University Scholarships in Adelaide 2020

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. Read below for more information on the scholarships they offer.

There are also scholarships available from the Australian Government.  Click here to learn more about them.


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.


Go Beyond Scholarships

Flinders University offers a 25% reduction in tuition fees for the first two semesters of selected degree programs for students commencing studies in 2020.  Scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Environment, Government, Information Technology, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Science and Social Work.

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Flinders International Research Scholarship (FIRPS)

The Flinders International Research Scholarship (FIPRS) is a scholarship specifically intended to support international students that covers international tuition fees and also provides a stipend.

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The University of Adelaide

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 13 different scholarship programs open to international students studying in Adelaide.

Global Citizens Scholarship

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

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Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are highly competitive awards that reward commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous studies. 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.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer.

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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.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer.

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Family Scholarship

Family members of current or graduated students of can access a 25% tuition fee reduction.  Simply provide an English-translated birth certificate that shows your relationship and receive a 25% tuition fee reduction. Study fulltime and complete your degree within the minimum timeframe, you’ll 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 The University of Adelaide. Graduates automatically receive the 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.  Scholarships are 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.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer.

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The University of Adelaide College International Scholarship

The 2019 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 up to 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 25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study into their chosen program, up to a maximum of two semesters or eight courses.  Students will be automatically be assessed when applying for an eligible undergraduate (Bachelor) or postgraduate (Masters by Coursework) program offered at UniSA.

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Sponsored students

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 Research Student Scholarships

There are a wide range of scholarships available to international research degree current students and new applicants.

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Torrens University Australia

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

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, South America and Africa and apply for Carnegie Mellon University Australia master programs in August 2020.

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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