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About the scholarship

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

Applications for this scholarship have now closed.

In 2021, Bond University will award scholarships of up to 100% for Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander students commencing in the 2021 Medical Program. See further details on how to apply below.

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

The continued increase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff benefits all Bond University students 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*.

*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 a copy of the  Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship information flyer.pdf.

Up to two Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarships will be awarded to a student commencing in the Bond University Medical Program in 2021.

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 ABORIGINALITY - As part of Bond University Policy, Confirmation of Aboriginality 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 14 January, 2021 and 28 January, 2021. The Office of Admissions from Bond University will contact all applicants requesting a Confirmation of Aboriginality document. This document needs to be provided within 10 working days from the initial request from the Office of Admissions.

The Confirmation of Aboriginality document must be a signed written statement (including a common seal) 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 Jason Murray: [email protected] or phone +61 7 5595 5617.

The Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship offers up to 100% tuition remission for the Bond University Medical Program.

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 closed on 28 January, 2021.

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 14 January, 2021 and close on 28 January, 2021. You can visit the QTAC website for further information.

The yearly intake for Bond medical students is in May 2021.

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.

Download a copy of the Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship information flyer.pdf.

Myora Kruger and Joan Cassimatis - Indigenous Medical Scholars

Myora Kruger and Joan Cassimatis are current scholars completing the Medical Program. As the first two Indigenous Medical Scholars to enter the program, their pathways into medicine were distinctly different. Hear about their journeys