Scholarships for international research students

Scholarships listed here are available to international research degree current students and new applicants. Where a year is not listed, the same date applies every year. If a scholarship has an external application process, you will need to nominate UniSA as your university of choice. Please also refer to Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Applications for scholarships are part of the online application for research degree admission, unless otherwise stated.

Many scholarships are industry or area specific. However, a few key scholarships are available to international applicants in any discipline. These include the University-wide scholarships (see below) and the Endeavour Awards (open to students from specified countries). Please note this is not an exhaustive listing, and you are encouraged to search for additional opportunities.  

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 Education for your children page and the Children of International Tertiary Students web page.

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

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship nameEligibilityValueHow to applyKey dates
Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships Academic merit and research potential At least $27,082 (2018 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 408kb)

Apply online Opens 1 June,

Closing date:

School of Management: 10 August*

All other applicants: 31 August

*more information regarding the School of Management application process is available here

*English Proficiency Evidence: 31 August

University President's Scholarships (UPS) Academic merit Tuition fees plus a living allowance of At least $27,082 (2018 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 408kb)

Apply online Opens 1 June,

Closing date:

School of Management: 10 August*

All other applicants: 31 August

*more information regarding the School of Management application process is available here

*English Proficiency Evidence: 31 August

International Research Tuition Scholarships  Commencing students only
Academic Merit and demonstrated research capability
Receiving or (will receive) an externally funded stipend scholarship
Tuition fee - more info Apply Online Apply anytime
Research Themes PhD Scholarships  Must meet the criteria for a Higher Degree by Research degree at UniSA. More information is available here Stipend valued at $27,082 (2018 base rate) or Support Package of $10,000 pa. More information is available here Apply Online

No closing date. More information is available here.

 

ATN-LATAM PhD Scholarship Must meet the criteria for entry into a PhD at UniSA and be a citizen of one of the following countries: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay or Uruguay Stipend valued at $30,000 pa. plus a tuition fee scholarship for 3 years Apply Online 

31 March 2018

Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship Female student who commence as PhD or Masters by Research Up to $24,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend Student Portal My Scholarships Feb 2018
UniSA Research Degree Excellence Grant More information is available here  $10,000 Student Portal My Scholarships Feb 2018

*Note: It's the applicant's responsibility to obtain English proficiency evidence and, RTPi/ UPS applicants must provide evidence before the scholarship closing date (31 August).

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 nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
BUPA Health Research Grant Human health and improved health outcomes for society  $2,500 Student Portal My Scholarships Feb 2018
Developing Methods for Remote Guidance on Physical Tasks Collaborative systems, augmented reality, wearable computing, human computer interaction RTP rate for 3 years More info Open until closed
Inflammatory Response to Biomaterials Inflammation, Biomaterials, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Materials Engineering Standard RTP Rate Apply Online Open until filled
International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding Muslim diasporas and youth, Middle East and reconciliation, Indian Ocean Rim regional problems $30,000 per annum Apply online Anytime
Modelling Solar Cells Top Up Scholarship Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline $12,000 per annum Professor Jim Hill Open until filled
SIDA Foundation PhD Scholarship Interior Design $5,000 per annum for 3 years More info Jan 2018
Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Top Up Scholarship Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline $15,000 per annum More info Open until filled
The William T Southcott Scholarship Advanced manufacturing engineering or a related discipline $35,000 per annum tax-free for a period of 3 years  Apply online 31 August 

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

Other funding opportunities

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
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 2017
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 2017
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Travel Bursaries  Various Funding to support travel, study tours or conference attendance  External 1 April and 1 October 2017
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available External Check CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships website
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (part of Endeavour Awards) Any research area; citizens or permanent residents of a participating country and residing in that country Tuition fees, health and travel insurance External 16 May (UniSA application); 30 June (application for the award)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External 15 October 2017
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation PhD (top-up) Scholarships 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 18 January 2018
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
Techtyche Digital Media scholarship  Digital Media $1,000 USD  External 31 December 2017
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources Various External 31 October 2017

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