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Indigenous Program

Indigenous Program

Channelled through the Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre, the matrix of financial, academic, cultural and personal support tailored specifically for our Indigenous students has seen Bond University achieve on of the highest retention rates in Australia for its students. 

When you make the decision to contribute to Bond University’s Indigenous education programs, you are creating a legacy that is so much bigger than you will ever know. Your investment today will impact on our bright young Indigenous scholars for their entire lives, as they create change and build a better future for Indigenous Australians.   

Currently, Indigenous students comprise less than 2% of the domestic enrolments at Australian universities (Department of Education, 2019) and their rates of completion are significantly lower than the national average.  

However, with less than 5,000 students on campus and the lowest student to staff ratio of any university in Australia, Bond University is uniquely placed to provide a personalised and supported educational experience for Indigenous students from across Australia and our students' success speaks for itself.  


Meet Indigenous Scholarship alumnus Daniel Hamilton

Indigenous Gala

The Indigenous Gala is a signature event on the University’s annual calendar. It serves as both a major fundraising exercise and an opportunity to promote Indigenous culture to the wider community.  

Under the patronage of Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, the event is a celebration of Indigenous culture featuring high profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and entertainers, as well as past and present Indigenous students. The night also includes a live art auction and silent auction.   

The event attracts over 500 corporate and community attendees from all over Australia and, since 2010, has succeeded in raising almost $2.5 million for scholarships, grants and bursaries.  



The Bond University Indigenous Program offers various partnership opportunities. If you are interested in supporting the Indigenous Program or Indigenous Gala, please enquire below with your name, organisation, phone number and email, and we will be in touch.


Our supporters

The Bond University Indigenous Scholarships, Program and events are supported by the following partners:

  • Patron, Dr Patrick Corrigan AM