A group of payments for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students or apprentices.

To get ABSTUDY, you must be all of these:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian
  • in an approved course, Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship
  • not getting another payment to study or train.

Read the full conditions under Eligibility.

What it covers

ABSTUDY can help with your study costs and housing if you need to travel to study. It can help with your costs for the following:

  • study
  • housing
  • living expenses
  • travel to your place of study each term or semester if you need to study away from home.

Page last updated: 5 September 2019

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