Financial support for research degrees ensures that you can direct your full academic attention to your research project. At UniSA, scholarships and other financial support are associated to the research project you are applying for, and they are awarded on a competitive basis. Please ensure you have read all the information about our application process and how to choose your research project before reading about scholarships.

There are three main types of scholarship at UniSA for new students, depending on what part of your research project they fund:

In addition to the above, there are other scholarship opportunities for current students which are aimed at funding specific activities related to a project, such as conference travel, equipment, or tuition fee funding.

What scholarships are you interested in?

University-wide scholarships for new students

Scholarship name Eligibility Value Key dates and information

Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarships

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 occur.

Available to domestic and international students.

At least $32,500 (2024 base rate)   

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 447kb)

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.



Aboriginal Enterprise Research Scholarship (AERS) Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Maximum RTP rate of $50,000 per annum (2024 rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 447kb)

Please contact us for more information.

International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS)

International applicants who are in receipt of an externally funded scholarship and who are commencing their research. Evidence of the externally funded scholarship must be provided.

Tuition fees

Apply at the same time as you apply for admission into your program.


Area-specific projects at UniSA for new students

Scholarship name Area of research Value Key information
Joyner Scholarship Fine arts, science, medicine and law 10% above the current RTP rate Please contact us for more information.

The William T. Southcott Scholarship



$32‚500 per year for 3 years, plus an additional one-off amount of $3,000 for research expenses.

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École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB)


Computer Sciences and Mathematics

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