Institutional scholarships

The universities and TAFE SA provide a range of scholarships and grants to new and continuing students. You can find more information and scholarship application assistance via their websites or by contacting the relevant scholarships office.

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University has a number of scholarships available each year for undergraduate, postgraduate, international and Indigenous students, supported and donated by community organisations, businesses, government and individual sponsors. For more information visit

Flinders University

Flinders University offers a wide range of scholarships to new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students. Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of academic merit or demonstrated financial need. For more information visit

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide provides a range of scholarships for students from a wide range of backgrounds. Scholarships are also available to assist undergraduate students who are in financial need, including rural and Indigenous students. A number of privately sponsored scholarships are also available to both commencing and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students. For more information visit

University of South Australia

The University of South Australia provides a range of scholarships to high achieving students as well as students in financial need. Scholarships relevant to each of the University’s academic Divisions are also available to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. For more information visit


TAFE SA provides a range of scholarships and grants to eligible students to help with the costs of study. For more information visit

Commonwealth government scholarships

Student Start-up Scholarship

The Student start-up Scholarship is paid twice yearly to eligible Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance Centrelink customers studying full-time in an approved scholarship course to help with the upfront costs of higher education study.

The Scholarship is paid automatically to eligible students and each payment is $1,025.

Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship is paid to eligible Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance Centrelink customers to help with the costs of living away from home to study.

The amount of the Relocation Scholarship varies depending on the area classification of the family home and the year of study being undertaken.  

For more information and details of the eligibility requirements for Commonwealth scholarships, visit

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