University of Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) 2019/2020 for graduate study in Australia (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: August 31st 2019

The University of Adelaide offers a number of Adelaide Scholarships International to outstanding international graduates from any country to commence their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research.  Awards are available in all Discipline areas.


  • Applicants must be international students who are acceptable to commence a Masters or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Adelaide. 
    • Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.
    • Applicants who have applied for Australian permanent residency status, but have not yet received an outcome, can apply.
    • Successful recipients are required to apply and enrol in their intended program of study at The University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ to retain their scholarship.
  • Applicants with a qualification in progress will not be eligible for consideration until the qualification has been satisfactorily completed (and acceptable evidence provided) or evidence of withdrawal has been provided.
  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting the University of Adelaide’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the application deadline.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of a First Class Australian Honours degree. (In Australia an Honours degree is generally a one year qualification taken after an undergraduate degree and involves further study in a particular discipline area. In some areas, Honours is available as part of the final year of a four year undergraduate degree. It is recognised as a prestigious qualification that further develops research, writing and organisational skills. It also demonstrates an ability to undertake high-level study.  Achievement of a First Class Honours degree indicates that the recipient performed at the highest academic level and indicates that they have had an introduction to independent research.)
  • International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
  • Successful recipients must commence study at the University of Adelaide in the semester the scholarship is offered. It is not possible to defer the award.
  • International applicants are not eligible if they have already commenced the degree for which they are seeking an award.
  • The offer of a scholarship is contingent upon a student not being offered another award by the Commonwealth of Australia, the University of Adelaide, or an overseas sponsor. The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a scholarship at any time prior to enrolment if it is advised that an awardee has been offered a scholarship equal to or in excess of the financial value of the award offered by the University.
  • NOTE: If an applicant has previously been awarded an international higher degree by research scholarship by the University of Adelaide, and failed to successfully complete the corresponding academic program, that applicant will not be reconsidered for any future international higher degree by research scholarships.


  • Fee Waiver: Provides a 100% Tuition Fee Waiver which covers the cost of tuition fees as a higher degree by research student of the University of Adelaide for up to 2 years for a Research Master degree, and up to 3 years (with a possible 6 month extension) for a Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Stipend: Provides a living allowance of AUD$27,596 (2019 rate, indexed annually) per annum for up to 2 years for a Research Master degree, and up to 3 years (with a possible 6 month extension) for a Doctor of Philosophy. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. 
  • Allowances: Provides financial support for an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy, plus relocation and publication expenses.
  • Further details of terms and benefits can be found in the Conditions of Award.

Adelaide Graduate Centre Tel (08) 8313 5882 or email [email protected]

Application for ‘Admission and a Scholarship’ must be submitted using the Online Application Form.

Closing dates:
Round 1, 2020: Applications close 31 August 2019.

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application in early November 2019.
  • Recipients must commence their research program between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020.
  • Applicants are expected to commence studies as soon as possible in the approved semester.
  • It is not possible to defer the award.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) 2019/2020


  1. we thank you so much for the scholarship opportunities especially for African students, but me now I’m very suffered with a mistake that I am not responsible. When you invite people to apply, you consider those who have around 75% and it is good but me I have 68,32% the average of 3 years I studied at University not because I am stupid but because I studied in bad conditions for example war around all the period I was yet at school. Now I am not happy because I don’t see how I can get this chance to apply for masters with 68,32%. I am worrying today because I’m obliged to stop my studies not because I am stupid or I hate school but because none is thinking about me. Today I am suffering the consequences of the War, I’m living in refugee camp and I’m doing nothing which means that I am burying my future in the big whole. I am addressing my sorrow to you as you are reading this comment just to acknowledge you that many refugees around the world want to pursue their studies especially postgraduates but due to some conditions or criteria we are not eligible to apply. As young man as I am, I invite all the people in charge of postgraduate scholarships, to think about us because a refugee is a real man.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.