Student opportunities

We offer a number of programs designed to support Indigenous students to access and succeed in their academic and career progression.

  • National Indigenous Summer School

    In 2017 a group of 19 enthusiastic high school students from years 10 and 11 travelled to Canberra from as far away as Innisfail, QLD and Two Rocks, WA.

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  • Finding her way to care for Country

    Kristi Lee, a Githabul Bundjalung woman and ANU graduate, has received the ‘Caring for Country’ award at the 2019 ACT NAIDOC Awards.

    Read her story

National Indigenous Summer School

The National Indigenous Summer School is a week-long Summer School for Indigenous students in Years 10 and 11, from across Australia, who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this program, students will experience university life while undergoing exciting academic and hands-on activities from a range of discipline fields in relation to 'Global Challenges'.

Scholarships & support

Other University-wide scholarships for Indigenous students are available. Visit the ANU main website for more information. 

Pathways to ANU

Other University resources

Our students

Student profile

Between Canberra and Country: the gap year that took ten years

Hmalan’s connection to Country made her flee ANU, but also led her back ten years later.

Impact story (giving)

Learning on country

Roxanne Jones is a woman of the Gubbi Gubbi nation, now in her second year doing field work for her Masters of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) at ANU.

Student profile

Indigenous heritage meets a star-studded future

Meet Karlie Noon, who is studying her Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics at ANU.

Student profile

A close look at biology leads graduate to find herself

It was while looking down a microscope that Minette Salmon made a huge breakthrough.

Student profile

ANU Medical School’s first Indigenous graduate

Jessica King always dreamed of becoming a doctor and didn’t let anything get in her way.