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International scholarships

Scholarships listed here are available to international applicants. Where a year is not listed, the same date applies every year. If a scholarship has an external application process, you will need to nominate UniSA as your university of choice. Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Applications for scholarships are part of the online application for research degrees admission.

Many scholarships are industry or area specific. However, a few key scholarships are available to international applicants in any discipline. These include the University-wide scholarships (see below) and the Endeavour Awards (open to students from specified countries).

Please check the English language requirements you will need to apply for a research degree.

International students with school-aged children: some types of scholarship/sponsorship will exempt you from paying tuition and administration fees for your children's public schooling. For further details, see the Education for your children page and the Children of International Tertiary Students web page.

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship nameEligibilityValueHow to applyKey dates
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) Academic merit and research potential At least $25,392 (2014 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 483 kb)

Apply online Opens 1 June, closes 31 August (for following year)
University President's Scholarships (UPS) Academic merit Tuition fees plus a living allowance of at least $25,392 (2014 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 483 kb)

Apply online Opens 1 June, closes 31 August (for following year)

Industry scholarships

More information about industry scholarships

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Nothing available at the moment


Area-specific scholarships at UniSA

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability Business $32,500 per annum for 3 years (2012 stipend rate) Apply online 31 August
Data to Decisions CRC PhD Scholarships Big Data Various External Expressions of interest by 31 July 2014
Developing a New Framework for Enviromental Evaluation of Vehicles Automotive engineering, civil engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering  $28,000 per annum  Apply online 20 December 2014
Hawke Scholarships Social theory, cultural studies, visual and literary studies, identity studies  Up to $35,000 stipend, tax free. Top-ups are $6,000 per annum for up to 3 years to augment an IPRS or UPS with $5,000 research support. Expressions of interest 31 October 2013
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation PhD top-up Scholarships Multidisciplinary PhD research scholarships in healthy development Top-ups are $4,000 per annum for up to 3 years to augment a IPRS or UPS Apply online 17 January 2014
International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding Muslim diasporas and youth, Middle East and reconciliation, Indian Ocean Rim regional problems $30,000 per annum Apply online Any time
Mawson Institute Scholarship Analytical chemistry, materials engineering, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, viticulture, industrial biotechnology and food sciences, interdisciplinary engineering $25,392 min per annum Contact Dr Beatriz Prieto Simon in the first instance (more info) 30 June 2014
The William T Southcott Scholarship Advanced manufacturing engineering or a related discipline $35,000 per annum tax-free for a period of 3 years  Apply online 31 August 

Other funding opportunities

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Australia Awards Scholarships
Research must relate to a priority development area and satisfy the criteria established for each country Tuition fees, living expenses, fieldwork expenses etc Apply online Variable (according to country)
Australian Building Codes Board Research Scholarship Building regulations in Australia Up to $5,000 for 1 year External Any time
Australian Federation of Graduate Women – ACT Incorporated Accomodation Bursary Any field that necessitates a short stay in Canberra (e.g. to use libraries or special equipment, to learn a new technique)  Accommodation expenses  External 6 September 2013
CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund CSIRO priority research areas $7,000 per annum for 3 years, plus contributions towards travel and operating costs External 15 November
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available External 15 November, but check according to the scholarship
Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy Education, science and technology, arts and culture, social science, and the environment; UAE nationals only Supports UAE nationals intending to study for PhD qualifications internationally External Any time
Endeavour Awards Any research area; citizens or permanent residents of a participating country and residing in that country Tuition fees, health and travel insurance External 17 May 2013 (UniSA application); 30 June 2013 (application for the award)
Fraser Mustard PhD Top-Up Scholarship Child health $10,000 per annum for 3 years External 7 February 2014
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External 31 March 2014
30 September 2014
Lirabenda Endowment Fund Biota and natural environment of South Australia Maximum award $3000 External  December 2013 (TBC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) – PhD top-up scholarships Economics, social sciences, NCVER national priorities $5,000 per annum for 3 years External 18 December 2013
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) – postgraduate research paper funding round Economics, social sciences, NCVER national priorities $5,000 External 18 December 2013
Northern Territory Research & Innovation Scholarships Northern Territory-related research $2,500 for up to 3 years External August 2013 (TBC)
SafeWork SA WHS Supplementary Scholarships Work health and safety $10,000 per year boost to the HDR stipend, for the full duration of the HDR scholarship External 8 November 2013
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships Physical sciences, engineering and technology Based on actual costs up to US$50,000 External 15 November 2013 for new applications, 8 November 2013 for renewal applications
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified External March, June, September & December
SpineCare Foundation Research Fund Scholarship 2014 Spinal disease and disorders $24,653 - $36,706 per year for three years External 16 December 2013
StatewideSuper Research Scholarship Aboriginal health; cancer; heart health; healthy mothers, babies and children; infection and immunity; mind and brain; and nutrition and metabolism $20,000 External 10 February 2014
Taiwan Fellowship Social sciences, including Taiwan studies, cross-strait studies, China studies, Asia Pacific studies, and sinology NT$50,000 stipend each month External Not specified
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources PhD scholarships offered at both $5,000 and $10,000 per annum for 3 years, plus masters scholarships at $5,000 per annum for 2 years External 30 October 2013

Scholarships databases

JASON: Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia 

Study in Australia: search by type of course, state of Australia, field of study and keywords

myfuture: search 'Awards and scholarships' 

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