Indigenous students

Are you a current Indigenous student in the Faculty? Check out some of the support services available to you at the University of Melbourne.

Murrup Barak

The Murrup Barak Student Success Team coordinate student resources and events, and work alongside the Indigenous student body, Academic Divisions and University Services to support your experience at the University of Melbourne. The Team has dedicated Indigenous Student Success Officers who can offer advice and support on a wide range of academic, cultural and personal matters.

Check the Murrup Barak website for more information.

ITAS Program

The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is a specialised tutorial program established by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) It provides funding to Murrup Barak to employ qualified tutors who work one-to-one with enrolled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist students with their academic studies. This service is provided free to Indigenous students.

Check the Murrup Barak website for more information.


There are a number of scholarships offered by the University of Melbourne specifically for Indigenous students. Check the Murrup Barak website for a comprehensive list of available scholarships.

UMSU Indigenous Department

The role of the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) Indigenous Department is to give voice to the Indigenous students to ensure they have the best university experience possible.

Check the UMSU website for more information.

Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA)

The Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA) supports graduate coursework and research students, collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff, and the guidance and encouragement of potential future Indigenous graduate students.

Check the IGSA website for more information.

Need enrolment assistance?

Stop 1 provides enrolment and other support to Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Environments and Melbourne School of Design students.