7. Apply online

Before you start your application, please read the applicant checklist below, which will assist you in preparing the information and documents you will need and answering the questions you will be asked in the application process. You are now ready to complete the online application form.

The first section of the application asks for your registration details to set up your Apply Online account.  Once you submit this information you will be emailed your login details and a link to activate your application. Please note that the activation link is valid for 7 days. After you activate your application, you will be able to login to edit and complete your application in multiple sessions.

When you submit the completed application you will be asked to declare that all information that you have supplied is accurate.

Please note that applications are now open for our major scholarship round for 2021. This includes the scholarships RTPi and UPS for international applicants, and the scholarships RTPd and USAPA for domestic applicants.

Applicant checklist:

Complete 'How to apply' 

Steps 1 to 7 and have the information and documents from that process ready to include in your application.


Have your residential and mailing address(es) to hand.

English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)

Details of a recent university recognised English test OR upload evidence of how you meet the requirements through accepted alternatives. Your application can only be assessed after you have provided evidence that you have met the English language requirement. Your English test must still be valid when you commence your program of study.

Study History

Your previous and current tertiary qualifications including any incomplete or ongoing study. You will need to attach transcripts of results and parchment/academic credentials as evidence. Please refer to Step 6 of How to apply for more information.

Program Selection

You will be asked to match your research interest to areas of research at the university and determine whichprogram is suitable for your degree. Please refer to Step 2 of How to apply for more information.

Proposed Research

You will be asked to respond to some questions to describe your proposed research . The intent of this section is for you to provide a high-level summary, and you will have a word limit for some questions. You are strongly encouraged to also attach a separate document with more details about your proposed research. 

Proposed Supervisor

Whilst it is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that you identify a supervisor and obtain his/her support before you submit your application. Please refer to Step 3 of How to apply for more information.


Published research that you have authored or co-authored. Upload evidence of the publications such as abstracts in English, details of the publication and a copy of the front page. 

Professional Experience

Any relevant professional experience you have undertaken. Answer the professional experience questions in the application and upload your CV.


Select one scholarship that you wish to apply for. If you are applying for the Research Training Program (RTP) domestic or international scholarships, you will be automatically considered for the UniSA Postgraduate Award (USAPA) (domestic) or the University Presidents Scholarships (UPS) (international), so please do not submit separate applications for those. Please refer to Step 4 of How to apply for more information.

For all other scholarship types, it is necessary to submit one application per scholarship.

Academic Referee Reports

It is your responsibility to request referee reports in support of your application. For more information, please refer to Step 5 of How to apply for more information.

Mandatory documentation

Ensure that you upload all the documents/academic records required to support your application, as described in Step 6 of How to apply.

Apply Online