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Scholarships at University of South Australia

There are 14 scholarships available at University of South Australia.

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.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

At least AUD $27,082 per annum (2018 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension (2017 stipend rate)

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

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

Students can apply online.

Value details

Tuition fees plus a living allowance of at least AUD $27,082 per annum (2018 stipend rate).

Application deadline

Expected August 2019

William T. Southcott Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is open to 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.

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

18,14,673 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

Expected August 2019

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

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

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.

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

For further information, please contact the university website.

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.

Inflammatory Response to Biomaterials Scholarship

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.

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 (tax free stipend).

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 international applicants.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Closing date: Australian and international applicants: Anytime.

Value details

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

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.

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.

UniSA and Rising Sun Pictures Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

University of South Australia (UniSA) and world renowned visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), category sponsors of The Rookies, offer a full scholarship in either the Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking or the Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting for the winner of their sponsored category. 

UniSA and RSP have partnered since 2015 to offer unprecedented postgraduate programs in visual effects. RSP, an Adelaide-based studio formed in 1995, has created thousands of visual effects for over 100 motion pictures including: Gravity, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Great Gatsby and the Harry Potter series.

The joint programs, undertaken at RSP's studios, provide UniSA students with hands-on training in critical skills required to work in the visual effects industry with supervision from experienced visual effects artists.

The Rookies is an international competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists, created to showcase emerging talent from students enrolled in higher education

Value details

AUD $11,025 (2017)

Advanced Finance in Business Program Grant

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Advanced Finance in Business Program (AFBP) Grant is awarded to all students commencing in the DBCF Bachelor of Business (Finance) or DBCD Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Business (Finance) degree who have obtained a B+ or higher in either SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods.

Students will be granted course substitution for the course MATH1053 Quantitative Methods for Business to complete an approved professional development elective.

Students in the double degree DBCD Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Business (Finance) are eligible for both the Advanced Accounting in Business Program (AABP) and Advanced Finance in Business Program (AFBP) grants so must choose the one which best suits their individual circumstances. 

This grant is only available from 2018 to students commencing study with UniSA who completed their entry level qualification (e.g. SACE) in the previous year. 

Value details

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

Advanced Economics in Business Program Grant

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Advanced Economics in Business Program (AEBP) Grant is awarded to all students commencing in the DBIB Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade) degree who have obtained a B+ or higher in SACE Stage 2 Economics. Students will be granted course substitution for the course ECON 1008 Principles of Economics to complete an approved professional development elective. Students will also be required to complete an online module. 

This grant is only available from 2018 to students commencing study with UniSA who completed their entry level qualification (e.g. SACE) in the previous year. 

Value details

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

Archie Davis Music Grant

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Archie Davis Music Grant will be awarded to a UniSA student(s) enrolled full-time in any program and at any year level at the James Morrison Academy of Music.

Value details

AUD $5‚000 (if there is more than one eligible recipient the grant may be split)

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