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Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) Accommodation Costs Scholarship

The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) Accommodation Costs Scholarship financially assists Indigenous students on low incomes who are from regional and remote areas.

Semester 2, 2017 scholarships are different to previous years. This is a one-off payment available to eligible undergraduate, postgraduate, TPP and IHEPP students. Students may be eligible for both the Education Costs Scholarship and the Accommodation Costs Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Current Commonwealth Scholarship holders (ICECS, ICAS, IECECS, IECAS) are not eligible to receive this Semester 2, 2017 scholarship.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $2000 for fulltime students (3 or 4 courses) and $1000 for part-time students (1 or 2 courses).

This is a one-off payment.

The value of a Commonwealth Scholarship is NOT considered income for Centrelink purposes. Students who have accepted a Relocation Scholarship from Centrelink are not eligible for this scholarship.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be an Australian Citizen
  • be enrolled in any IHEPP, TPP, undergraduate or postgraduate study at USQ
  • be from a low income background
  • have relocated from a regional or remote area in order to undertake study
  • be enrolled on-campus

A map detailing regional and remote areas according to the Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC) can be accessed from the ‘Search the Map’ tab at: Students from the major city classification are not eligible. 

How to apply

Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Make sure all questions have been answered and supporting documents are provided.

It is strongly recommended that a personal statement is included to ensure all circumstances are taken into consideration.

To apply for this scholarship for Semester 2, 2017 applicants need to complete the USQ Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship Application Form (PDF* 464KB) and post or deliver the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarship Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Applications will not be accepted by email or fax.

Closing date

Applications closed.

Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

USQ reserves the right to alter the conditions of the scholarship/bursary based upon exceptional circumstances.  USQ reserves the right to not award the scholarship/bursary in a given year.

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact Customer Relationship Management Centre, telephone 1800 269 500 to obtain this information in an alternative format.