Commonwealth government support
Student Start-Up Loan
If you are studying full-time at university and you are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you might be eligible for the Student Start-Up Loan. Some study requirements apply.
The Student Start-up Loan is a tax-free, voluntary loan available to eligible full-time students. It is not paid automatically, you have to apply for it. You have to repay the loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when your income exceeds the minimum repayment threshold, as you would with Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debts. In 2020, the Student Start-up Loan was worth $1,094 for every 6 months of eligible study.
Further information about the Student Start-Up Loan is available from Services Australia.
The Relocation Scholarship is a once a year payment for eligible students receiving ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance to help with the costs of living away from home to study.
The payment rate of the Relocation Scholarship depends on your circumstances.
For further information about the Relocation Scholarship is available from Services Australia.
Institution scholarships and grants
Many of SATAC's participating institutions provide a range of scholarships and grants to assist students financially. Further information is available from their respective websites.
TAFE SA provides a range of scholarships and grants to eligible students to help with the costs of study.
Charles Darwin University
CDU has a number of scholarships available each year for undergraduate, postgraduate, international and Indigenous students. These scholarships are supported and donated by community organisations, businesses, government and individual sponsors.
Flinders University offers a 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.
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.
University of South Australia
The University has a range of scholarships to help fund the costs of tertiary education for high achievers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students from rural areas, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
CQUniversity is dedicated to supporting you throughout your tertiary study. Our scholarships and financial assistance program provides financial and non-financial assistance as your complete your studies with us. We strongly encourage students to apply for scholarships or to take advantage of our student loan and budgeting tools to help you manage the cost of going to university.
Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia provides a range of merit-based scholarships to facilitate broad access to its courses for new students.