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High Performance Student Athlete program

Succeed in sport and study

At UniSC, we see opportunity everywhere. If you are an elite athlete, we see it in you. Now is the time to extend yourself, gain a degree, broaden your mind and secure your future.

High Performance Student Athletes (HPSA's) receive the following personalised support and exclusive benefits.

Special entry to degree programs
Exclusive access to world-class facilities
Personal development opportunities
Tailored academic and career support
Scholarships and financial assistance


Applicants must be currently enrolled as a UniSC student in an undergraduate or post graduate program and meet one of the following criteria:

UniSC students who are coaching or refereeing at the above levels are also eligible for this program. For more information on sporting eligibility refer to High Performance Student Athelete eligibility criteria

How to apply

Complete the application form and upload documentary evidence of your competition level by the due date.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 5 working days.

Applicants need to apply for the HPSA program each year.

Applications for Semester 1 2024 close at 5pm, Friday 22nd March 2024.

Important dates - Semester 1 2024

15 January 2024

Early class selection for HPSAs 

8 March 2024

Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes

22 March 2024
Census date

Last day to withdraw from courses or study without financial penalty or a Withdrawn Without Penalty (WN) grade 
More information

Tania Stevenson
Coordinator, High Performance Student Program
Tel: +61 7 5430 1210 or +61 411 399 490
Email: tstevens@usc.edu.au

High Performance Student Athlete News

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Billy Curtis takes 3rd in Ultra Trail Australia 22km Race
31 May 2023

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