University-wide scholarships for Australian applicants

The University of South Australia offers the following scholarships to domestic applicants.

 


Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia.

The Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarship includes a stipend and a fee offset for a limited time in the form of a Research Training Program place.

More information on the Research Training Program can be found here.

Benefits and conditions

You must read the Scholarship Benefits and Conditions - Australian Research Degree Students (PDF file, 397 kb) before signing the declaration at the bottom of the application form. These conditions apply to all people who accept offers from the University of South Australia for the Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) scholarship or USAPA scholarship.

Higher Degree by Research Scholarships and Prizes policy

Eligibility

Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship? (includes admission selection and scholarship application guidelines)

Please also see the RTP Scholarship FAQs on the DET website.

Value

The total scholarship package is at least $27,082 per annum (2018 stipend rate) over 3 years for PhD students and over 2 years for masters by research students. Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed. A thesis allowance is available.

How to apply and closing date 

Apply online – follow the 6-step process.

Major round

Opening date: 1 August
Closing date: 31 October

Enquiries

Your question might be answered on the RTP FAQs website.

If not, please email research.degrees@unisa.edu.au


University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA)

This scholarship is available to Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand citizens.

These scholarships are funded by the University of South Australia and the Research Training Program (RTP), and have the same conditions as the RTPd scholarship. They are based on the areas of research strength across the University.

Applicants who are not successful in being awarded a Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) scholarship may be considered for a USAPA.

The award includes a RTP fee offset scholarship for a limited time (up to 4 years equivalent to undertake a doctorate by research or 2 years equivalent to undertake a Masters by Research).

These scholarships are not transferable to any other institution.

Benefits and conditions

You must read the Scholarship Benefits and Conditions - Australian Research Degree Students (PDF file, 397 kb) before signing the declaration at the bottom of the application form. These conditions apply to all people who accept offers from the University of South Australia for the RTPd scholarship or USAPA scholarship.

Eligibility

Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship? (includes admission selection and scholarship application guidelines)

Value

The scholarship package is at least $27,082 per annum (2018 stipend rate) over 3 years for PhD students and over 2 years for masters by research students. Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed. A thesis allowance is available.

How to apply and closing date 

Apply online – follow the 6-step process.

Major round

Opening date: 1 August
Closing date: 31 October

Enquiries

Please email research.degrees@unisa.edu.au


Rural and Isolated Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia originally from a rural, regional or isolated area.

The Rural and Isolated Scholarship is funded by the University of South Australia and has the same conditions as the RTPd scholarship (tuition and living allowance scholarship).

Eligibility

Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship? (includes admission selection and scholarship application guidelines)

Value

The Rural and Isolated Scholarship is at least $27,082 per annum (2018 stipend rate), plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000. Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed. A thesis allowance is available.

How to apply and closing date 

Apply online – follow the 6-step process.

You will need to provide a statement of up to 500 words outlining any special circumstances related to previous or current residency in a rural or regional area within Australia and the consequences of this for your educational access and participation. Selection will be made on merit.

Major round

Opening date: 1 August
Closing date: 31 October

Enquiries

Please email research.degrees@unisa.edu.au


Indigenous Scholarship

One scholarship is available each year to be awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who is applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia.

This scholarship is funded by the University of South Australia and has the same conditions as the RTPd scholarship (tuition and living allowance scholarship).

Eligibility

Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship? (includes admission selection and scholarship application guidelines)

Value

The University of South Australia Indigenous Scholarship is at least $27,082 per annum (2018 stipend rate), plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000. Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed. A thesis allowance is available.

How to apply and closing date 

Apply online – follow the 6-step process.

Major round

Opening date: 1 August
Closing date: 31 October

Enquiries

Please email research.degrees@unisa.edu.au

Areas of study and research

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