Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities from the Australian Government and foreign governments for international study

Recognising the power of soft diplomacy through international education, the Australian Government allocates significant funding to support Australian students in taking up international opportunities.  While the focus is on our region, the opportunities range more widely.  There are also scholarships for students from a large number of countries to take up opportunities at Australian universities. Some other countries have similar schemes.  For an outline of funding available and links to further information please view the tables below.   

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Funding opportunities for international study

  • Opportunities for our students to study overseas

      New Colombo Plan (NCP)

      Closing  Applications open

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Scholarships: Eligible students will be contacted by the University.

      Mobility: Expressions of interest to be submitted by student via email.

      Eligibility Criteria:

      Students must be Australian citizens

      Aged between 18-28yrs

      Enrolled as an undergraduate student in at least second year or Honours at commencement of program

      All other UniSA Student Exchange criteria apply

      Available countries

      Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

       

       

      Scholarships: value up to $67,000

      Mobility Grants: valued between $1000-$3000 for short term study options and $3000-$7000 for semester long exchange

       

      Scholarships:        Further information on the New Colombo Plan (NCP) 2016 can be found here

      Mobility:                  Expressions of interest email Karen English

       

      Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program

      Closing  Applications open

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      South Australian Applicants

      • - Undergraduate            honours students
      • - Post graduate students
      • - Early career researchers* 

      studying or researching in  a relevant discipline in the area of  urban innovation.

      *For the purposes of this program early career researchers are defined as academic staff who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years 

      Available country
      Japan

      Study options   University of Nagoya University of Tsukuba Waseda University

       

       

      An A$18,600 grant for a 6 month period in Japan. 

      For visits shorter than 6 months the amount will be reduced pro rata

      Applications are accepted all year round but should be submitted at least 6 months before the commencement of the proposed study in Japan.

      More information

      2015 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility Australian university students who are interested in studying for a master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an academic mobility program at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

      Requirements: 

      -          Minimum grade point average of six (6.0)

      -          Advanced level of proficiency in Spanish

      If Spanish is not the applicant’s native language, student must have certificate of an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish from a university or language centre.

      Available countries
      Mexico

      Study options
      More than 70 Mexican institutions participate

      Registration fees and tuition, as established by the program at each institution.

      Applications are now closed.

      More information

      The results will be announced starting in November 2014 by Mexico’s diplomatic office.

      Australian Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) Funding for Student Exchange

      Closing Applications open

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of fundingTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Criteria:

      For exchange during Study Period 2, 2015

      • Students must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.
      • NCP funding is only available for Australian undergraduate students  
      • All other UniSA Student Exchange criteria apply

      Available countries
      Japan

      For more information on the exchange program, please read the Student Exchange website 

       

      The University is offering 6 x $7000 NCP scholarships for exchange to the following institutions in Japan:

      • Nagoya University x 1 scholarship
      • Students applying to Kwansei Gakuin must have completed Japanese 1A

      Students applying to Nagoya University of Foreign Studies must have completed Japanese 1A AND 1B

      NOTE: The total value of the scholarship is AUD$7000 and does not include a UniSA Travel Grant

      Apply here 

       

      International Student Exchange Program (IESP) Funding won in 2013

      Funding  Funding won

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      Available countries
      China

      Study options
      1-2 full semester exchange

      Inbound also available

      $5000

      Student expressions of interest to Karen English

      New Colombo Plan Pilot Mobility

      Closed  Funding won

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate aged under 28

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      Available countries
      Indonesia

      Study options
      Professional Practicum

      tbc

      Applications closed.  

      Funding won for the following activities:
      2 x Business Professional Practicum
      2 x Development Studies Professional Practicum
      1 x Journalism Professional Practicum

       Please contact Karen English for more information.

      New Colombo Plan Pilot Scholarships

      Closed  Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      High achieving undergraduate aged under 28

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      Available countries
      Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia

      Full semester of study plus an internship

      Up to $67,000

      Applications closed. 

      1 UniSA student selected for scholarship to study in Hong Kong.

      AsiaBound 2015

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      Available countries
      Asian countries

      Study options
      Short-term (up to 6 months)

      OR

      1-2 full semester exchange for credit

      $2000 short-term
      $5000 semester
      + $1,000 language support (if applicable)

      Applications closed.

      Short-Term Mobility (STMP)

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      Available countries
      Global

      Study options
      Short-term (up to 6 months) – may include practicum or clinical placements; internships; research experiences; volunteer projects etc

      $2000

      Applications closed.

      International Student Exchange Program (IESP)

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

       

      Available countries
      Global

      Study options
      1-2 full semester exchange

      Inbound also available

      $5000

      Applications closed.

      Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate only

      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      Available countries
      Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

      Study options
      1-2 full semester exchange

      Inbound also available

      $5000

      Applications closed.

      Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Outbound

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

      Available countries
      visit website

      Study options
      Long- term study/research towards an Australian Masters or PhD

      Up to 2 years
      (6-12 months study + 2-12 months optional internship)

      Up to $69,500

      Applications closed.

      For further information please email our international relations team.

      Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

      Available countries
      visit website

      Study options
      Long-term research towards an Australian PhD or postdoctoral research 1-2 years

      Up to $130,500

      Applications closed.

       

      Endeavour Research Fellowships (Including Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council)

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

      Available countries
      visit website

      Study options
      Short-term research towards a non-Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research 4-6 months

      Up to $24,500

      Applications closed.  

       

      Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Indigenous Australians

      Available countries
      visit website

      Study options
      Short-term research towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research 4-6 months

      Up to $24,500

      Applications closed.

       

      DFAT International Relations Grants Program

      Check Check application dates

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline
      •  

      Study options
      To foster people-to-people and institutional links - bilaterally and regionally – in support of the Government's foreign and trade policy goals including the arts, media, education, science, technology and social development initiatives such as health and sport

      Dependent on proposal

      See more information

      JENESYS 2.0 16th - 24th June 2014 - program conducted entirely in English

      Closed  Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

      Australian citizens aged between 18 and 30
      Students of media, communications, journalism preferred

      Available countries
      Japan

      Study options
      2 Weeks

      All expenses (except personal) covered including airfare, accommodation and transport

      Applications closed 30 April 2014

      More information:
      Simon Free
      Japan Information and Culture Centre
      Tel: 02 6272 7253

      Chinese Government Scholarship Programs

      Closed  Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Undergraduate & Postgraduate largely taught in Chinese

      Available countries
      China

      Study options
      Up to 5 years depending on program

      Expenses covered including tuition fee, accommodation, insurance and monthly living allowance from CNY 1,400/m to 2,000/m

      January to early April (please consult the agencies receiving applications for specific deadlines)

      More information

      Confucius Institute Scholarship

      Closed  Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Study Chinese, non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35

      Available countries
      China

      Study options
      1 semester or more

      Expenses covered include tuition fee, accommodation, insurance, one-off resettlement subsidy and monthly living allowance from CNY 1,400/m to
      CNY 1,700/m
      *CNY 1 = AUD 0.17

      Closed 10 May 2014

      More information

  • Opportunities to study/research with us

      Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program

      Closing  Applications open

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Japanese Applicants

      • - Undergraduate honours students
      • - Post graduate students
      • - Early career researchers* 

      researching or studying in  a relevant discipline in the area of  urban innovation. 

      Japanese candidates would be required to meet the English language requirements of the three South Australian universities. 

      *For the purposes of this program early career researchers are defined as academic staff who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years

      Available country Australia                    (South Australia)

      Study options    University of South Australia              University of Adelaide Flinders University

       

      An A$13,500 grant for a 6 month period

       

      For visits shorter than 6 months the amount will be reduced pro rata

      Applications are accepted all year round but should be submitted at least 6 months before the commencement of the proposed study in Australia

      More information

      Australia Awards Scholarships

      Check  Check application dates

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      How to apply

      Available countries
      Visit website

      Study options
      Full degree

      Dependent on proposal 

      See individual country pages for opening and closing dates

      Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Inbound

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Postgraduate

      Available countries
      Visit website

      Study options
      Full award

      Up to 2 years for a Masters

      Up to 4 years for a PhD

      Up to $272,500 (PhD)
      $140,500 (Masters)

      Applications closed. 

      For further information please email our international relations team.

       

      Endeavour Research Scholarships (Including Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council)

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Student eligibility
      Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

      For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

      Available countries
      Visit website

      Study options
      Short-term research towards a non-Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research 4-6 months

      Up to $24,500

      Applications closed. 

       

  • Opportunities available for our staff

      Australia-India Council (AIC)Grants Program

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Staff eligibility
      The Australian-India Council Grants Program is now open (for project funding)

       visit website

      AIC) welcomes funding applications from individuals and organisations in Australia for projects which are likely to promote long-term contact and cooperation between Australia and India
      • The Council will generally consider requested grants between AUD 20,000 and AUD 50,000

      Applications closed        03 August 2014.  

       

      Endeavour Executive Scholarship

      Closed Applications closed

      Eligibility
      AvailabilityValue of grantTimeline

      Staff eligibility
      how to apply

      Available countries
      visit website

      Study options
      Professional Development
      1-4 months

      Up to $18,000

      Applications closed.  

       

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