Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships, funded by the Australian Government, offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.
The University of South Australia is proud to be partnered with the Australian Government to help provide students with a valuable opportunity to learn. Each new group of Australia Awards students adds diversity to our campuses and helps foster new and stronger relationships between Australia and our neighbours. As an awardee you will gain an amazing study experience, as well as the chance to build relationships and networks that will last a lifetime.
Areas of study at UniSA
Priority Program Areas:
You can find out more about the priority program areas for your country via the Australian Government Australia Awards website.
Contacts and Scholarship opening and closing dates:
Each participating country for Australia Awards scholarships has its own in country office and different opening and closing dates.
How to apply for an Australia Award scholarship.
Australia Awards scholarship recipients are required to attend the pre-departure briefing organised by your in-country office. We also provide pre-departure information which we encourage you to read prior to departure.
Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
All Australia Awards students are required to undertake this compulsory program upon arrival in Australia and prior to commencing their main program of study. UniSA holds the introductory program twice a year and your university offer letter will include the date for this program which will coincide with your requested intake.
Current Australia Awards students
Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook:
The Scholarship Handbookcontains important information regarding your scholarship, including your entitlements and requirements. This handbook is your first point of reference to answer any questions regarding your scholarship.
Share your story with us:
Do you have a story you would like to share? As an Australia Awards scholarship recipient, you already have an incredible story from being selected for this important scholarship. Fill in our testimonial form and we will publish your story. Here are some examples of other student testimonials. If you have any questions please contact your Scholarship Student Contact Officer.
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Nimul Chun, Cambodia
UniSA Australia Awards student Nimul Chun's student profile, captured at the Australia Awards End-of-Year Celebrations 2015.
Widiatmoko Putranto, Indonesia
UniSA Australia Awards student Widiatmoko Putranto's student profile, captured at the Australia Awards End-of-Year Celebrations 2015.
Safirotu Khoir - Indonesia
(PhD Information Management)
It is very important for PhD students to get good support from a supervisor. I have an excellent supervisor who encourages me to improve my capability in conducting research, is available for regular meetings, has good communication, is resourceful, friendly, motivating and makes sure that I am on the right track.
Bridget Damjor - Nigeria
(Master of Engineering)
What I enjoy most about studying at the University of South Australia is the readily available learning resources and the practical experience. The teaching staff believe in the abilities of their students and always assist and support towards building a person not just to perform excellently in your studies but also to able to contribute positively to society.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College