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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Aborigines Advancement League Grant (Full Time) All Maximum $10,000 Darren Garbin Indigenous StudentsHighAchieverScholarships for economically disadvantaged students
Aborigines Advancement League Grant (Part Time) All Maximum $7,500 Darren Garbin Indigenous StudentsHighAchieverScholarships for economically disadvantaged students
BUPA UniSA International Student Grant All $1,000 Dr Jane Kehwald International Students  New Students  Continuing Students  High Achieving Students
The Co-op High Achiever Research Grant All $5,000 Foundation Officer New studentsHighAchiever
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources) All $5,000 Darren Garbin Continuing studentsIndigenous Students
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of State Development) All $5,000 Darren Garbin Indigenous StudentsScholarships for continuing studentsHighAchiever

Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students
Gould Experimental Science Grant All Science $5,000 Darren Garbin Continuing studentsHighAchiever
International Merit Scholarships All 25% tuition fee reduction International Admissions Office Scholarships for international studentsHighAchieverNew students
Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship All $10,000 Catherine Sarah New studentsContinuing Students
Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of South Australia Inc. Student Placement Grant All $3,000 Darren Garbin HighAchieverScholarships for economically disadvantaged students
UniSA Student Exchange Travel Grants All $800 to $2,400 UniSA International Continuing Students
Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships All 50% tuition fee reduction International Admissions Office Scholarships for international studentsHighAchieverNew students
Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship All $10,000 Darren Garbin Scholarships for continuing studentsHighAchiever
Zonta Club of Adelaide Community Development Grant All $3,000 Foundation Officer   Scholarships for continuing students  New students  HighAchiever


Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.



Aborigines Advancement League Grant (Full Time)

Study Grants are available for Australian *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of the University of South Australia and Flinders University who are enrolled full-time in a postgraduate or Medical degree and are permanent residents of South Australia.

Recipients will be determined by the Selection Committee of the Aborigines Advancement League based upon Grade Point Average (GPA); a written statement; a supporting statement from the applicant's program director, course coordinator or supervisor; and economic need of the applicant.

The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • How they identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander citizen.
  • Community service involvement.
  • The name of their current program and reasons for studying it.
  • Expected completion date.
  • Details of undergraduate program and academic achievements.
  • Future career goals.
  • Details of yearly personal or combined family income.

The grants will be offered for the life of the recipient's program, for a maximum of two years for full-time students. The number of grants awarded each year is dependent on the income generated by the Aboriginal Advancement League Fund.

Grant recipients are expected to attend the next biennial Duguid Memorial Lecture given after they receive their grant.

University of South Australia students are expected to apply via myScholarships located within their student portal.

Application Form (WORD 21KB)
Affirmation Of Aboriginality Form (PDF 184 KB)

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: $5,000 per annum to a maximum of $10,000 provided the recipient continues to achieve satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Aborigines Advancement League Grant (Part Time)

Study Grants are available for Australian *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of the University of South Australia and Flinders University who are enrolled part time in a postgraduate or Medical degree and are permanent residents of South Australia. Recipients will be determined by the Selection Committee of the Aborigines Advancement League based upon Grade Point Average (GPA); a written statement; a supporting statement from the applicant's program director, course coordinator or supervisor; and economic need of the applicant.

The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • How they identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander citizen.
  • Community service involvement.
  • The name of their current program and reasons for studying it.
  • Expected completion date.
  • Details of undergraduate program and academic achievements.
  • Future career goals.
  • Details of yearly personal or combined family income.

The grant will be offered for the life of the recipient's program, for a maximum of three years for part-time students. The number of grants awarded each year is dependent on the income generated by the Aboriginal Advancement League Fund.

Grant recipients are expected to attend the next biennial Duguid Memorial Lecture given after they receive the grant.

University of South Australia students are expected to apply via myScholarships located within their student portal.

Application Form (WORD 21KB)
Affirmation Of Aboriginality Form (PDF 184 KB)

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: $2,500 per annum to a maximum of $7,500 provided the recipient continues to achieve satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:  
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au  

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BUPA UniSA International Student Grant

The BUPA grant is available to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who are enrolled internally and full-time in any program at the University of South Australia. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence and must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or above.

Applicants are required to provide a personal written statement (250 words maximum) outlining their academic achievements and extracurricular excellence, explaining how this grant will benefit them and their study.

Value: recipients will receive a one-off payment of $1,000

For more information contact:
Dr Jane Kehrwald
Manager Student Support
Student Engagement Unit
Tel: (08) 8302 3419
Email: jane.kehrwald@unisa.edu.au 

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The Co-op High Achiever Research Grant

University Co-operative Bookshop Limited (The Co-op) is a provider of educational, professional and learning resources. The company is a member owned retailer, with 1.9 million members and 60 stores.

The Co-op High Achiever Research Grant is available to continuing full-time Doctorate by Research or Masters by Research students enrolled at the University of South Australia. 

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Student Visa holder. 

Applicants will be required to provide a personal written statement outlining: 

  • the importance of the research and its contribution to society, 
  • how the research grant will be spent, and 
  • how the research will be enhanced by the grant. 

In addition to providing a personal written statement, applicants must provide a reference from their principal supervisor supporting their application. 

The Grant will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement and previous academic achievement. Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the grant selection panel. 

The grant is available to students currently enrolled at UniSA for a research degree. Applicants must have the unqualified support of their principal supervisor. 

The Co-op High Achiever Research Grant applicants are advised to apply via the myScholarships page in the student portal, more information is available at http://www.unisa.edu.au/Study-at-UniSA/Scholarships/How-to-apply/.

The grant may be used to cover travel for presenting at an international conference, collecting data or collaborating with international experts or specialised equipment for their research. 

The grant funds should be utilised within 12 months of payment. If it is not expected that funds will be used within the timeframe, the reasons should be outlined in the written statement.

Value: $5,000 to be paid in one instalment of $5,000 paid in April.

For more information contact: 
Foundation Officer
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 0964
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources)

This scholarship is open to *Aboriginal students of the University of South Australia who are enrolled full time in any undergraduate program.

Gavin Wanganeen is the first Aboriginal Australian to receive an AFL life membership for playing 300 official matches. He is also a premiership star, Brownlow medallist, five-time All Australian and Best-and-Fairest winner with Port Adelaide Football Club. Gavin Wanganeen is a role model and representative for Aboriginal youth in Australia and UniSA is the first university in Australia which has identified a commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in its charter.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage and a personal written statement. The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • reasons for studying their current program
  • academic achievements
  • community service involvement
  • future career goals
  • how they identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander citizen

The recipient is required to act as a positive ambassador for the scholarship to encourage support. Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and the recipient should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above. Please note that previous recipients of any Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship are not eligible to apply for other Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: $5,000 per year up to a maximum of $20,000 provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Payment will be made in two instalments of $2,500 each, after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates.

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by Department of State Development)

The Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by Department of State Development) is a $5,000 scholarship open to Australian *Aboriginal students who are enrolled full-time in the final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate program at the University of South Australia.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement and a Curriculum Vitae (CV). The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Community service involvement.
  • How they identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander citizen.

Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or academic merit.

Applicants undertaking studies in any of the following areas will be considered favourably:

  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Project Management
  • Social Science
  • Communication
  • Aboriginal Studies

The recipient will be offered six hours of informal mentoring or in-kind assistance by the Department of State Development. In addition the recipient will be given the opportunity to network and build relationships with the Department staff by attending two functions. The recipient must have the ability to be a positive ambassador for the Department.

Previous recipients of a Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: $5,000 will be made in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Gould Experimental Science Grant

At the heart of good science is the experiment and at the heart of good scientific training is the opportunity to engage in measurement and in the collection and statistical analysis of one's own experimental data. The Gould Experimental Science Grant has been established via a personal gift from Dr Ian Gould, Chancellor of the University of South Australia.

The grant aims to encourage Honours and PhD students to undertake 'hands on' research' where the student proposes to engage actively in experimental work and collect and analyse their own data for thesis work in any area of science, including the social sciences. Honours applicants: must be accepted for admission to candidature of an Honours degree and must be undertaking full-time study at the University of South Australia in the year for which the grant is tenable.

Please note that the grant is not available to students studying degrees "with honours".

Applicants are required to submit a research thesis proposal. PhD applicants: must be enrolled full-time in their second or third year and demonstrate satisfactory academic performance. Honours and PhD applicants must submit a personal written statement detailing how the funds will be used to support their experimental research and a reference from their research supervisor.

Two grants will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, a personal written statement, a reference from the research supervisor and performance at an interview.

Value: $5,000 to be paid in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au 

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International Merit Scholarships

UniSA will offer International Merit Scholarships to future international students who have achieved a 65% average (or equivalent) in previous studies and have applied to study a UniSA undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree (in selected fields).   

International Merit Scholarship recipients will receive a 25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study into their chosen program.  Students are automatically assessed for eligibility for a scholarship when applying for an eligible program at UniSA. 

The International Merit Scholarship will be awarded to selected international students who meet the following criteria (or as determined by the Selection Panel based on any other factors which the Selection Panel considers to be appropriate and in line with the University's strategic direction and priorities):  

  • Be a prospective international student 
  • Be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa 
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary 
  • Have achieved a 65% average (or equivalent) in previous studies
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the chosen program applied into
  • Meet normal program admission requirements for the chosen program applied into
  • Apply for, and accepted into, an undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) program offered at UniSA in approved programs.

International Merit Scholarships are not available to:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • Sponsored students (foreign government or Australian government)
  • Higher Degree by Research applicants.

International Merit Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses.  Scholarship payments (25% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution invoice at the commencement of each applicable study period in the first year of study.  The scholarship cannot be deferred.

For more information contact:
International Admissions Office
Tel:  (08) 8302 0114
Email: international@unisa.edu.au

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Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship

The Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship has been established to support women from Catherine House to undertake further education at UniSA or UniSA College. Catherine House provides supported accommodation and emergency housing to women over 21, unaccompanied by children‚ who are affected by homelessness. Emeritus Professor Kym Adey has had a long and distinguished career in higher education and was a former Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President at UniSA. 

Applications are assessed in November/December each year, and shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an interview. The successful applicant will be given a conditional scholarship offer, subject to the recipient enrolling in a UniSA program.

Applicants must be: a participant of the Catherine House Women’s Centre, by attending an initial pathways interview with the Education Coach and subsequent fortnightly meetings for a minimum period of four months, which will facilitate the applicant actively working on an education and employment pathway plan. 

Consideration will be given to applicants’ involvement in various Catherine House activities and programs such as speaking to school or other stakeholder groups, representing clients in meetings, participating in promotion for Catherine House, the 1:1 mentoring program or the Client Advisory Group (CAG).  

Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing any previous study and their anticipated benefits of undertaking further education at UniSA or UniSA College. Recipients will be selected on the basis of a personal written statement and an interview. Recipients will be required to provide peer support to other clients of Catherine House..

Scholarship Information and Scholarship Application Form

Value: $10,000 which is apportioned over the life of an agreed program of study, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:
Catherine Sarah
Catherine House
Tel: (08) 8232 2282
Email: edemp@catherinehouse.org.au

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Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of South Australia Inc. Student Placement Grant

The grant will assist students who are enrolled full-time in the final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and are undertaking a placement in a rural or remote area of South Australia as part of their program to gain professional experience. Applicants must undertake the placement for a minimum of two consecutive weeks in the year that they apply for the grant. Please note that the grant will not be awarded retrospectively.

The grant will provide financial assistance for the costs associated with undertaking a placement including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and provide a statement (max 500 words) detailing the location and duration of the placement and their future career goals. The written statement should also detail the expected weekly expenses to be incurred while the student is on placement and if applicable the expected loss of income during that time. Applicants should provide documentary evidence of financial disadvantage where possible e.g. Youth Allowance statement, copy of Health Care Card.

Students who are in receipt, in the same year, of any other Placement Grant administered by the University of South Australia or are receiving financial assistance from the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School are not eligible to apply.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement.

Value: $3,000 to be paid in one instalment after the relevant census date.

For more information contact: 
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au 

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UniSA Student Exchange Travel Grants

The University of South Australia is committed to providing opportunities for students to gain an international perspective by participating in student exchange. Studying on exchange can be an enriching cultural and academic experience and one that benefits you throughout your life. UniSA has more than 60 exchange partners throughout the world in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

All UniSA students who are accepted into the exchange program are eligible for a travel grant. While on student exchange, you remain enrolled at the University of South Australia and continue to pay your normal UniSA fees. You do not pay tuition fees to the host institution. For students that are eligible, Austudy/Abstudy/Youth Allowance payments continue to be paid while overseas on student exchange. You will also receive credit for the courses you take on student exchange, meaning that you will still be able to complete your degree on time.

Value: $800 to $2,400 (dependent on selected country).

For more information contact:
UniSA International
Tel: (08) 8302 0627 or (08) 8302 0159
Email: Student.Exchange@unisa.edu.au
Web: Travel Grants Criteria

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Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship

UniSA will offer up to 20 Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships in 2017 to future international students who have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies and have applied to study a UniSA undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree.

Scholarship recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) per annum, for up to four years of full-time study.

Successful applicants will become a UniSA International Student Ambassador and will be required to maintain a credit average (or equivalent) for each consecutive year of study to be eligible for the 50% student contribution (tuition fee) reduction.

The scholarships will be awarded to selected international students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a prospective international student
  • Be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary
  • Have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the chosen program applied into
  • Meet normal program admission requirements for the chosen program applied into.

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships are not available to:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • Sponsored students (foreign government or Australian government
  • Higher Degree by Research applicants
  • Students claiming advanced standing or credit into UniSA programs.

Unsuccessful applicants of the Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship will automatically be considered for the International Merit Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses, and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 in order to receive the scholarship payments. Scholarship payments (50% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution invoice at the commencement of the relevant study period each year. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

For more information contact:
International Admissions Office
Tel: +61 8302 0114
Email: international@unisa.edu.au

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Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship

The Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Pam Keating, a noted environmentalist and waste management expert, who passionately believed in the importance of reducing waste and its impact on our environment, and was committed to education and training for sustainability.

The scholarship is available to full-time or part-time students undertaking an Honours or Masters program in an area of interest to the Zero Waste SA Research Centre. These areas include: - behaviour change - measuring consumption and ecological footprints - resource efficiency and life cycle measurement - decision making. The Zero Waste SA Research Centre Management Committee will provide a list of topics and eligible applicants are required to choose one of these topics for their research project.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit (Grade Point Average) and an interview. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and provide a two page written statement with their application outlining: the research to be undertaken in their research topic, career goals and future plans and how the scholarship will help achieve their ambitions. A project summary from the applicant's supervisor containing a detailed description of the project and its outcomes should also be included with the application. The recipient must have the ability to be a positive ambassador for the objectives of Zero Waste SA. They will be offered six hours of informal mentoring or in-kind assistance by Zero Waste SA and may also have the opportunity to undertake paid employment at Zero Waste SA during the summer vacation period. The scholarship recipient must remain enrolled in their program and achieve satisfactory academic performance over the period of study and should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.

The recipient will provide two copies of their completed thesis to the Director, Zero Waste Research Centre for Sustainable Design & Behaviour. One copy will be retained by the Centre and the other sent to Zero Waste SA.

Value: Up to $10,000. Full-time students will receive two instalments of $5,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates. Part-time students will receive up to four instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates over a two year period.

Please note this scholarship/grant is currently unavailable.

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Zonta Club of Adelaide Community Development Grant

The Zonta Club of Adelaide Community Development Grant assists full-time female students of the University of South Australia to undertake community development projects in Australia or overseas that make a positive difference in the lives of women. The funds are to be used for travel and financial support while undertaking the project. 

The grant aligns with Zonta's key objective to advance the status of women through service and advocacy.

The grant is open to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework continuing students undertaking short term study or short term placement, or participating in a study tour.

Preference may be given to students applying to do a project in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community, South-East Asia or a Pacific Island nation. 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter in the form of a personal written statement (maximum 250 words) detailing: 

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Prior community involvement.
  • Future career goals.

In addition, applicants are required to submit a proposal (maximum 500 words) to undertake a community development project that makes a positive difference in the lives of women. The proposal should include a description of a project to be undertaken individually or as part of a team. The project is required to have a clear outcome to benefit women in a disadvantaged community. The project may be a continuation or extension of work previously undertaken by the applicants as part of their studies and should incorporate a completion schedule. 

Value: $3,000

For more information contact:
Foundation Officer 
University of South Australia 
Tel: (08) 8302 0964 
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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