Research degree scholarships and other financial support opportunities listed here are available to international applicants. Where a year is not listed, the same date applies every year. 

All living allowance scholarships are associated with a research project for full-time students. When applying to do a research degree, you will need to apply for a project (and associated scholarship if applicable) as listed on the research projects pageApplications for research projects and associated scholarships are made as part of the online application process 

Please check the English language requirements you will need to apply for a research degree.

International students with school-aged children: some types of scholarship/sponsorship will exempt you from paying tuition and administration fees for your children's public schooling. For further details, see the Children of International Tertiary Students web page.

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship name Eligibility Value How to apply Key dates

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships


Enterprise Research Scholarships (ERS)

These scholarships are aligned to specific projects.  Applicants for all projects are competitively assessed and selected on information provided in the application and any interview that may occour. 

At least $32,500 (2023 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 408kb)

How to apply guide

Scholarships are associated with a research project, and you apply for a scholarship when you apply for a research project.  New projects are listed all year round and closing dates are project specific.

International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS)

Applicants who are in receipt of an externally funded scholarship and who are commencing their research degree are eligible.  Evidence of the externally funded scholarship must be provided.

Applicants are accepted on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated research capability.

Tuition fee - more info

How to apply guide

Apply anytime

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

Area-specific scholarships and projects at UniSA

Scholarship name Area of research Value How to apply Closing date

The William T. Southcott Scholarship


$35‚000 per year for 3 years

More info

Applications are currently closed and will be advised in 2021

Alan Reddrop Research Grant for Family Business

Family business


More info

Application opens from 26 October to 08 November

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

Other funding opportunities

Funding opportunities Area of research Value How to apply Closing date
AUFRANDE Project: Cross-reality Robotics in Virtual and Augmented Reality - ENIB/UniSA Computer Science / Engineering Living Stipend, Tuition Fees, The opportunity to study in both France and Australia More Info

11 April 2023 (11:59 PM CET)

APRIntern: PhD Industry Internships Industry experience for 3-6 months to kickstart your career. The program has an emphasis on encouraging underrepresented people in STEM, such as women, regional, indigenous and disadvanted PhD students $3,000 External October 
ATA Scientific Encouragement Award Life, Material, Chemical or Environmental Sciences $1,500 for the winner. 2 runner up awards of $600 are also available External 31 August
Australia Awards Scholarships
Research must relate to a priority development area and satisfy the criteria established for each country Tuition fees, living expenses, fieldwork expenses etc Apply online Variable (according to country)
Australian Building Codes Board Research Scholarship Building regulations in Australia Up to $5,000 for 1 year External Anytime
Australian Federation of Graduate Women Various Various, for example accommodation expenses  External Check Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. website
Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Canberra Accommodation Bursary Women who wish to carry out a short research project, in any field, which would benefit from a short stay in Canberra Four week accommodation bursary More info and application form 31 October
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Travel Bursaries  Various Funding to support travel, study tours or conference attendance  External

First Friday in April and first Friday in October

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships Available to ANTS members to attend conferences which are relevant to nurse teachers $1,000 External

January, April, July & October


Australian Society of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarships Diagnostic radiography & Radiation therapy $10,000 maximum External

27 September 

Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing Free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year N/A External September 
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available External Check CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships website
The Data Incubator: Data Science Fellowship Data science: 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry N/A External November 
Gates Cambridge UK: PhD Scholarships Full-cost scholarship awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge


External November 
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External Refer to the DAAD website
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation PhD Excellence Award Various $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years only to augment an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent competitive scholarship More info and application form 17 December
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified External March, June, September & December
Taiwan Fellowship Social sciences, including Taiwan studies, cross-strait studies, China studies, Asia Pacific studies, and sinology NT$50,000 stipend each month External Not specified
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources Various External 31 October
Data61 PhD Scholarship Various Various Scholarships available Check Data61 website for more details Varies. Check the Data61 website for more details