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International Scholarships

At UniSC, we offer a range of scholarship opportunities to our international students.

In addition to the scholarships listed below, international students should also check with their home institution and government to find out if other scholarship options are available to them.

In 2024, UniSC offers some exciting scholarships to its commencing international students.

There is no separate scholarship application for the following scholarships - Your offer will automatically include the scholarship you are eligible for.

International Student Scholarship

The International Student Scholarship is a 15% tuition fee reduction offered to commencing international students in 2024.

English Excellence Scholarship

The English Excellence Scholarship is a 20% tuition fee reduction that is awarded to commencing international students in 2024 who have achieved higher than required results in a recognised English language proficiency test. Refer to the table in the terms and conditions to determine if you are eligible.


Terms and Conditions

  • The International Student Scholarship and the English Excellence Scholarship apply to the officially scheduled and published tuition fees for the relevant program and study period.

  • The International Student Scholarship and the English Excellence Scholarship are available to international students commencing in 2024. They cannot be deferred past a 2024 intake.

  • The International Student Scholarship and the English Excellence Scholarship are valid for the duration of the program/s for which an offer was made.

  • To be eligible for the English Excellence Scholarship, students must achieve minimum specified results in one of three recognised English proficiency tests: IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, or PTE. The English Excellence Scholarship is not available to students enrolling in a UniSC English language program.

  • Neither the International Student Scholarship nor the English Excellence Scholarship can be used in conjunction with other UniSC international scholarships or tuition fee reductions (eg partner discount).

  • To remain eligible for the International Student Scholarship or the English Excellence Scholarship, students must continue to be classed as international students.

There are other scholarships available from within UniSC, as well as from external providers. Individual Schools may also offer prizes and awards to high achieving students.

Some scholarship opportunities are highlighted below:

Destination Australia Scholarship

The Destination Australia Scholarships program aims to attract and support students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience.

There are two (2) Destination Australia Scholarships for international students in 2024. Applicants must be commencing full-time study in an eligible program in 2024 at either the UniSC Fraser Coast or UniSC Gympie campus.

UniSC Asylum Seeker Scholarships

UniSC supports four (4) asylum seeking undergraduate and postgraduate students on temporary visas in financial need. The UniSC Asylum Seeker Scholarship assists with tuition fees and the cost of living.

U3A Merit-based Equity Bursary

The U3A Merit-based Equity Bursary will support one (1) merit-based equity bursary for an undergraduate international student in second year and above who shows a commitment to community involvement.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about Australia Awards at UniSC.

Northcote Graduate Scholarship

The Northcote Graduate Scholarship scheme is administered by the Britain-Australia Society on behalf of the Northcote Trust. Scholarships are to enable students normally resident in the United Kingdom to undertake a higher degree at an Australian University. There are no limitations to the field of study, however preference is given to applications where there is a clear reason for study to be undertaken in Australia. Read more about the Northcote Graduate Scholarship.

Some of these scholarships, prizes and awards may be available to citizens or permanent residents from select countries only. Review the scholarship offering to determine if you are eligible.