General Information

Value of Grants

The value of a University of South Australia Study Grant is $2,000 a year (based on a full-time load) for each year of a student's program up to the maximum duration*.

Duration of Grants

The maximum duration for which students may receive a University of South Australia Study Grant is 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent, or the length of the full-time program, whichever is the shorter, excluding any periods of leave.

Payments

The grant is paid twice a year (two instalments of $1,000 based on fulltime load) by bank transfer to the grant holder, and is subject to the student satisfying ongoing eligibility requirements for each relevant study period.

Two payments per year:

  • by May each year, following the census date for Study Period 2 (31 March), and subsequent processing of eligibility; and
  • by October each year, following the census date for Study Period 5 (31 August), and subsequent processing of eligibility.

Payment follows the UniSA Academic Calendar.

Please note that the maximum payment for each half yearly grant is $1,000 (based on a full-time load). Additional load from previous periods (half years) will not be carried forward. Load is calculated after the nominated study period census dates and will determine payment amounts for each period (half year). Study Period 7 (Summer Term) enrolment/s will not be included as study load.

Payments are calculated according to study load each grant period (half year):

NOTE: A part-time study load is anything less than 75% of a normal full-time study load.

  • Full time students will receive $1000 per grant period.
  • Part time students will receive $500 per grant period.
  • Part time students with 50% study load (minimum 9 units of study) and with exceptional circumstances (for example, students with a disability or significant carer responsibilities) will receive $1000 per grant period.
  • Part time students with less than 50% study load and with exceptional circumstances (for example, students with a disability or significant carer responsibilities) will receive $500 per grant period.

 Leave

The grant holder may take periods of leave in accordance with University's Enrolment Policy (A48). Grant payments will be deferred for such periods of leave.

Termination

The grant holder's University of South Australia Study Grant will be terminated:

  • if the grant holder ceases to meet all eligibility requirements and/or ongoing eligibility requirements, other than during a period in which the grant holder is on approved leave; or
  • once the full value of the grant has been paid in respect of the final year of a UniSA Study Grant
  • if the grant holder has completed the requirements of a program of study equivalent to an Australian bachelor's or higher level award; or
  • if the grant holder does not resume study at the conclusion of a period of leave; or
  • if the grant holder's enrolment is cancelled for any reason; or
  • if the grant holder is found to have given false or misleading information relating to their eligibility (this is considered a serious offence under the Criminal Code).

Confidentiality

All information provided by applicants will be treated as confidential, according to University Policy A.46,Confidentiality of Students' Personal Information. Your personal information can only be released in special circumstances, where the law requires, or where you give permission.

Application information for unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed 60 days after the scholarships are awarded for the year.

Grievance procedures

Grievances will be resolved in accordance with University policy C17.2, Policy and Procedures for the Resolution of Student Grievances, and must be made within twenty (20) working days of receiving notification of the outcome of the selection process.