About the scholarship
The University of Adelaide offers a scholarship program for commencing international students undertaking undergraduate study. Scholarships in this program have the following conditions:
- Available for commencing international undergraduate students only;
- Open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand);
- Provides a waiver of 25% of the annual tuition fee for each year of the program for the full duration of the program, up to a maximum of four years;
- Up to 40 scholarships available each year;
- Available for study in any discipline except Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Oral Health and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
- Open to eligible applicants completing Foundation Studies or secondary studies overseas or in Australia, or those transferring into the later years of an undergraduate degree with advanced standing
The selection process for the Adelaide International Undergraduate Scholarships is competitive, with academic achievement forming the main basis for scholarship selection. As a general guide, the University of Adelaide will consider applicants who have achieved an academic level which is the equivalent of a GPA of 6/7 (85%) for a scholarship.
As the aim of the scholarship program is to attract excellent applicants from a wide range of countries, factors such as country of citizenship and program of study may also be taken into consideration in some cases in the scholarship selection process.
Scholarships are only available for commencing international students. Students who have already commenced their studies at the University of Adelaide are ineligible to apply.
Scholarships are available for study in any discipline except Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Oral Health and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience).
Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and in certain cases country of citizenship and program of study may also be taken into consideration. Applicants must have received an offer of admission from the University before lodging their scholarship application. Applicants with a conditional offer may still apply, but will need to accept and meet the conditions of their offer within a stated timeframe before a scholarship can be confirmed.
The University reserves the right to vary the awards, or not to offer scholarships if applicants have not achieved the level of academic achievement to merit the awards.
Up to 40 scholarships will be available and scholarships will be offered on a rolling basis until all scholarships have been awarded.
Candidates who have applied for, or will apply for Australian permanent resident status are ineligible to apply.
Scholarships holders must commence study in the University of Adelaide in the year for which the scholarship was offered.
Scholarship holders are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as "international students" and must maintain "international student" status for the duration of their enrolment in the University. The scholarship will be terminated if a student changes residency status.
Scholarship holders are expected to enrol in a full time load. A scholarship holder who is considering reducing his or her enrolment load must first consult with staff in the International Student Centre. As required by the Australian Government under the ESOS National Code of Practice 2007, international students are expected to complete their programs within the duration specified on their CoE. The University may only extend the duration of study under compassionate or compelling circumstances.
If a scholarship holder enrols in more than the standard load of 72 units for a three-year award or 96 units for a four-year award, or in courses that increase the tuition fee beyond what is indicated in the scholarship offer letter, or enrols in courses in another institution he or she will be responsible for the payment of the additional tuition fees.
Scholarships are available for 72 units of study for a three-year award or 96 units of study for a four- year award, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
Students who complete a 72 unit three year degree may apply for the scholarship to be extended for an additional Honours year, but extension of the scholarship for the fourth year is subject to the decision of the relevant faculty.
If a student faces exceptional circumstances requiring him or her to return home they may apply for a one year deferment of enrolment without loss of scholarship, provided this is approved under the student visa requirements.
If a student enrols in more than the standard 24 unit load per year, or in any way accrues additional tuition fee liabilities, the additional tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.
If a student enrols in courses in another institution, including cross-institutional study, those tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.
If a student is required to repeat a course the student is liable to pay for the tuition fees for the repeated course.
The scholarships provide a waiver of 25% of the tuition fee for the duration indicated in the scholarship award letter for study at the University of Adelaide, (subject to the variations indicated in item 6 above). The scholarships do not cover the costs of visas, Overseas Student Health Cover, travel, accommodation, living expenses, books and study materials or any other expenses associated with living in Adelaide or study at the University of Adelaide.
Applicants may apply online for a scholarship at any time
Applicants must have received an offer of admission from the University before lodging their scholarship application (applicants with a conditional offer may apply, but will need to accept and meet the conditions of their offer before a scholarship can be confirmed)
Scholarship selection is based on academic merit (in certain cases country of citizenship and program of study may also be taken into consideration when awarding scholarships)
Applications will be considered and scholarships offered on a rolling basis until all scholarships have been awarded
Successful applicants will be notified within 4 to 6 weeks of lodging the scholarship application; unsuccessful applicants will NOT be contacted.
Last day to Apply for a Scholarship
- For students commencing in Semester 1 (February) 2017 - 20 January 2017
- For students commencing in Semester 2 (July) 2017- 23 June 2017
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