Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Scholarship

Applications open
11am, Thursday 18 May 2017
Applications close
Friday, 30 June 2017 (Midnight ACST)
Payment per year
4 years
All 3 and 4 year Bachelor Degree programs commencing in Semester 2, 2017 (excluding Medicine/Surgery, Dental Surgery and Veterinary Bioscience programs as well as Double, Combined and Concurrent Degrees)
Study level
Scholarships available to
All Faculties

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 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 University of Adelaide will award 100% tuition fee scholarships for students commencing undergraduate programs in Semester 2, 2017 who have not previously undertaken any University study in Australia.

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

  • gain admission to an undergraduate Bachelor's level program of study commencing in Semester 2, 2017 (i.e. hold a Letter of Offer, and meet any academic and English language proficiency conditions outlined in that Letter of Offer); and
  • intend to enrol on a full time basis (unless there are special circumstances preventing this, such as disability); and
  • be holders of a Bridging Visa E (BVE) or Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV)

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

In addition to the 100% tuition fee scholarship Adelaide Refugee & Humanitarian Scholarship recipients will also receive $2,500 per annum, paid in two (2) instalments in April and September for the duration of their studies, up to a maximum of four (4) years.

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. 

You may only apply for this scholarship once you 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 guide and Frequently Asked Questions is available. Further information regarding entry requirements for the University of Adelaide can be found on Degree Finder or in the 2017 International Undergraduate Prospectus.