The University of South Australia offers the following scholarships to international applicants.


Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international students on the basis of academic merit and research potential.  These scholarships include a stipend (living allowance) and a fee offset for a limited time.

Benefits and conditions

Applicants must read the Scholarship Benefits and Conditions - International Research Degree Students (PDF file, 408 kb) before accepting an offer from us. These conditions apply to all international students who accept an offer from us.  You can also view our Research Degrees and Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships policy.

Value

The total stipend is at least $28,597 per annum (2021 stipend rate) paid fortnightly over a maximum of 3 years for PhD students and over a maximum 2 years for Masters by Research students.  The total fee-waiver is for a maximum of 3 years for PhD students and over a maximum 2 years for Masters by Research students.  This scholarship includes Overseas Student Health Cover for a family with UniSA's preferred provider BUPA where the successful applicant requires a student visa.  A thesis allowance is available.  Please read your offer carefully to ensure that it is right for you.

How to apply

Applications are made online via a project that has an assigned scholarship. View our step by step guide on how to apply.

Enquiries

Your question might be answered on the RTP FAQs website.

If not, please contact us.


University President's Scholarships (UPS)

University President's Scholarships (UPS) are funded by the University and/ or our partners, and are awarded to international students on the basis of academic merit and research potential.  These scholarships include a stipend (living allowance) and a fee offset for a limited time.

Benefits and conditions

Applicants must read the Scholarship Benefits and Conditions - International Research Degree Students (PDF file, 408 kb) before accepting an offer from us. These conditions apply to all international students who accept an offer from us.  You can also view our Research Degrees and Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships policy.

Value

The total stipend is at least $28,597 per annum (2021 stipend rate) paid fortnightly over a maximum of 3 years for PhD students and over a maximum 2 years for Masters by Research students.  The total fee-waiver is for a maximum of 3 years for PhD students and over a maximum 2 years for Masters by Research students. This scholarship includes Overseas Student Health Cover with UniSA's preferred provider BUPA where the successful applicant requires a student visa.  A thesis allowance is available.  Please read your offer carefully to ensure that it is right for you.

How to apply

Applications are made online via a project that has an assigned scholarship. View our step by step guide on how to apply.

Enquiries

Your question might be answered on the RTP FAQs website.

If not, please contact us.


International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS)

International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS) are awarded to international students on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated research capability, and who will be supported during their degree by a full living stipend supported by external funding, e.g a recognised sponsor or external scholarship awarding body.

Value

The IRTS total fee-waiver is for a maximum of 3 years for PhD students and over a maximum 2 years for Masters by Research students.  This scholarship does not include Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which is a condition of the student visa, and applicants are responsible for ensuring they have appropriate cover for themselves and their family where applicible.

Eligibility

In addition to meeting UniSA’s eligibility criteria, applicants must be:

  • Commencing international research degree students
  • High quality with demonstrated research capability, as assessed by UniSA
  • Be supported by a strong supervisory panel(with end-user adviser on the supervisory panel, where appropriate), and be enrolled in a research-rich environment
  • In receipt of (or been awarded) a fully externally funded stipend scholarship, or in receipt of a living stipend supported by external funding*.

*Note: the living stipend needs to be in the form of an externally funded scholarship administered through the University or in agreement with an industry partner, sponsorship body or organisation.

How to apply

International students with an external sponsorship or scholarship can apply for any listed projects.  Some applicants may have additional conditions stipulated by their sponsorship or scholarship provider, and may need to develop their own project with a UniSA supervisor.  You can find more information about this here

If you have any difficulties in finding a UniSA supervisor, or if you have any other questions or queries please contact us.