2019 University of Adelaide Scholarships International for International Students

Deadline: August 31, 2019.

The University of Adelaide offers a number of Adelaide Scholarships International to outstanding international graduates from any country to commence their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research.  Awards are available in all Discipline areas.



  • Applicants must be international students who are acceptable to commence a Masters or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Adelaide.
    • Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.
    • Applicants who have applied for Australian permanent residency status, but have not yet received an outcome, can apply.
    • Successful recipients are required to apply and enrol in their intended program of study at The University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ to retain their scholarship.
  • Applicants with a qualification in progress will not be eligible for consideration until the qualification has been satisfactorily completed (and acceptable evidence provided) or evidence of withdrawal has been provided.
  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting the University of Adelaide’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the application deadline.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of a First Class Australian Honours degree. (In Australia an Honours degree is generally a one year qualification taken after an undergraduate degree and involves further study in a particular discipline area. In some areas, Honours is available as part of the final year of a four year undergraduate degree. It is recognised as a prestigious qualification that further develops research, writing and organisational skills. It also demonstrates an ability to undertake high-level study.  Achievement of a First Class Honours degree indicates that the recipient performed at the highest academic level and indicates that they have had an introduction to independent research.)
  • International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
  • Successful recipients must commence study at the University of Adelaide in the semester the scholarship is offered. It is not possible to defer the award.
  • International applicants are not eligible if they have already commenced the degree for which they are seeking an award.
  • The offer of a scholarship is contingent upon a student not being offered another award by the Commonwealth of Australia, the University of Adelaide, or an overseas sponsor. The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a scholarship at any time prior to enrolment if it is advised that an awardee has been offered a scholarship equal to or in excess of the financial value of the award offered by the University.



These scholarships are wholly funded by the University of Adelaide. The following benefits are provided where applicable:

1. An annual living allowance of AUD$27,596 (tax free, 2019 value) for up to two years for a Research Masters degree, and up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree.

2. Oversea Student Health Cover: For Student Visa (Subclass 500) visa holders the award provides compulsory standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Allianz
Global Assistance policy for the student, their partner and dependents for the standard duration of the student visa.

3. Relocation Allowance: An award holder who relocates to Adelaide to commence their program of study at the University of Adelaide is entitled to receive a relocation allowance to cover incoming travel and removal expenses.

4. Publication Allowance: Award holders are eligible to receive reimbursement for costs related to the production and submission of the thesis (e.g. editing,
printing, binding) and the costs relating to publishing of academic papers or book chapters.



Application for ‘Admission and a Scholarship’ must be submitted using the Online Application Form.




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