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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). If you meet the eligibility criteria you will be invited to apply for the scholarship by completing a scholarship application form.

Scholarship criteria

  • Be a prospective international student
  • Be eligible to study in Australia
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary
  • Have achieved the UniSA equivalent of a high distinction average in previous studies
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the program applied into
  • Meet normal program admission requirements for the program applied into

Scholarship conditions

  • Successful applicants will become a UniSA International Student Ambassador
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 (or equivalent) in order to receive the scholarship payments
  • Scholarship payments can be received for up to a maximum of four years
  • If awardee's overall Grade Point Average falls below a 5.0, the 50% reduction will not be applied to the next invoice. If the awardee's Grade Point Average returns to 5.0 or more, the 50% reduction will recommence and will be applied to the next invoice
  • Scholarship payments (50% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution (tuition fee) invoice at the commencement of the relevant study period
  • As a recipient of the scholarship, I am not entitled to receive any credit/RPL/Advanced Standing (whether at the the time of offer or subsequently)
  • The scholarship cannot be deferred

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships are not available to:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • Sponsored students (foreign government or Australian government)
  • Higher Degree by Research applicants
  • Current UniSA students
  • Unsuccessful applicants of the Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship will automatically be considered for the International Merit Scholarship.

How to apply

  1.  Find the best program for you 
  2. Check entry requirements. Confirm you meet all entry requirements (English, academic and program specific requirements) for your program.
  3. Make sure your program is eligible for these scholarships. See the list of eligible programs below.
  4. Apply for your program and include your completed scholarship application form with your supporting documents. Once you have submitted an application for an eligible program you will automatically be assessed and we will advise you if you're successful. If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship and have submitted the scholarship application form, you will be advised of the scholarship outcome along with your academic program assessment. (Students who are eligible for the scholarship but did not provide the completed form with their UniSA application, will still be invited to apply).

Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship Application form

Eligible programs