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

To get this you must be:

  • an 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 who can get it.

Dropping a subject? About to stop studying? Let us know so you don’t get overpaid and have to pay back money. Read more about How to update your study details online.

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: 23 December 2019