The Australian National University has an Indigenous Australian Admission Scheme that enables prospective students to be admitted to undergraduate programs if those prospective students do not hold qualifications which meet the formal admission requirements for the University.
To be eligible for consideration under the scheme, prospective student must:
- be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
- identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
- be accepted as such by the community/ies in which s/he has been in or is associated with.
Application procedures, forms and due dates
Prospective undergraduate students wishing to be considered under the Indigenous Australian Admission Scheme should apply for admission to the University through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) following the standard application procedures outlined in Admission. In addition, you will need to complete a Supplementary Form - Indigenous Australian Admission Scheme and send it to the Jabal Centre by 30 October for First Semester enrolment, or 30 May for Second Semester enrolment.
Once your application to the University and your Supplementary Form has been received, all applicants for the admission scheme are interviewed and complete assessment tasks, which may involve reading, writing and listening skills. This process is conducted over two or three days and will mean that you will need to attend the University campus in Canberra.
A committee then reviews your application, taking into account any previous studies at secondary or tertiary level that you have undertaken. The committee will also consider your previous work experience and references during the selection process.
The University will contact you by letter if you are successful in your application and will send you further information on enrolment and orientation at that time.