The opportunities listed on this website are intended for current students, both domestic and international. These scholarships are managed by UniSA and there is a mix of university-wide and local area/discipline opportunities.

You will find more information on the eligibility requirements, application information and deadlines if you click on the individual links.

If you have any questions about any of these, please get in touch.

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External opportunities for current students               Opportunities for new and prospective students


University-wide scholarships for current students

Scholarship name More information How to apply Closing date
Ability Grants For students with a disability, mental health or medical condition to fund equipment or specific  assistance during the conduct of research. Application form Never closes
Completion scholarships For students not in receipt of a stipend scholarship. It provides funding for up to six months of living allowance to enable them to complete their thesis writing. Application Form Round 1 applications close 4 March 2023
Fee-relief scholarships For students who have exceeded the funding period of their RTP Fee Offset. Please see Exceeding Candidature and Overtime on our Student Forms Page Reopening in 2024
International Travel Grants For students to travel to undertake research or work with institutions and industry partners in overseas locations.

Application form

Now closed for 2023
Maurice de Rohan International Scholarship For students to undertake research or work with institutions or industry partners in the United Kingdom or the USA.

Application form

Supervisor recommendation form

13 March 2024
The Ian Davey Research Thesis Prize For the most outstanding research thesis passed in the calendar year leading to a Doctor of Philosophy award. Students will be nominated for the award by Institute Directors, Directors of Research Centres or Deans of Research (or equivalent). Underway for 2024
Vacation Research Scholarships For UniSA (and external) Honours and final year undergradaute students, and postgraduate by coursework students, to take part in a paid, short-term project with UniSA researchers. Follow instructions to how to apply

Reopening in 2024

Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarship For recently commenced students whose project would benefit from participating in industry engagement activities. Students will be nominated by their Academic Units and invited to submit an application. Reopening in 2024

Internal discipline-specific scholarships for current students

Scholarship name Discipline area Eligibility How to apply Closing date

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Master of Research Grant

UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences (Nursing and Midwifery)

Awarded to a financially disadvantaged *Aboriginal student enrolled a Master of Research program or undertaking study as an external student at the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre.

Please express your interest about the grant to the RBRC Director via or call 08 8302 2129 Applications open 01/03/2022 until filled
Dr Terry Farquharson Pharmacy PhD Top-Up Scholarship PhD program in Pharmaceutical Science (or related field)

Be enrolled (full time or part time) in a PhD program in Pharmaceutical Science (or related field)

Student Portal My Scholarships accessed via your myUniSA student portal 13 March 2024
Gould Experimental Science Grant Science (including the social sciences) UniSA Honours & PhD students Personal written statement 13 March 2024
Graham Arnold Travel Grant Corporate Social Responsibility and/or International Management and International Business $5,000 More info 13 March 2024
Jennifer McKay Innovative Socio Legal Research Grant Innovative socio-legal research $1,500 Student Portal My Scholarships On hold
Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship Female student who commence as PhD or Master of Research Up to $24,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend Apply through My Scholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal On hold
Saab Defence Technology PhD Top-Up
Modelling and Analysis, Cyber Security, Mixed and Augmented Reality,
 Autonomous Systems
$10,000 per year More info On hold
Chris Adams UniSA Research Grant Brain tumour research $5,000 Student Portal My Scholarships On hold