Subsidies and Scholarships

If you are applying for a higher education course it is important to understand how much your study might cost, as well as the types of financial assistance that may be available to you.

The information in these pages is a starting point for exploring the range of scholarships offered by SATAC's participating institutions and the Commonwealth Government, and for understanding how tertiary places are funded and how this affects you.

You can find information on the fees associated with studying individual courses on the respective institutions' websites.

Institution Equity Scholarships

Institution Equity Scholarships (IES) are university funded and targeted to undergraduate students who can provide proof of financial need. The University of South Australia will offer mid year Institution Equity Scholarships with a centralised application through SATAC.

For information on IES and who can apply, see our Equity Scholarships page.

Important note

The information contained in these pages is subject to change due to government reform. SATAC makes every effort to ensure that the information presented here is as accurate as possible, but you are encouraged to check for new information at studyassist.gov.au or contact the Student Enquiry Line on 1800 020 108.

Scholarships and grants

Many of SATAC's participating institutions provide a range of scholarships and grants to assist students financially.

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Funding of higher education places

The Australian Government contributes part of the cost of higher education for Commonwealth supported students.

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Financial assistance for students

Information on Australian Government Department of Human Services financial assistance for eligible students.

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