Institution Equity Scholarships (IES) are university funded and targeted to undergraduate students who can provide proof of financial need.

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

Applications are currently closed. Information about 2020 scholarships will be available in December 2019.

Who can apply?

You can apply for an IES through SATAC if you:

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


  • you have been made an offer to commence study at the University of South Australia, or
  • you will be continuing a course of study at the University of South Australia that you commenced in the year prior, and
  • you will be enrolling in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). 

Full-fee paying and international students are not eligible to apply for Equity Scholarships through SATAC.

What information do I need to apply?

The type of information you will need to supply to SATAC will depend on your applicant status.

Current SATAC applicants

If you applied through SATAC for a place at the University of South Australia you will be asked for your SATAC undergraduate reference number.

Current University of South Australia students

If you are currently studying at the University of South Australia and you intend to continue your studies, you will be asked for your current student number and details of the course you are studying.

Proof of financial disadvantage

If you have a Commonwealth means-tested income support payment you will be asked for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or your Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) file number.

If you are not in receipt of 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

If you wish to be considered for a rural/regional ranking you will need to supply your permanent residence postcode and indicate that you moved for study by providing the names and postcodes of the schools attended for the last two years of your secondary schooling.

Key dates

Date Event
Thursday 4 July 2019 Equity Scholarships applications open for midyear 2019
Thursday 8 August 2019 Closing date for midyear 2019 Equity Scholarships applications
Monday 19 August 2019 Requested documentation for assessment of your application must be received at SATAC by 5pm
Monday 19 August 2019 Online applicant services close
Saturday 31 August 2019 Census date

What other scholarships are available?

SATAC's participating institutions provide a range of scholarships and grants to assist students financially. Contact the institutions directly for more information about the scholarships on offer.

Frequently asked questions

SATAC has answered a range of frequently asked questions about Equity Scholarships applications. Please read the FAQs before you start an Equity Scholarships application.

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