How to study in Australia for free: Your Guideline

Pro-tips on how to study in Australia for Free  Imagine being able to study in Australia without worrying about the financial burden. It may seem impossible, but with the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck, you can achieve this dream and study in Australia for free. Don't let the fear of expenses hold you back from pursuing your education. With determination and hard work, you can make your dreams a reality.  So yes, It is possible to study in Australia without spending a single penny, provided you have the right qualifications, guidelines and a bit of luck. Let me explain it to you in detail. In Australia, most universities don't charge international students any application fees, particularly postgraduate research students. You can find a list of 16 universities in Australia that don't require application fees. This is a great opportunity for international students with good academic records to apply to multiple universities, increasing their ch

University President's Scholarships (UPS)-multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions

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University President's Scholarships (UPS), University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is offering fully funded MSc and PhD scholarships for eligible international students through the University President's Scholarships (UPS) program for 2023. These scholarships are open to students interested in pursuing research degrees at the University of South Australia. 

The UPS program is fully funded by the University and/or its partners and is awarded based on academic merit and research potential. Successful applicants will receive a stipend for living expenses and tuition fees for the duration of the degree program, up to 2 years for Masters and 3 years for PhD. The scholarships are aligned with specific research projects available throughout the year, and applicants must apply for a chosen project. Please see the list of available projects at the end of this post.

(Also check  this Monash University Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend scholarships 2024, Multiple fully funded MSc/PhD positions for international students)

UPS Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover
  • Scholarship stipend value: $28,854 per annum (2023 rate)
  • Health insurance: Overseas student health cover(OSHC), plus dependents
  • Degree Program: MSc/ PhD
  • Available in:   In all faculties via specific projects
  • Number of awards: Multiple positions
  • Location: University of South Australia
  • Citizen type: International students
  • Award Duration: up to 3 years for PhD, 2 for Masters
  • Application Deadlines:  Open all year round/project-specific

Applications for research degree programs(MSc/Ph.D.) are accepted all year, and the scholarship deadlines are project-specific.

Eligibility Criteria for UPS Scholarships

The scholarships are aligned with specific research projects.
Applicants for all projects are competitively assessed and selected on information provided in the application and any interviews that may occur. 

Browse through the list of projects here. This list is updated all year round.

International students must meet UniSA minimum English language requirements to be eligible for entry into a research degree.

How to apply for UPS scholarships

Applications for UPS  scholarships are made online via a project that has an assigned scholarship
From this point of view, the first step would be to browse through: 
  1. The list of projects, and find a project of interest, with other details on principal supervisors etc...
  2. Check to see that you meet the minimum eligibility criteria for a degree program at UniSA before you proceed with the application process

Further Information

For any inquiry about undertaking a research degree at the University of South Australia, interested applicants can contact the Research Degree Admissions team via

Research Degree Admissions
For further details on the scholarship visit UniSA's University-wide scholarships for international applicants. Find a Project and apply

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