Abstudy is a government program in Australia that provides financial assistance and support to Indigenous Australian students and apprentices. The program aims to address the barriers faced by Indigenous students in accessing education and training opportunities. Abstudy offers various forms of financial support, including living allowances, travel allowances, and additional benefits for students with dependents. It also provides supplementary allowances for additional education-related costs such as textbooks, uniforms, and boarding expenses. The program is administered by Services Australia and is available to Indigenous Australians who are studying or undertaking an apprenticeship on a full-time basis.

To be eligible for Abstudy, applicants must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, be enrolled in an approved course or apprenticeship, and satisfy certain residency and income requirements. The program recognizes the unique cultural and social circumstances of Indigenous students and strives to provide tailored support to address their specific needs. Abstudy not only assists with the financial aspects of education but also offers other forms of support, such as mentoring, tutoring, and career guidance services. By facilitating access to education and training opportunities, Abstudy plays a crucial role in empowering Indigenous Australians to overcome barriers, improve their educational outcomes, and enhance their future prospects.