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School of Indigenous Studies 

Gnalla Moorditj Bullargar – We are strong together

Achieving excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The School of Indigenous Studies empowers its staff, students and researchers.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The University of Western Australia acknowledges the custodians and traditional custodians and traditional owners of land on which any of its campuses are located. 

At the main camps, Crawley, the University acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land on which it is situated. The Whadjuk Noongar remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practice their languages, beliefs and knowledge. 

Apply now for mid year entry and start studying in July 2024 

Indigenous Student Information 

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Outreach Programs

The School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) offers a range of program that bring Indigenous High School Students onto campus allowing them to experience university study and life.

Our courses

Medical student

Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

School of Indigenous Studies Student

Indigenous Knowledge History and Heritage

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There are numerous scholarships available to Indigenous Australians studying at The University of Western Australia whether you are a commencing student or currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree.
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We are committed to Indigenous-led, quality research that makes a positive contribution to both the Indigenous and academic communities

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme

The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is available to all eligible undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander on a case-by-case basis. Tutoring is available throughout your degree.

ITAS sessions are free and tailored to your needs. Each session can go for up to 2 hours per week for each subject you are enrolled in. Students are expected to self‑direct learning with their tutor. ITAS can help you stay on top of your study load and improve your grades

Bilya Marlee Building

The School of Indigenous Studies moved into their new home the Bilya Marlee building (meaning river of the Swan) in July 2020.

This new purpose-built facility is a key component within the southern precinct of the campus, and has improved the current student experience for the School of Indigenous Studies, the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health and POCHE Centre for Indigenous Health.

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Get in touch

Address: 35 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009 Australia 

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 3428

Email: [email protected]

Office open Mon-Fri from 8.30am - 4.30pm

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