Ngurra-Jarraddjak - Indigenous Graduate Study Options Program 2019


The University of Melbourne and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences have developed an undergraduate ‘gateway’ program to prepare Indigenous students for graduate coursework into the health and biomedical sciences.


The Ngurra-Jarraddjak (Healthy) Indigenous Graduate Study Options Program will occur during the first week of the semester break July 2nd - 5th. The national week-long residential program will give undergraduate students exposure to different health research institutions, meet Indigenous health professionals, discover pathways into different health careers and the opportunity to meet faculty staff and alumni. The program envisages the knowledge given to the students during the week will increase future health graduate enrolments.


*To showcase Melbourne as a realistic destination of choice for Indigenous health and biomedical science aspirants.
*To provide training in laboratory skills, relevant to health and biomedical sciences.
*To establish mentor relationships for participants.
*To operate as a recruitment strategy for Indigenous students into graduate coursework for Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences.


Flights, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered by the University of Melbourne.

How to apply:

To complete the Application process you will need to include the following attachments:
*A Confirmation of Aboriginality or a Statutory Declaration (click here)

*A signed Student Recommendation Form completed by an academic or professional staff member at your university

*Permission to be photographed form (click here)
Please complete these forms and include them in your application email.

Applications for Ngurra-Jarraddjak (Healthy) Indigenous Graduate Study Options Program close on Sunday May 26, 2019.

Click here to download the application form.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Josh Cubillo 0r (03) 8344 6403