Claim for thesis allowance (scholarship holders only)

A thesis allowance is payable to assist with costs associated with the presentation of a thesis.

Students in receipt of:

  • Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship
  • University of South Australia Research Awards, or
  • Other Postgraduate Scholarships (please check with your Academic Unit research administration in the first instance).

Completion Scholarship and President's Scholarship (UPS) recipients are ineligible to claim.

All scholarship holders with an offer date of 7th March 2022 onwards are eligible for the thesis allowance, with the exclusion of students awarded an International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS).

After submission of your thesis for examination, you will need to lodge a claim with Research Examinations within 6 months of the final thesis submission and within 24 months of termination or expiry of your scholarship.

The thesis allowance covers a maximum of four soft cover bound and three hard cover bound copies up to $420 for a Master of Research thesis and $840 for a doctoral thesis.

Claims for hard-bound copies are only accepted for the final thesis submission.

For details about presentation of the thesis, please refer to Guideline AB-58 AD7: Presentation of the Research Degree Thesis, or Exegesis (consolidated).

Complete and submit the form: Claim for thesis allowance (PDF 69KB)

With your claim please attach original receipts from the person who provided the services showing the amount incurred by the award holder, the date on which the receipt was issued and the service for which the claim is being made. If you are claiming for soft and hard copies at the same time ensure your receipt is itemised for each binding type.

Scanned copies of receipts can also be provided but will need to be accompanied by proof of payment with a copy of a bank statement.

Submit the form and all receipts to Research Examinations (see form for submission details).

Thesis allowance is not assessable income for taxation purposes.