Indigenous students

ANU acknowledges and celebrates the First Australians on whose traditional lands we live, work and study on. We pay our respects to the elders of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples past, present and emerging.

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre provides a meeting place and support-base for Indigenous students.


The Indigenous Tuition Programme aims to accelerate the educational outcomes of Indigenous tertiary students.

Summer School for Indigenous students in years 10 and 11 from across Australia.


This portal provides information on accommodation and scholarships.

If you have not met the minimum score requirements for entry, the following schemes can offer an alternative pathway.

Explore the University's connection to country through the ANU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Trail.

ANU aspires to be the destination of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intellectual leaders.

The 2018 Reconciliation Action Plan details a commitment to building better relationships with Indigenous Australians.

The First Nations Governance Forum connects international leaders to move discussions of governance forward.

Annual Indigenous Student Success Program reports.


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Garigarra Mundine

"I have a real interest in Indigenous policy and one day, I want to work on human rights issues for Indigenous Australians on an international level. And ANU is the best place to do that.

"The hardest thing about coming to ANU was being separated from my family. But when I'm homesick, the people at Tjabal give me that support. We have Aboriginal community get-togethers and barbeques - it's great having everyone get together.

"The Tjabal Centre has been amazing. They helped me by putting me in touch with the right people to talk to about what I wanted to do and what courses would be best for me, and helped me through the application process... they even helped me get a scholarship to cover my accommodation on campus.

"Since coming to ANU, I've completed an internship with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and they've kept me on part-time to work on Indigenous policy while I study. Next, I'm really interested in getting a cadetship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They have an international Indigenous community outreach program there and do a lot of work with the United Nations - which is what I want to do.

"Long term, I'd love to be the first Indigenous Minister for Indigenous Affairs!"

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