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University of South Australia Scholarships

There are 16 scholarships available at University of South Australia.

Donald Dyer Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or eligible prospective international students. International students will be required to study on a full-time basis.

Main criteria

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to gain a scholarship at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardees must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardees shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.

The Scholarship is normally tenable, subject to satisfactory progress, for:

  • Up to two years for a Masters Degree by Research; or
  • Up to three years for a Doctorate of Philosophy or Doctorate of Communication (with provision for a six-month extension); or
  • As deemed appropriate for a part-time student by the Selection Committee.

Continuation of the Scholarship will be subject to continued enrolment and satisfactory academic progress. Recipients will provide progress reports during their studies and a final report at the completion of their program.

The Scholarship is available to an outstanding public relations, corporate communication, or marketing communication scholar or practitioner, who is capable of making a significant contribution to the development of the practice of the public relations profession.

Commencing higher degree research students - namely Doctoral or Masters by Research candidates - studying in the field of public relations and/or communication are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to hold a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Applicants will require good communication skills and leadership potential, demonstrated via a personal written statement and CV.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

AUD $35,000 per annum for a maximum of three years with provision for a six-month extension for Doctorate of Philosophy recipients. The scholarship is comprised of a AUD $30,000 stipend plus an annual AUD $5,000 lump sum payment to cover costs such as research related expenses, conferences, overseas study and minor expenses as detailed in the application.

Application deadline

Expected June 2018

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Main criteria

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to gain a scholarship at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.

Awards will not be made to persons who

  • are in receipt of an equivalent major award or scholarship or salary from any other source, other than approved supplementary scholarships of lesser value
  • have completed a PhD degree or equivalent
  • have completed a Masters degree or equivalent unless commencing a PhD
  • seek to undertake paid employment on a full-time or substantial part-time basis.

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international candidates on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

An RTPi scholarship will cover your tuition fees and your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and provide a stipend (living allowance), but will not pay for travel expenses. A thesis allowance is funded to cover the cost of printing and binding the thesis.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

At least AUD $26,682 per annum for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension (2017 stipend rate)

Application deadline

31 August 2017

University President's Scholarships (UPS)

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must have a University of South Australia supervisor willing to nominate you for consideration and outstanding academic records, and be a citizen of an overseas country eligible for entry to Australia for the time required to complete the research degree. UPS are nearly always given to doctorate by research candidates but can be given to masters by research candidates in some cases. These scholarships can only be taken at this university.

Benefits and conditions

The UPS scholarship benefits and conditions will be sent with an offer of scholarship and you should read them carefully prior to signing an acceptance form. These Scholarship Benefits and Conditions - International Research Degree Students apply to all people who accept offers from the University of South Australia for the RTP International scholarship or UniSA President's scholarship.

Application details

Apply online.

Value details

Tuition fees plus a living allowance of at least AUD $26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate).

Application deadline

31 August 2017

International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS)

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

In addition to meeting UniSA’s eligibility criteria, applicants must be:

  • Commencing international research degree students (2016 onwards)
  • High quality with demonstrated research capability
  • Be supported by a strong supervisory panel (with end-user adviser on the supervisory panel, where appropriate), and be enrolled in a research-rich environment
  • In receipt of (or been awarded) a fully externally funded stipend scholarship, or in receipt of a living stipend supported by external funding.
  • Note: the living stipend needs to be in the form of an externally funded scholarship administered through the University or agreement with a sponsorship body or organization.

Application details

You can apply for an International Research Tuition Scholarship at any time of the year.  Applications must be made online via the University’s Apply Online facility.

Value details

The IRTS will cover the international tuition fee for 3 years (plus a possibility of a 6 month extension) for a PhD student and the international tuition fee for 2 years for a research master's student.

Application deadline

31 August 2017

William T. Southcott Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia or international students.

Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of South Australia. In addition, applicants require:

  • an outstanding academic record
  • good communication skills and leadership potential. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of a short essay outlining their vision for the proposed research and its potential benefits to industry
  • an interview by the Selection Panel.

The scholarship will be offered to outstanding students to undertake a PhD in the field of practical engineering at the University of South Australia.

The scholarship is a prestigious award, and the recipient should have an outstanding academic record as well as leadership potential and personal attributes suitable for the award.

Application details

Applicants must complete an application form, supply certified copies of their academic history and submit a short essay outlining their vision for the proposed research and its potential benefits to industry. International applicants not in Australia may be asked to participate in a telephone/video conference call interview. The University of South Australia reserves the right not to award the scholarship in the absence of a suitable applicant.

Value of scholarship

16,77,557 total value

Value details

The annual scholarship of AUD $35‚000 per annum tax-free will be awarded to a student for a maximum of 3 years‚ and will be paid in a fortnightly stipend. The scholarship is comprised of a AUD $32,000 stipend plus an annual AUD $3,000 budget for research costs such as conferences, overseas study and minor expenses.

Application deadline

31 August 2017

International Scholarship for Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Submit the following:

  • Application letter indicating intention to apply for the Scholarship
  • Two (2) written references
  • All other documents as outlined in the International Undergraduate Application form, including a certified copy of results. Forecast results will not be accepted

Submit to:

Post:

  • School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences
  • Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
  • University of South Australia
  • GPO Box 2471 SA 5001
  • Email: ITMSScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au
  • Fax: (08) 8302 0765 or (08) 8302 9190

Deliver to:

  • ITMS reception, D Building, Mawson Lakes Campus or
  • ITMS reception, Level 2, Y Building, City West Campus

Application details

A Scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence to an International student, commencing the first year of the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences program.

Applicants should have obtained a South Australian Matriculation or equivalent qualification with a ATAR of at least 95 or higher, or at least A-level grade of AAB.

Payment will be in installments in the first and second half of each year after the census date. The first year, second semester payment and subsequent ongoing payments will be subject to ongoing satisfactory academic performance defined by the school. The number of scholarships awarded in any given year is at the discretion of the school.

Conditions of the Scholarship: The International Scholarship for Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences will not be awarded to students who are in receipt of any other Scholarships, Grant or Prize.

Value of scholarship

8,62,744 total value

Value details

AUD $6,000 per annum

Application deadline

15 March 2018

Advanced Accounting and Finance Program Grant

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Advanced Accounting and Finance Program (AAFP) Grant is awarded to all students commencing in the DBCA Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), DBCF Bachelor of Business (Finance) or double degree DBCD Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Business (Finance) degrees who have obtained a B+ or higher in SACE Stage 2 Accounting* within the last 10 years. Students will be granted course substitution for the course ACCT 1008 Accounting for Business to complete an approved professional development elective.

Value details

AUD $1,000 voucher to be used for an approved professional development elective.

International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants will have at least an undergraduate degree in an associated discipline with an outstanding academic record. 

The Centre strongly encourages applications from individuals of minority groups.

The scholarships are available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia and international applicants.

Applicants working broadly within the humanities and social sciences can apply. However, applicants' research topics should reflect the Centre's core interest in developing Critical Muslim Studies.

Main criteria

  • Generally an applicant must have first-class Honours or equivalent to gain a scholarship at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a candidate for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia.
  • An awardee shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.

UniSA's International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding encourages scholarship that contributes to the development of Critical Muslim Studies as a distinct approach combining insights from post-orientalism, post-colonialism and post-structuralism. Muslim Studies is aimed at re-framing the Muslim question that haunts the contemporary world.

PhD scholarships are available for students wishing to undertake research within the field of Critical Muslim studies, working with a diverse and dynamic team of international and interdisciplinary scholars.

Application details

Students can apply online. Australian and international applicants: Anytime.

Value details

The scholarships are valued at AUD $30,000 tax free per annum.

International Merit Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The International Merit Scholarship will be awarded to selected international students who meet the following criteria.

  •  Be a prospective international student
  •  Be eligible to study in Australia
  •  Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary
  •  Have achieved the UniSA equivalent of a credit average in previous studies
  •  Meet normal program admission requirements for the program applied into
  •  Apply for, and accepted into, an eligible undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) or postgraduate (Masters by coursework) program offered at UniSA

Scholarship conditions

  •  International Merit Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA’s South Australian campuses
  •  Scholarship payments (25% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants’ student contribution invoice (tuition fee) at the commencement of each applicable study period in the first year of study
  •  The scholarship applies to the first year of study only, up to a maximum of two semesters or eight courses
  •  The scholarship cannot be deferred

International Merit Scholarships are NOT available to:

  •  Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  •  Sponsored students (foreign government or Australian government)
  •  Students studying in Diplomas, Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates, Associate Degrees and Research Degrees
  •  Students claiming advanced standing, recognition of prior learning’s or credit towards their University of South Australia program (whether at the time of offer or subsequently)

Application details

Students can apply online. Application procedures differ for the various scholarships and grants at UniSA. You will generally apply either:

  • Using myScholarships
  • Through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), for equity and Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships
  • Directly through the school or division administering the scholarship
  • For postgraduate research degrees, as part of your online application for your degree.
  • It is important to refer to the scholarship or grant description to find out which application method applies.

Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.

Value details

Recipients will receive a 25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study into their chosen program, up to a maximum of two semesters or eight courses.

Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) PhD Scholarships Expression of Interest

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

International candidates may apply. Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the relevant University, including English language requirements, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research.

Computer Science Background in AI, Databases, Distributed Systems. Masters or First Class Honours degree or equivalent and should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award, International Postgraduate.

Research Scholarships or equivalent. Outstanding candidates may be offered a full scholarship at the D2D CRC's discretion.

Application details

Students can apply online. Closing date: Anytime

Value details

Top-up scholarships up to AUD $15,000 per annum. Limited full scholarships AUD $26,288 per annum.

Inflammatory Response to Biomaterials

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The applicants should have completed Honours or MSc Degree and have academic background in one or more of the following Material Science, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Inflation or related disciplines.

Two PhD scholarships are available at the University of South Australia (UniSA) for joint projects between the School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences and the School of Engineering.

Both Schools provide an exciting, vibrant and world-class research and education supported by excellent research infrastructure and intellectual environment. The strength of our scientists lies in the application of fundamental science to develop knowledge-based technologies that will increase functionality and provide intelligent solutions for tomorrow's high added value industries and medical treatments. Rapid advances and convergence in areas such as materials science, nano-biotechnology, biomaterials and tissue engineering, sensor technology and advanced computing, leading to new products and production processes will radically change the scope of manufacturing in Australia. Through a multidisciplinary approach, our scientists work on research questions of international significance and address major questions across discipline boundaries.

The PhD projects will focus on understanding the immunological response to biomaterials in the context of delivery of vaccines and drug therapies. The projects will tackle grand challenges faced in the modern healthcare and pharmaceutical industry associated with demand for new techniques for delivery of vaccines and pharmaceuticals which have greater efficacy. These PhD project will address these needs by developing urgently needed, innovative solutions that are scalable, reproducible, reliable and cost effective.

Application details

There is no closing date. The scholarships will remain open for application until filled.

Value details

Funding amount is the standard Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate per annum. The duration of the scholarship is three years.

Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship is available to a commencing full-time Masters by Research (MMRD) student enrolled through the University of South Australia's Hawke Research Institute, and whose research topic fits within the Hawke Research Institute's theme of 'Identity Transformations' and has societal relevance.

The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship recipient's research field will be predominantly focused in the domain(s) relevant to and inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett's work and linked to the Hawke Research Institute's theme of 'Identity Transformations'. This could range from a study of satire and its impact on societal identity, to slavery or human rights studies, studies on catastrophe, to the transformative impact of telecommunications, international relations, technological innovation and its impact on the labour market, the global spread of motilities, or issues of identity and social transformation. The proposed research will examine one of these areas through a societal lens and investigate its tangible benefit to society. The successful applicant will be able to draw a connection between their proposed research and the work of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Applicants will require good communication skills and leadership potential, demonstrated via a personal written statement and/or CV.

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Student Visa holder.

Application details

Application procedures differ for the various scholarships and grants at UniSA. You will generally apply either:

  • Using myScholarships
  • Through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), for equity and Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships
  • Directly through the school or division administering the scholarship
  • For postgraduate research degrees, as part of your online application for your degree.
  • It is important to refer to the scholarship or grant description to find out which application method applies.

Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.

Value details

Up to AUD $35,000 a year for a period of two years, made in fortnightly stipend payments and two annual lump sum payments of AUD $5,000 each for accommodation and travel expenses.

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

UniSA will offer up to 20 Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships in 2017 to future international students who have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies and have applied to study a UniSA undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree.

Successful applicants will become a UniSA International Student Ambassador and will be required to maintain a credit average (or equivalent) for each consecutive year of study to be eligible for the 50% student contribution (tuition fee) reduction.

The scholarships will be awarded to selected international students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a prospective international student
  • Be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary
  • Have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the chosen program applied into
  • Meet normal program admission requirements for the chosen program applied into.

Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses, and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 in order to receive the scholarship payments. Scholarship payments (50% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution invoice at the commencement of the relevant study period each year. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

Application details

Application procedures differ for the various scholarships and grants at UniSA. You will generally apply either:

  • Using myScholarships
  • Through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), for equity and Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships
  • Directly through the school or division administering the scholarship
  • For postgraduate research degrees, as part of your online application for your degree.
  • It is important to refer to the scholarship or grant description to find out which application method applies.

Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.

Value details

Scholarship recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) per annum, for up to four years of full-time study.

Ehrenberg Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The School of Marketing at the University of South Australia is offering a one year HECS-HELP undergraduate scholarship for an outstanding student enrolling in the Bachelor of Business (Marketing), or Bachelor of Marketing and Communication for the first time. The Scholarship is named after one of the world's greatest marketing scientists, Professor Andrew Ehrenberg, whose contribution to marketing science has had a major influence on the research and teaching of the School of Marketing. All commencing students with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 95 or above who enroll full-time in either of these programs will be eligible for consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview and the scholarship will be awarded based on students' potential for excellence in marketing. More than one scholarship may be awarded if the judges deem there to be more than one outstanding candidate.

The School of Marketing will contact eligible students by mail after they have enrolled in one of the specified programs.

Application details

Application procedures differ for the various scholarships and grants at UniSA. You will generally apply either:

  • Using myScholarships
  • Through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), for equity and Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships
  • Directly through the school or division administering the scholarship
  • For postgraduate research degrees, as part of your online application for your degree.
  • It is important to refer to the scholarship or grant description to find out which application method applies.

Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.

Value details

Payment of student HECS Fee contributions for one year for the Bachelor of Business(Marketing), or Bachelor of Marketing and Communication.

Ahrens Grant

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Grants valued at AUD $6,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled full-time in the third year of the one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil and Structural)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil and Project Management)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or students on a Student Visa are eligible to apply. Applicants on a Student Visa must have sufficient working rights (a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session, and unlimited hours when their course is not in session) to participate in the Ahrens Graduate Program.

To be eligible to apply students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or higher.

Applicants will be asked to provide a personal written statement (500 words) detailing:

  • reasons for studying their current program
  • academic achievements
  • future career goals
  • why they would value the opportunity to take part in the Ahrens Graduate Program and what they would hope to gain from the experience.

Applicants will be assessed by a selection committee on the basis of academic merit, leadership potential, communication skills and problem solving aptitude.

Application details

Application procedures differ for the various scholarships and grants at UniSA. You will generally apply either:

  • Using my Scholarships
  • Through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), for equity and Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships
  • Directly through the school or division administering the scholarship
  • For postgraduate research degrees, as part of your online application for your degree.

It is important to refer to the scholarship or grant description to find out which application method applies.

Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.

Value details

AUD $6,000 paid in two installments of AUD $3,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided the recipient maintains full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic merit.

School of Engineering Grant

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The grants will be awarded annually to selected students with the highest ATAR scores entering the first year of Bachelor of Engineering including all specializations of LBIF and LBMR. At least one of the grants will be awarded to a female student.

Application details

Application procedures differ for the various scholarships and grants at UniSA. You will generally apply either:

  • Using myScholarships
  • Through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), for equity and Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships
  • Directly through the school or division administering the scholarship
  • For postgraduate research degrees, as part of your online application for your degree.

It is important to refer to the scholarship or grant description to find out which application method applies.

Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.

Value of scholarship

47,930 total value

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