Placement Grants

  • General information
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply
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    General information

    The University of South Australia Placement Grants provide financial assistance to students in their final year of an undergraduate program which requires a placement with the duration of 4 weeks or more. These grants would support students who chose to relocate to undertake a program required placement in a remote or rural location or at a disadvantaged community, or students from a remote or rural location required to relocate to a metropolitan placement. These grants provide students with an opportunity to experience the unique demands and challenges of engaging with various communities, and will help meet the costs associated with undertaking a placement, including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

    The grants will be open for online application throughout the year, and students are eligible if they nominate and are subsequently selected for targeted placements in my Placements on the student portal. Financial disadvantage and academic merit will also be taken into account. Recipients may not be in receipt of other placement grants in the same year offered at UniSA.

    Value: $2500

    For more information, please contact:
    UniSA Scholarships Office
    Email: Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au
    Tel: 08 8302 1697

    Eligibility

    Students are eligible to apply for a University of South Australia Placement Grants if they meet all the following criteria:

    • Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia or Permanent humanitarian visa
    • enrolled in an undergraduate program, which requires a placement with the duration of 4 weeks or more
    • confirmed in a rural/remote placement that requires the student to relocate from a metropolitan area OR
    • confirmed in a metropolitan placement that requires the student to relocate from a rural or remote location OR
    • confirmed in a placement that is listed as an eligible education placement (see below)

    Rural and remote areas classification

    In determining if a student is eligible for a University of South Australia Placement Grant, UniSA will verify if the rural/remote or regional area with the Australian Bureau of Statistic's ASGC Remoteness Areas classification. The classifications are:

    • Major Cities of Australia (MC)
    • Inner Regional Australia (IR)
    • Outer Regional Australia (OR)
    • Remote Australia (R)
    • Very Remote Australia (VR)

    Check the classification of your home postcode

    Eligible education placements

    In determining if an education student is eligible for a University of South Australia Placement Grant, UniSA will also verify if the confirmed placement is listed in the below document.

    Eligible education placements - Check eligible schools

    Education students allocated to placements that do not appear in this listing, nor in the rural/remote classification, will be deemed ineligible for a University of South Australia Placement Grant.

    The exception to this is a student relocating from a rural/remote location to a metropolitan placement.

    How to apply

    University of South Australia Placement Grants will be open for online application throughout the year. Please apply prior to commencement of your placement in order for your application to be assessed.

    Applications can be lodged via my Scholarships in the student portal.
    my Scholarships can be accessed by:

    • using the URL: https://my.unisa.edu.au/Student/SCMS/Home.aspx , or
    • by logging into my UniSA Student Portal and navigating to 'my Current Studies', then selecting the link to my Scholarships that displays on the right hand side of the page.

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

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