​Applications for the 2023 Samstag Scholarships are now open. Apply now!

2023 Anne & Gordon Samstag
International Visual Arts Scholarships

Prospective applicants are advised to thoroughly read the Guidelines before submitting an application. The new Guidelines include less restrictive eligibility criteria, allowing graduates of more than five years’ standing to apply for a scholarship.

Applicants are also advised to carefully consider their preferred institutions and destinations, given the potential ongoing impact on international travel due to COVID-19. Institutions that applicants may wish to consider are included in the Guidelines. The number of scholarships awarded each year is currently under review.


The annual scholarships enable Australian artists to develop their artistic capacities and skills through a dedicated period of practice-based learning.

Each scholarship covers reasonable costs for twelve months overseas, including institutional fees for one academic year of study (where applicable), a generous tax-exempt stipend of $70,000, return airfares, and travel and medical insurance.

The application process is online. Complete the following steps:

  1. Find out if you are eligible:
  • All applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia, and be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be either: a student, currently enrolled in a practice-led visual arts program, having successfully completed at least two years of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree; OR a graduate, of a practice-led visual art undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification at an Australian institution of higher education.
  1. Carefully read the 2023 Guidelines:
  1. Download and complete Section G and Section H documents prior to completing the online application form:
  1. Applicants including still images in their submission need to also download the PowerPoint template:
  1. Apply! Complete and submit the online application form prior to midnight 30 June 2022 (Australian Central Standard Time):

Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.