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2021 University Scholarships in Adelaide

Here is your guide to university scholarships available at institutions in Adelaide for 2021. Learn more about university scholarships available at each of the five universities in Adelaide.

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There are three state universities in Adelaide - Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and University of South Australia.  There is also one private university - Torrens University, and a US university - Carnegie Mellon University. All of the universities offer a range of scholarships for international students. There are also TAFE SA scholarships available including VET scholarships and Higher Education scholarships.  Read below for more information on the scholarships they offer.

There are also Australian Government Scholarships offered to more than 2,000 students each year.  The scholarships cover tuition fees, return air-travel and more.


Flinders University Scholarships

Flinders has a multicultural and diverse community of students from over 90 countries, with an environment geared towards bringing people together, as well as learning.  The university has built a strong reputation for innovation and teaching excellence, with industry driven programs and is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.  Check out Flinders University website for complete details.

Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships

The Flinders University Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships offer a 50% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the program.  Undergraduate applicants require an equivalent minimum raw ATAR 95 or above and submission of the application form.

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Excellence Scholarships

A 25% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the program.  Undergraduate applicants require an equivalent minimum raw ATAR 80 or above.

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Global Scholarships

A 20% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the program. Undergraduate applicants require an equivalent minimum raw ATAR 80 or above.

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Alumni Scholarships

20% full duration scholarship to study another undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification from Flinders University

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Pathways Scholarships

If you are currently studying a recognised Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, you could be eligible for a 20% full duration scholarship to study at Flinders. You must have successfully completed a recognised Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or similar, have been granted credit towards their Flinders studies as per the Policy on Credit for Prior and concurrent Study or Work Experience and be onshore in Australia studying in internal mode.

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The University of Adelaide Scholarships

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest university, and the oldest university in South Australia.  The University has an international reputation for academic and research excellence. Consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities globally; it delivers graduates that make a difference in their local and global communities.

The University of Adelaide has 9 different scholarship programs open to international students studying in Adelaide.

Global Citizens Scholarship

Students can receive a reduction between 15% and 30% of the tuition fee.  This scholarship rewards international students commencing an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification who have received academic merit in their studies.  This scholarship will be awarded at the time of offer.

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Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

The scholarship offers a reduction of 50% of the tuition fee for the minimum standard full-time duration of your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree.  These scholarships are highly competitive awards that reward commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous studies.

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Higher Education Scholarship

The Higher Education Scholarships rewards undergraduate and postgraduate international students who have demonstrated their passion for learning and loyalty to Australian education by successfully completing their year 12 high school studies (undergraduate only) or AQF-recognised course or program at an Australian higher education institution, prior to commencing their degree at the University of Adelaide.  This scholarship will be awarded at the time of offer.

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Family Scholarship

Did your spouse or sibling study with us? This scholarship is for family members of our current or graduated students. Simply provide an English-translated birth certificate that shows your relationship and receive a 25% tuition fee reduction. If you study full-time and complete your degree within the minimum timeframe, you will receive this reduction each year of your degree.

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Alumni Scholarship

Receive a 25% tuition fee reduction if you’re completing a second or subsequent degree at Adelaide. As a graduate, you’ll automatically receive this scholarship, and if you study full-time and complete your degree within the minimum timeframe, you’ll receive a 25% tuition fee reduction each year of your degree.  This scholarship will be awarded at the time of offer.

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University of Adelaide College High Achiever Progression Scholarship

The University of Adelaide College High Achiever Progression Scholarship rewards international graduates of the University of Adelaide College, the preferred pathway provider of the University of Adelaide, who have achieved outstanding academic results.  This scholarship will be awarded at the time of offer.

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University of Adelaide College International Scholarship

The University of Adelaide College International Scholarship rewards the international graduates of the University of Adelaide College. .  Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer.

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Eynesbury College High Achiever Progression Scholarship

The Eynesbury College High Achiever Progression Scholarship rewards the international graduates of Eynesbury College who have achieved outstanding academic results.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer.

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Eynesbury College International Scholarship

The Eynesbury College International Scholarship rewards the international graduates of Eynesbury College.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer.

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University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is Australia’s university of enterprise with teaching that is industry informed and research that is progressive. Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide UniSA has strong industry links and global engagement ensuring students gain the experience and expertise required to make an impact in their career.

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship

Recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for the duration of their degree, or up to a maximum of four years of full-time study (undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework).  Successful applicants will become a UniSA International Student Ambassador.

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International Merit Scholarship

Recipients will receive a 15% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for the duration of their chosen degree.  Students will automatically be assessed when applying for an eligible undergraduate (Bachelor) or postgraduate (Masters by Coursework) degree offered at UniSA.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The University of South Australia welcomes students from around 50 different international sponsors including: Bahrain, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and more.

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

There are a wide range of scholarships available to international research degree current students and new applicants. Many scholarships are industry or area specific. However, a few key scholarships are available to international applicants in any discipline.  

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TAFE SA Scholarships

TAFE SA is South Australia's largest vocational education and training (VET) provider and one of the largest in Australia.  It is also a registered higher education provider and is run by the Government of South Australia.

If you are considering studying in 2021, TAFE SA is offering higher education and VET scholarships.

VET Scholarships

For students commencing in 2021, a one time $700 reduction to tuition fees.

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Higher Education Scholarships

For students commencing in 2021, a one time $1,000 reduction to tuition fees

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Destination Australia Scholarships

The Australian Government provides funding through the Destination Australia Program to help eligible tertiary education providers offer scholarships to domestic and international students to study and live in regional Australia.  9 scholarships are available for international students to commence studying a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management at TAFE SA's Barossa Valley Campus.  The scholarship provides $15,000 per year in scholarship funding ($45,000over three years).

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Torrens University Scholarships

Torrens’ educational approach is to focus learning and innovation around students and their career.  With a belief that academic knowledge needs to be balanced with dynamic leadership skills, a global perspective, industry know-how and experience, Torrens is committed to developing highly skilled and capable leaders who are able to think on their feet, navigate the modern workplace and make a significant impact in any chosen field.

International Scholarships

Torrens University Australia welcomes the international community to study at Australia’s fastest growing university, offering innovative, industry-aligned courses led by experienced academics.  Torrens University offers up to 30% scholarships on selected courses for new international students.

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Carnegie Mellon University Australia Scholarships

Ranked 22nd overall in the world, Carnegie Mellon University in Australia offers four internationally-ranked master degrees covering information technology, public policy, and information systems management. The combination of an American degree and studying in Australia provides students with a unique skill set and international perspective. Graduates become sought-after individuals offering unique, immediate and measurable benefits to future employers as managers and decision makers.

CMU Australia Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded to eligible students from Asia, Latin America and Africa and apply for Carnegie Mellon University Australia master programs in January 2021.

The CMU Australia Scholarships for International Students is valued at AUD $30,000 for the duration of 21-month masters degrees, and AUD $20,000 for the duration of 12-month masters degrees.

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