University-wide scholarships for Australian applicants

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

 


Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

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

The Australian Postgraduate Award includes a stipend and exemption from the payment of tuition fees for a limited time in the form of a Research Training Scheme place.

Benefits and conditions

You must read the APA scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 74 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 APA or USAPA scholarship.

Eligibility

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

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

Value

The total scholarship package is at least $26,288 per annum (2016 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 

  • Major round
    Opening date: 1 August 
    Closing date: 31 October
     
  • Applications
    Apply online
    – follow the 6-step process.

Enquiries

Your question might be answered on the APA 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 have the same conditions as the Australian Postgraduate Award. They are based on the areas of research strength across the University.

Applicants who are not successful in being awarded an APA may be considered for a USAPA.

The award includes a stipend and exemption from the payment of tuition fees 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 USAPA scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 485 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 APA 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 $26,288 per annum (2016 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.

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 Australian Postgraduate Award (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 $26,288 per annum (2016 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.

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 Australian Postgraduate Award (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 $26,288 per annum (2016 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.

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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