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Scholarships at University of South Australia (UniSA)

There are 14 scholarships available at University of South Australia (UniSA).

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 $27,596 per annum (2019 stipend rate).

Application deadline

Expected August 2020

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 award 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 award shall be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

At least AUD $27,596 per annum (2019 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension (2019 stipend rate)

Application deadline

Expected August 2020

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

Students can apply online.

Value of scholarship

17,11,966 a year

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 2020

International Merit Scholarship

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)
  • Higher Degree by Research applicants
  • Current UniSA students

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.

Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Top Up Scholarship is available to female students who are: 
 - International students.
 - Identify with one or more of the following:
     - a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait heritage 
     - a person with refugee status 
     - a person with a recognised disability

Applicants are required to hold a Research Training Program Domestic Stipend (RTPDSTIP) or a University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA). Eligible international students are required to hold a Research Training Program International Stipend (RTPISTIP) a University President's Scholarship (UPS), or an International Research Tuition Scholarship, and be able to study full-time.

Application details

Apply through My Scholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal.

Value details

Doctorate by Research - up to AUD $24,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend (AUD $8,000 per year for a maximum of three years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment. Masters by Research - up to AUD $16,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend (AUD $8,000 per year for maximum of two years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

BUPA UniSA International Student Grant

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The BUPA grant is available to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who are enrolled internally and full-time in any program at the University of South Australia. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence and must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or above.

Application details

Online applications will open through my Scholarships

Value details

Recipients will receive a one-off payment of AUD $1,000

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

Application details

For more information contact: 
Domenica Panagaris
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Creative Industries
University of South Australia 
 

Value details

AUD $11,025 (2017)

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship 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 conditions

  • Successful applicants will become a UniSA International Student Ambassador
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 (or equivalent) in order to receive the scholarship payments
  • Scholarship payments can be received for up to a maximum of four years
  • If award overall Grade Point Average falls below a 5.0, the 50% reduction will not be applied to the next invoice. If the award Grade Point Average returns to 5.0 or more, the 50% reduction will recommence and will be applied to the next invoice
  • Scholarship payments (50% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution (tuition fee) invoice at the commencement of the relevant study period
  • As a recipient of the scholarship, I am not entitled to receive any credit/RPL/Advanced Standing (whether at the time of offer or subsequently)
  • The scholarship cannot be deferred

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

Recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for up to four years of full-time study (undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework).

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.

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.

Tenable for 3 years, with possible additional six months of funding.

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).

Cochran Scholarship for Osteoarthritis Research

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

commencing Doctorate by Research student
- full-time or part-time
- international candidate
- applicants already holding a doctorate are ineligible

Candidates are required to meet the Higher Degree by Research admission criteria and be in receipt of a full living stipend for the purpose of undertaking a higher degree by research into the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Closing date: open until filled.

Value details

Up to AUD $30,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend (up to AUD $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

PRIF-Research Consortium Program Grant Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is open to international students.

The University of South Australia’s multi-million dollar Future Industries Institute (FII) focuses on building knowledge and capacity in core future industries and develops the University’s internationally competitive research capacity.  We have two PhD Scholarships available which will allow you to work on a predetermined topic in the Unlocking Complex Resources Through Lean Processing project.  These Scholarships are funded by the South Australia Premier’s Research and Industry Fund (PRIF), which aims to support South Australia’s research community to compete successfully on a national and global scale. 

Application details

Students can apply online. Applications open until filled.

Value of scholarship

13,49,811 a year

Sandhu International Student Support Grant

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Sandhu International Student Support Grant is open to international students enrolled full-time and have completed the first year of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. 

The grant is designed to assist recipients meet the costs associated with study including textbooks‚ travel costs‚ computing equipment, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • International student visa holder.
  • Continuing student (completed a minimum of 27 units, excludes credit for recognition of prior learning).
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or above.
  • Full-time load.
  • Submission of a written statement.
  • Demonstrated community engagement.

Application details

Applications are accessed through my Scholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal). 

Value of scholarship

73,370 total value