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Charlie Perkins Scholarship


  • International

Type of scholarship

  • equity-based

Category of scholarship

  • for Indigenous Australians only
Course information

Type of course

  • postgraduate

Study mode options

  • full-time

Area of study

  • all areas of study
About the scholarship


  • In 2009, with the assistance of the University of Oxford, the Charlie Perkins Trust established annual Charlie Perkins Scholarships to provide two talented Indigenous Australians each year with the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford from 2010. With support from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Australia Scholarships Ltd., the scholarships are now also open for study at the University of Cambridge. These postgraduate scholarships are particularly directed towards Indigenous Australians who have the potential to become leaders in their field of study and in their communities. Applications open 9am AEST Thursday 15 August 2013

How many offered this year

  • up to 2
Financial detail

Value of scholarship

  • $50,000
  • per year
  • may vary depending on needs of recipient

Payment frequency

  • paid in regular instalments

Duration of scholarship

  • 3 years

Paid to

  • recipient
  • institution


  • living allowance
  • university fees
  • costs associated with university study

Further financial information

  • The Charlie Perkins Scholarship will cover full university and college fees, travel costs and an annual stipend to cover living expenses (which for the 2013-14 academic year is valued at £14,500).

Conditions of the scholarship

  • must report to scholarship provider
  • satisfactory academic progress
  • continued eligibility
Applicant criteria

The applicant must

  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • have tertiary qualifications
  • be accepted into any degree program offered at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge - it should be noted that this will require a First Class Honours degree, upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent
Selection criteria

Successful applicants based on

  • academic success
  • potential to contribute as leaders and role models
More information and details on how to apply
Please contact

Name of Scholarship Office/Provider

  • The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students


  • Indigenous Scholarships Coordinator



  • (02) 9310 8421




  • 100 Botany Road Alexandria NSW 2015

Closing date

31st October 2013