MSPS Indigenous Student Bursary

17th Jun 2021
31st Dec 2025
Study level
Undergraduate, Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis



The Melbourne School of Psychological Science established this award to create pathways for Indigenous Australians to succeed in the field of psychological sciences and, in particular, to increase the number of Indigenous Australians who receive training as professional psychologists. The school has contributed funds to the MDHS Scholarship Fund to support this initiative. The bursary will be awarded under the auspices and guidelines of the trust.


Up to 5 awards offered per year. The total value for each bursary is $5,000 each.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


To be eligible applicants must be enrolled or applying to enrol in one of the courses below and be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and identify as such, be accepted by the community in which s/he lives or has lived and be accepted into or enrolled in an eligible course of study.

  • Honours in Psychology (BH-ARTS, BH-SCI or BH-BMED)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) (GDA-PSYCH)
  • Master of Applied Psychology (MC-AP)
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) (527CL)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) (527CN)


The award will be offered to the student(s): No further selection criteria apply. However, if the eligible numbers increase significantly (based on previous enrolments this is not anticipated) the criteria will be reviewed.


Students confirmed and identified as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person will automatically be considered for the award during selection into the relevant course.


Please contact Brigitte Nguyen, Academic Programs Manager,

More information

The recipient must maintain enrolment in one of the eligible courses for the duration of the Bursary.

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Psychological Sciences