If you are considering undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), UniSC has a range of scholarship opportunities available. Scholarships can cover living stipend, tuition fees or top up scholarships.
Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander students are encouraged to apply for a range of scholarships and bursaries. These can provide financial support throughout your studies to relieve financial pressures.
We offer a range of scholarship opportunities to our international students. These can help relieve financial stress so you can focus on your studies and enjoy your time at UniSC.
Academic prizes and awards
Prizes and Awards are sponsored by a number of different donors to support students and acknowledge high academic achievement during study and upon graduation.
How to apply
You can apply for most scholarships using one form through APPLYUSC. Create a new account if you have not received your offer to study. New and continuing students can use their UniSC username and password with their student ID number as the application number.
Prepare your supporting documents before you apply. Each scholarship will require different information but could include:
- Personal statement: outline your community service, volunteering and/or leadership experience (no documents necessary).
- Financial need: three recent consecutive payslips for you and your partner, Centrelink statement and other income information (i.e. rental income).
- Medical support: medical reports from your doctor/psychologist, Centrelink statement showing Disability Pension and Learning Access Plan (LAP) from AccessAbility Services.
- Indigenous heritage: Confirmation of Aboriginality (COA), Centrelink statement showing receipt of ABSTUDY or a statutory declaration (contact Indigenous Services)
- Living status: Centrelink statement showing percentage of care of dependents (sole parent) or Centrelink statement showing Carer Payment/Allowance.
Searching for a miracle
After 18 years, four detention centres, one perilous journey, and a life that started in a refugee camp, Jensiya Joy Christy has a new hope for life, studying nursing thanks to an Asylum Seeker scholarship from UniSC.
Achieving dreams twenty years after high school
Belinda longed to deepen her knowledge and go to university, but hesitated due to personal circumstances and perceptions of being a mature aged student. A scholarship helped make her dreams a reality.