Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships


  • $5276 for a full-time study load (48 credit points) paid up to a maximum of one year only.

Number offered

  • Varies, subject to funding.


  • Based on need.


All conditions must be met

  • Indigenous Australian.
  • Commencing full-time undergraduate student* in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) or Graduate Diploma of Education at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Experiencing financial disadvantage.
  • Within the four years prior to commencing your course at university, you must have either:
  • You must move from your regional and remote area in order to undertake your university course, or where you have moved from a regional and remote area to complete your secondary schooling, you must remain in a major city to undertake your university course.
  • You incur additional accommodation costs.
*Including the Diploma of Tertiary Studies.


  • You must maintain full-time on-campus enrolment and verify this each semester.

Application and other information

  • Cannot be deferred.
  • Students who have previously completed the requirements of a bachelor's degree or high-level award are not eligible for Commonwealth scholarships, unless such an award is a prerequisite to the current undergraduate course of study (e.g. completing a bachelor's degree and then enrolling in an honours degree).
  • The maximum duration you can have access to one or more Commonwealth scholarships is a total of eight scholarship periods (i.e. twice yearly for up to four years).
  • You may hold a Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship and Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship concurrently but not sequentially.
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