The Yakai Bursary

Applications open
9am, Monday 1 May 2023
Applications close
5pm, Friday 11 August 2023
Payment per year
Amount awarded on case-by-case basis up to $5,000
One off payment
All programs
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The Yakai (Kaurna meaning ‘help’) Bursary is a financial assistance payment which seeks to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in any program of study at the University of Adelaide.

To be eligible a student must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and currently be enrolled in a program of study on a full time basis. Applications will be assessed on the basis of financial need, and intended use of scholarship funds (i.e. an outline of how these funds will support your studies).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and be able to provide supporting documentary evidence at the time of application, e.g. details of income tested Commonwealth income support payment, such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY benefits, or other details of their financial circumstances.

Examples of study support include purchase of study materials, printing, binding, conference attendance, travel/accommodation, assistance during placements, and other incidental costs.

Students receiving the Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS) are not eligible for this Bursary.