The University of South Australia is proud to be partnered with the Australian Government to help provide students with a valuable opportunity to study in Australia.

Each new group of Australia Awards students adds diversity to our campuses and helps foster new and stronger relationships between Australia and our neighbouring countries.

As an Australia Awards scholar you will gain an incredible study experience, while living and working in Australia, as well as the chance to build relationships and networks that will last a lifetime.

Areas of study

Explore the different study areas and degrees available at UniSA, including undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

You can also find out more about the priority study areas for your country via the Australian Government Australia Awards website.

UniSA career and study areas Priority study areas for your country

Participating Countries and Scholarship Dates

You can find out which participating countries are eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships on the DFAT Australia Awards website. Make sure to check this website first!

Each participating country for Australia Awards scholarships has its own in country office and different opening and closing dates.


As an Australia Awards scholarship recipient you are required to attend the pre-departure briefing organised by your in-country office. Your UniSA Student Contact Officer also provides you with pre-departure information which we encourage you to read prior to departure.

Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

All Australia Awards students are required to undertake this compulsory program upon arrival in Australia and prior to commencing their main program of study. UniSA holds the introductory program twice a year and your UniSA Offer Letter will include the dates for this program. The Introductory Academic Program will occur directly before you begin your first component of study at UniSA and will help you become familiar with UniSA facilities and resources.


Hear from past Australia Awards scholars about their experience at the University of South Australia.

Monita Wambrauw
Australia Awards Indonesia
Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

“It’s a university which offers industry networking and innovation in all sectors including academic, research and technology. Senior lecturers and senior staff are so amazing because their experiences enrich my knowledge.”

Vannaphone Phetsapeuth
Australia Awards Laos
Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

“I chose UniSA because there was a focus on real-world practice integrated with theory. Since graduating, I’m more confident in my professional life and I’ve been able to apply my knowledge and experience in sustainable water management to make a significant impact on society.”

Linh (Thi Quang Linh) Tran
Australia Awards Vietnam
Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

“From the first moment I came to Adelaide, I felt like it was my second home city. The festive atmosphere helped me to overcome the loneliness of living apart from my family. UniSA staff are supportive, approachable, and helpful. Always remember that you are not alone in Adelaide and at UniSA..”

Joseph Mseteka
Australia Awards Zambia
Master of Health Services Management

“UniSA is a modern university with great technology. Academic and support staff are well organised. Adelaide city is less congested, affordable and with great places for leisure.”

Vanessa Valentine Corbafo Da Costa
Australia Awards Timor-Leste
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

“What I like about study at the University of South Australia is that it offers courses that are both theoretical and practical as well as the opportunity to do an internship program that is relevant to my study background. Through these learning opportunities I have gained more knowledge and skills.”

Heri Apriyanto
Australia Awards Indonesia
Master of Information Technology (Enterprise Management)

“UniSA’s learning method aligns with industry, combining theory and practice. The teaching staff always encourage students in the class such as providing case studies to develop critical thinking and asking an opinion to build a discussion and improve creativity.”

Current Australia Awards students

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook:

The Scholarship Handbook contains important information regarding your scholarship, including your entitlements and requirements. This handbook is your first point of reference to answer any questions regarding your scholarship.

Share your story with us

Do you have a story you would like to share? As an Australia Awards scholarship recipient or alumni, you already have an incredible story from being selected for this important scholarship. Fill in our testimonial form and we will publish your story.

Here are some examples of other student testimonials. If you have any questions please contact us.

Stay connected after you graduate

Become part of a global network with the UniSA Alumni program, connecting more than 200,000 alumni worldwide. From international chapters to a range of exclusive alumni benefits, find out how to stay in touch well beyond your graduation.

Australia Awards scholars who have completed their studies are also encouraged to join the Australia Global Alumni, a program for those who have received scholarships and fellowships from the Australian Government.

You can also stay in touch through the UniSA Australia Awards Facebook and LinkedIn.