If you have been previously been awarded the Commonwealth scholarship you may still be eligible for the Kulbardi Laptop Scheme.
  • Circumstances of personal and/or financial hardship may also be taken into consideration.
Contact the Kulbardi Student Support Coordinator if you need more information.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form below and attach the required documents by the closing date. 

Required Documents

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria and documents:

  • completed application form
  • a personal statement (see application form for more details)
  • the potential for this scholarship to help you achieve your academic goals and planned career pathway.


Payment Method

Payments will be made each semester across your undergraduate degree or postgraduate course if you continue to meet the terms and conditions of the scholarship. 

Scholarship payments for each semester will be made after the Census date of that semester. The payment amount may change each semester depending on the availability of funding.

Kulbardi Laptop Scheme – laptop will be provided to you by the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.

All payments are subject to your acceptance and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions of the award.