Ranked 41st worldwide in the QS top 50 under 50 (2014) and in the top 3% of universities worldwide by Times Higher Education rankings 2014/15, UniSA is also third in Australia for student support services (2014 international student barometer).

UniSA is located in Adelaide the most affordable mainland Australian capital city for study, according to research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EUI). In 2014, the EIU ranked Adelaide among the world’s top five cities for of liveability for the second year in a row. With a population of just over one million people, the Adelaide community is a welcoming place to live and study, and is tolerant of diverse religious beliefs and practices.

Australia Awards students

Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships, funded by the Australian Government, offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

The University of South Australia is proud to be partnered with the Australian Government to help provide students with a valuable opportunity to learn. Each new group of Australia Awards students adds diversity to our campuses and helps foster new and stronger relationships between Australia and our neighbours. As an awardee you will gain an amazing study experience, as well as the chance to build relationships and networks that will last a lifetime.

During your studies, your Student Contact Officer will be your main point of contact and will be there to assist you. We encourage you to keep in regular contact with your Student Contact Officer by emailing: AusAwards@unisa.edu.au

AusAwards Brochure   AusAwards Indonesia

Areas of study at UniSA

Business school

Education, arts and social sciences

Health sciences

IT, engineering and the environment

Priority Program Areas:

You can find out more about the priority program areas for your country via the Australian Government Australia Awards website.

Contacts and Scholarship opening and closing dates:

Each participating country for Australia Awards scholarships has its own in country office and different opening and closing dates.

How to apply for an Australia Award scholarship


Australia Awards scholarship recipients are required to attend the pre-departure briefing organised by your in-country office. We also provide the following pre-departure guide which we encourage you to read prior to departure.

Introductory Academic Program

All Australia Awards students are required to undertake this compulsory program upon arrival in Australia and prior to commencing their main program of study. UniSA holds the introductory program twice a year and your university offer letter will include the date for this program which will coincide with your requested intake.


Current Australia Awards students

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook:

The Scholarship Handbook contains important information regarding your scholarship, including your entitlements and requirements. This handbook is your first point of reference to answer any questions regarding your scholarship.

Forms for students:

Request for reunion airfare entitlement   Waiver for reunion airfare entitlement

Share your story with us:

Do you have a story you would like to share? As an Australia Awards scholarship recipient, you already have an incredible story from being selected for this important scholarship. Fill in our testimonial form and we will publish your story. Here are some examples of other student testimonials.   If you have any questions please contact your Student Contact Officer.

Stay connected after you graduate

Become part of a global network with more than 180,000 alumni worldwide. From international chapters to a range of exclusive alumni benefits, find out how to stay in touch well beyond your graduation.

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Nimul Chun

Nimul Chun, Cambodia

UniSA Australia Awards student Nimul Chun's student profile, captured at the Australia Awards End-of-Year Celebrations 2015.

Widiatmoko Putranto

Widiatmoko Putranto, Indonesia

UniSA Australia Awards student Widiatmoko Putranto's student profile, captured at the Australia Awards End-of-Year Celebrations 2015.


Safirotu Khoir - Indonesia

(PhD Information Management)

It is very important for PhD students to get good support from a supervisor. I have an excellent supervisor who encourages me to improve my capability in conducting research, is available for regular meetings, has good communication, is resourceful, friendly, motivating and makes sure that I am on the right track.


Bridget Damjor - Nigeria

(Master of Engineering)

What I enjoy most about studying at the University of South Australia is the readily available learning resources and the practical experience. The teaching staff believe in the abilities of their students and always assist and support towards building a person not just to perform excellently in your studies but also to able to contribute positively to society.

Living in Adelaide

Living in Adelaide

Discover Adelaide: world-class education and an affordable, relaxed lifestyle. Learn about the weather, the food, the people and the lifestyle.

Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation

See the range of accommodation options available to international students as well as information about cost, transport and location.

Student Support

Student Support

Moving to a new country is a big decision that will no double change your life. But it need not be overwhelming we are here to help you every step of the way.

Areas of study and research

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