The University of South Australia is proud to be partnered with the Australian Government to help provide students with a valuable opportunity to learn. Each new group of Australia Awards students adds diversity to our campuses and helps foster new and stronger relationships between Australia and our neighbours. As an awardee you will gain an amazing study experience, as well as the chance to build relationships and networks that will last a lifetime.

Areas of study

Explore our career and study areas. You can 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

Contacts and Scholarship opening and closing dates

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


Australia Awards scholarship recipients are required to attend the pre-departure briefing organised by your in-country office. We also provide 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 university offer letter will include the date for this program which will coincide with your requested intake.

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, 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

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Safirotu Khoir, Indonesia

It is very important for PhD students to get good support from a supervisor. I have an excellent supervisor who encourages me to improve my capability in conducting research, is available for regular meetings, has good communication, is resourceful, friendly, motivating and makes sure that I am on the right track.

Bridget Damjor, Nigeria

What I enjoy most about studying at the University of South Australia is the readily available learning resources and the practical experience. The teaching staff believe in the abilities of their students and always assist and support towards building a person not just to perform excellently in your studies but also to able to contribute positively to society.