Overview

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). 

Scholarship criteria

  • Be a prospective international student
  • Be eligible to study in Australia
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary
  • Meet normal degree admission requirements for the degree applied into
  • Have achieved the UniSA equivalent of a high distinction average in previous studies
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the degree applied into
  • If you meet the eligibility criteria and have submitted the scholarship application form, you will be advised of the outcome along with your academic degree assessment. If you are eligible but did not provide the completed form, you will still be invited to apply. You can download the form from our website (see link below).

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 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 degree for you 
  2. Check entry requirements. Confirm you meet all entry requirements (English, academic and degree specific requirements) for your degree.
  3. Make sure your degree is eligible for these scholarships. See the list of eligible degrees below.
  4. Apply for your degree and include your completed scholarship application form with your supporting documents. Once you have submitted an application for an eligible degree 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 degree 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 degrees