Indigenous Youth Leaders Program

UNSW’s Indigenous Youth Leaders Program gives Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander high school students a unique opportunity to gain cultural leadership skills and experience life as a UNSW student.

Throughout a week-long residential program, you'll connect with various UNSW faculties and schools in a culturally enriching and safe space. The program is designed to provide you with the skills and opportunities to address real-life scenarios that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities today, engaging with hands-on workshops and problem-solving activities.

What to know about Indigenous Youth Leaders Program?

Indigenous Youth Leaders is a week-long residential, multi-disciplinary program where you will stay on campus for the duration of the program. All travel to and from UNSW, accommodation and meals are covered by Nura Gili and UNSW.

  • The Indigenous Youth Leaders program is held in mid-January at our Kensington campus in Sydney.

  • The program is offered to current year 10 and 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students across Australia.

  • Applications are currently closed. For 2025 program, applications will open around mid-August 2024.

Confirmation of Aboriginality

While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity is unique and sacred to every person all applicants and students who participate or are involved in Nura Gili Programs and/or activities are required to provide proof of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and heritage.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW is located on the unceded territory of the Bidjigal/Bedegal (Kensington campus), Gadigal (City and Paddington campuses) and Ngunnawal peoples (Canberra) who are the Traditional Owners of the lands where each campus of UNSW is situated.