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:
- living expenses
- travel to your place of study each term or semester if you need to study away from home.
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get ABSTUDY.
Check if you're eligible before you start your claim. To get ABSTUDY, you can claim online, over the phone or with printed forms by the closing date.
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Page last updated: 5 September 2019