Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications open
9am, Tuesday 3 October 2023
Applications close
5pm, Thursday 25 January 2024
Payment per year
100% Tuition Fee Waiver + Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF) Scholarship + $2,500 one-off payment
Up to 10 years (allowing for part time study)
All single programs with a 3-4 year duration (excludes Medical Studies, Dentistry, Oral Health, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Veterinary Bioscience programs as well as Double, Combined and Concurrent Degrees)
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Available In
All Faculties
Available To
Commencing Students

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, 2024 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, 2024 (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.

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 2024 International Undergraduate Prospectus.