Equity Scholarships applications are currently closed. Applications for 2022 will open on 4 January 2022.

Equity Scholarships are for undergraduate students who can provide proof of financial need.

SATAC processes Equity Scholarships on behalf of the University of South Australia.

Eligibility requirements

You can apply for an Equity Scholarship through SATAC if you:

  • are an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa


  • you have an offer to begin study at the University of South Australia, or
  • you are continuing your studies at the University of South Australia and started your course in the previous year


  • you will be enrolling in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

Full-fee-paying students and international students are not eligible to apply.

Supporting information

You will need to provide supporting information with your Equity Scholarships application.

Current SATAC applicants

Current SATAC applicants will need to provide their application reference number.

Current University of South Australia students

Current UniSA students will need to provide their student number and course details.

Proof of financial disadvantage

If you receive a Commonwealth means-tested income support payment you will need:

  • your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN)


  • your Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) file number

If you do not receive a Commonwealth means-tested support payment you will need to supply an income statement for each person in your household for the last two financial years.

Rural/regional ranking

For consideration for rural or regional ranking, you will need:

  • your permanent residence postcode
  • to state that you moved for study
  • to provide the names and postcodes of the schools you attended for the last two years of your secondary schooling.

Key dates

Date Event
4 January 2022 Applications open for 2022 Equity Scholarships.
18 March 2022 Applications close for 2022 Equity Scholarship.
28 March 2022 Deadline to submit supporting documents. Documents must be received at SATAC by 5.00 pm.
31 March 2022 Census date.
Mid-April 2022 Applicants are advised of the outcome of their application.

Applying for other types of scholarship

SATAC's participating institutions offer a range of scholarships and grants to help students. Contact the institution for more information about the scholarships on offer.

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