Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications open
9am, Monday 16 September 2019 (Revised)
Applications close
5pm, Friday 24 January 2020
Payment per year
100% Tuition Fee Waiver + Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF) Scholarship + $2,500 once-off payment
Up to 10 years (allowing for part time study)
All single programs with a 3-4 year duration (excludes Medicine/Surgery, Dentistry and Veterinary Bioscience programs as well as Double, Combined and Concurrent Degrees)
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The University of Adelaide was founded with a noble goal: to prepare, for South Australia, young leaders shaped by education rather than by birth or wealth. We have a strong commitment to creating an educational experience for all students that is high-quality and distinctive, one that is without borders. The Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Undergraduate Scholarships have been established in recognition of the financial hardships that are faced by students from a refugee background and will support these students to fulfil their aspiration of studying at the University of Adelaide.

The Adelaide Refugee and Humanitarian Undergraduate Scholarships provide a 100% tuition fee & Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF) Scholarship for students commencing undergraduate programs in Semester 1, 2020 who have not previously undertaken any University study in Australia.

To be eligible to be considered for the Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must:

•    gain admission to an undergraduate Bachelor's level program of study commencing in Semester 1, 2020 (i.e. hold a Letter of Offer, and meet any academic and English language proficiency conditions outlined in that Letter of Offer); and
•    be holders of a Bridging Visa E (BVE) or Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV); and
•    be able to provide evidence of their financial capacity to support themselves through study.

If required, applicants will be ranked by academic achievement and preference will be given to South Australian residents.

In addition to the tuition fee & Student Services & Amenities Fee Scholarship, Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will also receive a once-off payment of $2,500 in April of the first year of their program. The Scholarship must be taken up in the year in which it is offered; acceptance of the Scholarship offer cannot be deferred. If a student declines the Scholarship offer, the Scholarship will be offered to the next eligible student.

Applicants may only apply for this Scholarship once they have received a Letter of Offer from the University of Adelaide, and have met any academic and English language proficiency conditions outlined in that Letter of Offer.

Applicants who have not met all conditions outlined in their Letter of Offer before the Scholarship Application closing date will not be considered for the Scholarship. Applicants who need to undertake an IELTS or other English language test accepted by the University are encouraged to book into a test at the earliest opportunity.

For further information about meeting the university's English language requirements, please visit

Important Information
A step-by-step How to Apply (pdf file) guide and Frequently Asked Questions (pdf file) is available. Further information regarding entry requirements for the University of Adelaide can be found on Degree Finder or in the 2020 International Undergraduate Prospectus.