National Indigenous Business Summer School
in Winter

An immersive business study program for Indigenous high school students

23-29 June 2024, University of Queensland

Apply by 26 April 2024

National Indigenous Business Summer School Western Australia
Students at NIBSS 2021 in Western Australia

A unique business study experience

Come to The University of Queensland in Meanjin (Brisbane) this Winter school holidays for a week of learning experiences, meeting like-minded people and fun!

This week-long residential program offers Indigenous high school students a unique opportunity to:

  • get a taste of life as a uni student 
  • explore your options to study and work in business
  • learn from Indigenous business owners and leading academics
  • get practical business experience through hands-on workshops
  • enjoy cultural and social activities.

Applications close 26 April 2024

Apply now


23-29 June 2024

  • Sunday 23 June - travel to Brisbane
  • Monday to Friday, 24-28 June - program activities
  • Saturday 29 June - return home.


Free! We'll cover your expenses for:

  • travel to and from Brisbane
  • accommodation
  • meals and activities.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • are at high school in Year 11 or 12 in 2024 
  • have endorsement from your school.

About the National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSS)

NIBSS is an initiative of the Australian Business Deans Council, providing immersive business study experiences for high school students at universities around Australia.

The 2024 program is hosted in Meanjin (Brisbane) by The University of Queensland Business School in conjunction with our partner universities. 

Applications close 26 April 2024.

Apply now

Download brochure (PDF, 260.7 KB)


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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Southern Queensland

Important details for NIBSS participants

Got questions?

We'll send full details about the program once you register.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact the UQ NIBSS team:


Phone: +61 7 3346 8016 or 3346 8025 

Banner image artwork attribution

The Currency of Country

Ink on paper, 2017 © Shawana Andrews.

The people come together to trade and share. They are dressed in possum skin cloaks and have a basket of ochre, berries, yams and eggs to exchange. There is also an axe of stone and timber to be traded. The squares represent the shared knowledge built over generations of cultural memory. The people are connected with a songline and they look to the ancestors to learn and maintain culture.