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I am of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background

Whatever reason you choose to study, USQ will support you along the way. We are dedicated to our students and we want to see you succeed.

Indigenous Studies

We offer a number of degrees that will allow you to explore Indigenous Australian perspectives and ways of thinking, and will unlock the door to a number of career opportunities. See what Indigenous Studies are offered at USQ.

The pathway to achieve your dreams

The Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) is a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to begin their learning journey.

Check out our full range of degrees available to study.

Financial assistance

We understand that having access to financial support throughout your studies is important. If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student you may be eligible for different types of financial support. 

Commonwealth supported students

Students born within Australia or New Zealand may be eligible for government assistance including through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). This scheme consists of three loans that give you access to deferred payment arrangements. 


USQ offers a wide range of scholarships specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Find the right scholarship for you! 

Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP)

All Indigenous students at USQ have access to the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP). This scheme provides free tutoring to students studying any program or course at USQ. This program is designed to meet the needs of each student to help you achieve greater success in your studies.

Student support

We have a range of student support programs available to help our students through their studies. Every student also has their very own Student Relationship Officer to support them along the way.

As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, you will also have access to a variety of support services at the College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (CISER)

Achieve success at USQ