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About the scholarship

  • Australia
  • Currently completing high school, Completed high school and applying for undergraduate studies
  • Part-fee
  • Medicine

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

Bond University is committed to fostering diversity and providing a culturally-inclusive environment with equitable educational opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

The increasing presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff benefits the whole Bond community in learning about, and respecting, cultural differences that exist between non-Indigenous Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Bond University is committed to providing opportunities in tertiary education for Indigenous Australians, including an Indigenous pathway into its Medical Program*, which comprises a Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine.

In 2022, Bond University will award a 50% scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student for the Bachelor of Medical Studies. If eligible, the Doctor of Medicine will be covered by ABSTUDY. 

*The Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees - the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD). All students selected for entry into the Medical Program will have to complete both the BMedSt and MD to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand.

Download the 2022 Indigenous Medical Scholarship information brochure.

One Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship will be awarded to a student commencing in the Bond University Medical Program in 2022.

Students that are not successful in obtaining the scholarship may still be offered a place in the program; however they will incur the usual tuition fees.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • be Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander
  • meet the program prerequisites as per the Bond University Medical Program

*CONFIRMATION OF INDIGENEITY - As part of Bond University Policy, Confirmation of Indigeneity is required in order to apply for the Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship. Applicants must apply through QTAC identifying as an Indigenous applicant during the QTAC application period of 13 January 2022 and 27 January 2022.

The Office of Admissions from Bond University will contact all eligible applicants requesting Confirmation of Indigeneity documentation by email no later than 2 February 2022.  This documentation needs to be provided within 14 working days from the initial request by the Office of Admissions.

The Confirmation of Indigeneity document may be a signed, written and stamped statement from an authorised officer of an Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council in the community where you live or have lived. For further assistance pertaining to this form, please contact  Paul Martin: [email protected] or phone 07 5595 5652.

The Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship offers 50% tuition remission for the Bachelor of Medical Studies* plus the cost of the first semester’s accommodation and meal plan (up to $5,150) if residing on campus.

*Bond University’s Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees - the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD).  If eligible, the Doctor of Medicine will be covered by ABSTUDY. 

The Indigenous Pathway into the Medical Program will be automatically initiated once you identify on your QTAC application form that you are of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Determining which applicants are offered a position into the Medical Program and the awarding of the single full-fee paying scholarship will be based on:

  • Academic ability
  • Psychometric testing
  • Multi-Mini Interview (MMI)
  • Indigenous Community-Based Interview

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

The Indigenous pathway into the Bond University Medical Program will be automatically initiated once you identify on your QTAC application form that you are of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent.

QTAC applications open on 13 January, 2022 and close on 27 January, 2022. You can visit the QTAC website for further information.

The Bond Medical program has two intakes; in May 2022 and September 2022. Applications for both intakes are via the January QTAC application process.

Indigenous applicants who meet the requisite criteria for the Bond University Medical Program will be contacted by Bond University and invited to attend an Indigenous Community-Based Interview.

Juliette Levinge - Indigenous Medical Scholar

Hear from the latest recipient of the Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship, Juliette Levinge, on her journey of living and learning on Kombumerri country. Hear more