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University of South Australia Scholarship for Student Leadership

General information

The University of South Australia Scholarship for Student Leadership is available for students who are interested in undertaking specified activities with the aim of enhancing the overall student experience at UniSA. Students who are successful will have a unique opportunity to contribute to UniSA's mission to provide an outstanding student experience and develop excellent employability and leadership skills.

Successful recipients will need to show initiative and demonstrate the ability to work autonomously. Engaging in these activities also requires excellent communication skills and a high level of customer service. Previous experience in the planning, promotion and delivery of events and knowledge of club structures is an advantage. The specified activities will be carried out in conjunction with the Student Experience team and Student Experience Support Officers (or equivalent) on their home campus.

Key activities related to this scholarship include:

Value: $7000 for a full year (or equivalent), up to two years. Student will be expected to average 10 hours per week completing student experience tasks during study periods.

Please note that scholarship recipients enrolled full time at the University are likely to receive this scholarship exempt from tax. Part time students are not able to access this tax concession. UniSA cannot advise the tax implications of receiving this scholarship, and successful applicants should seek personal taxation advice. The Australian Taxation Office provides some guidance through a Scholarship Decision Tool. To access their website - click here

For more information about the application process, please contact:
UniSA Scholarships Office
Email: Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au
Tel: 08 8302 1732 or 08 8302 1762

For more information about the specified activities, please contact:
City West: Student Experience 8302 0533
City East: Jessica Sanderson 8302 1331
Mt. Gambier: Student Experience 8302 0533
Whyalla: Student Experience 8302 0533


Students are eligible to apply for a University of South Australia Scholarship for Student Leaders if they meet all the following criteria:

Applicants will be required to provide a cover letter, resume including names and contact details of two referees, and a 500-word response to the question: What is the best way for UniSA to engage students in non-academic activities?

Short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in a group interview.

Successful recipients will be subject to six monthly review based on the active participation in university activities. This review will be completed by the Student Experience team in conjunction with the Student Experience Support Officers.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships will be available for the following campuses. Applicants will only be accepted if one of the following campus is their main campus for study.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions before you apply.

How to Apply

The University of South Australia Scholarship for Student Leadership will be open for online application once a year. Applications can be lodged via my Scholarships in the student portal.

myScholarships can be accessed by:

Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.