University of South Australia (UNISA) Scholarships 2022/2023 for International Students

The University of South Australia is offering a number of scholarships to international students commencing the Masters/PhD program for the 2022/2023 academic session.

Application Deadlines:

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships: August 31, 2022 University President’s Scholarships (UPS): August 31, 2022 International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS): Rolling

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken in (country): Australia

About the award: The University of South Australia is offering the following scholarships to international applicants.

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships University President’s Scholarships (UPS) International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS)

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships: Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international applicants on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

An RTPi scholarship covers your tuition fees and your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and provides a stipend (living allowance), but pays no travel expenses. A thesis allowance is provided to cover the costs of printing and binding the thesis.


Scholarships are available to support students enrolling in areas of research concentration and research strength. In general, an applicant must have a First Class Honors or equivalent to be awarded a scholarship at the University of South Australia. A winner must be enrolled full-time as an applicant for a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of South Australia. A winner will be enrolled as an internal candidate at the University of South Australia.

Award Value and Duration: Minimum $28,092 per year (Grant Rate 2020) for 3 years, with the option of a six-month extension (Grant Rate 2020)

How to apply: Register online

University President’s Scholarships (UPS): University President’s Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

A UPS covers tuition and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The living allowance must be provided by the Centre, School, Department of the University of South Australia where an applicant has applied. The minimum rate is the RTP Stipend base rate. In some cases, the living allowance can be provided by a sponsor or external financier.

The benefits and terms are based on those applicable to the RTPi exchange; however, they can be changed depending on the source of the living allowance; any offer made will reflect the benefits and terms that apply.

Travel costs are not covered by the scholarship.


You must have a University of South Australia supervisor who is willing to nominate you for consideration and excellent academic records. UPS is almost always taught to PhDs by research candidates, but in some cases may be taught to masters by research candidates. These scholarships can only be taken at this university.

Value of the award: Tuition plus a living allowance of a minimum of $28,092 per year (2020 grant rate).

How to apply: Register online

International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS): International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS) are awarded to international applicants on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated research ability, and who are supported during their studies by a full scholarship backed by external funding.

Eligibility: In addition to meeting UniSAs eligibility criteriaapplicants must:

Entry-level international research students High quality with demonstrated research capabilities Are supported by a strong oversight panel (with end-user advisor on the oversight panel, if applicable) and are enrolled in a research-rich environment In receipt of (or have been awarded) a fully externally funded stipend grant, or in receiving a living stipend supported by external funding*.

*Note: The housing allowance must be in the form of an externally funded scholarship administered by the university or an agreement with a sponsoring organization or organization.

Value and duration of the award:

The IRTS covers international tuition for 3 years (plus an option to extend for 6 months) for a PhD student and international tuition for 2 years for a research master’s student. The scholarship does not cover foreign health insurance and applicants are responsible for ensuring that they have foreign health insurance for themselves and, if applicable, their family.

How to apply:

You can apply for an International Research Tuition Scholarship at any time of the year. Applications must be made online through the University’s University Online facility.
Register online

Type: Master (by research), PhD

Visit the program webpage for details

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