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Every year, over 2,500 students benefit from our grants and scholarships.

Scholarships or Grants are available not only for high achieving students, but also for students in need, regional students or those who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Along with this, UniSA partners with the Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) to help provide financial assistance for rural and regional students and university experience programs for school students in regional communities.

Destination Australia scholarships

The Destination Australia scholarship encourages students from outside the Mount Gambier region to complete their study at one of the regional campuses. It is offered to commencing undergraduate students studying Nursing, Social Work, Early Childhood Education or Primary Education.

The scholarship is available to students who reside in the Mount Gambier region, who are enrolled full-time and commencing a designated undergraduate degree for the first time in 2020.

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per year, up to a total maximum value of $60,000 which means students could choose to have their university fees and living costs paid for!

Applications for the Destination Australia scholarship close on the 2nd of February, 2020.

For more details visit: unisa.edu.au/destination-australia-scholarship

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program improves access to and completion of tertiary education courses.
The scholarships are open to students from regional and remote areas in Australia.

The program aims to:
• increase the number of students entering tertiary education
• increase the number of students able to undertake their preferred course of study, irrespective of their location
• increase program participants' rate of course completion relative to their peers.

The Program will support up to 1100 undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students to undertake a tertiary course, open to all fields of study the scholarships are for Certificate IV to PhD courses.

Scholarship recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training. A further $500 is available to scholarship recipients to support an internship. Visit the Benefits page for more information.

The minimum duration a scholarship can support is six months full-time and the maximum is four years full-time (or part-time equivalent).

If you have any questions about the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, call 1800 290 979 or contact QTAC directly.

Cowan Regional Grants

Cowan Regional Grants are available to assist commencing students with the costs associated with studying full-time at the Mount Gambier Regional Centre. Value: $2,000.

Cowan Regional Placement Grant

The Cowan Regional Placement Grant is available to students who are studying full-time at the Mount Gambier campus of the University of South Australia, and are undertaking a professional experience placement as part of their program.

Naracoorte Lucindale Council Undergraduate Grant

The Naracoorte Lucindale Council Undergraduate Grant provides encouragement and support for talented student from the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area studying an undergraduate degree at Mount Gambier campus. Value: $1,000.

Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant

The Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant will be awarded to two students attending the UniSA Mt Gambier campus who is enrolled full-time in the second year of their program. The grant is open to students enrolled full-time in the second year of an undergraduate program. The scholarship will be awarded to a recipient with high academic achievement (Grade Point Average based on first year of 4.5 or above) and a strong motivation to succeed. Value: $3,000.

All UniSA scholarships

Information about other scholarship opportunities for Mount Gambier students is available from UniSA's main scholarships page.


Jan Discianni
Administrative Officer
Phone: +61 8 8721 8900
Email: jan.discianni@unisa.edu.au