The University of Adelaide Principals' Scholarships

Applications open
9am, Monday 12 September 2022
Applications close
4pm, Friday 25 November 2022
Payment per year
1 year
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Type of Scholarship
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The University will invite School Principals from South Australian, Northern Territory, Broken Hill and non-metropolitan Victorian Schools to nominate candidates for the Principals’ Scholarships. These Scholarships are available to University of Adelaide students of high academic merit, who have also made a significant contribution to their school and to the wider community. The scholarships will provide an allowance of $5,000 to assist with education/living costs for the first year of the student’s study at the University of Adelaide.

To be eligible for nomination students must:

  • be Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • qualify for their Year 12 certificate at a nominated School in 2022
  • have applied through SATAC for admission to a Commonwealth Supported Place in an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program at the University of Adelaide in 2023 and be eligible to receive an offer of a place in that program
  • be commencing post-secondary studies for the first time in 2023
  • obtain an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 or greater, after the addition of the University Equity adjustment factors (if applicable).

School Principals will be invited to nominate up to two candidates for the Principals' Scholarships at the University of Adelaide, having regard to the eligibility criteria outlined above. In making their nominations, Principals will take into account candidates’ academic potential as well as their contribution to school life and to the wider community. Nominations must be received no later than 4pm, 25 November 2022. Late nominations will not be accepted.

One Principals’ Scholarship will be available for each school in South Australia, Northern Territory, Broken Hill and non-metropolitan Victoria, which has candidates completing their Year 12 studies at that school in 2022. In the event that the candidates nominated from an individual school are ineligible to receive an offer of a place, fail to obtain a ATAR of 80 or greater, or do not enrol in 2023, the University reserves the right not to award a Principals' Scholarship for that school. The offer of a scholarship may not be deferred. However, if the University considers that there are exceptional circumstances that prevent the first eligible candidate from enrolling in 2023 then the University may permit the candidate to defer their scholarship for no more than one year. If approval is given to an eligible candidate to defer their scholarship then no additional award will be made to that school in 2024.

The award of a Scholarship is subject to the student’s admission to an undergraduate Bachelor’s program and confirmation of full time enrolment at each of the census dates. The Scholarship will be payable in two equal instalments of $2,500 subject to confirmation of continuing eligibility at each of the census dates and satisfactory academic progress in their studies. Students must obtain a Grade Point Average of at least 4.0 at the end of first semester in order to receive the second scholarship instalment.