Student Support and Scholarships

We believe that a University of Adelaide education should be accessible. That is why we have made a commitment to provide scholarships and grants to students who experience financial or personal hardship.

For many students, a scholarship is the only way they will be able to take on their tertiary education. A grant offered during periods of unexpected financial difficulty ensures these student can continue their studies in their time of need. 

Support students in crisis

Unexpected events that cause significant financial difficulty, such as personal hardship (e.g. illness or injury), a major life event (e.g. death of a loved one or loss of employment), or unprecedented emergency disaster (e.g. bushfires, droughts and global pandemics) are experienced by many of our students. 

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Augustus Short Scholarships

Created to support high-performing students who are facing financial hardship, these scholarships are one of the most influential ways you can support our students. In 2020, there were 84 Augustus Short Scholarship applications but only three could be awarded.

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Children's University

Children's University supports children from our most vulnerable communities by encouraging children and young teenagers to see their futures as bright, promising and exciting. Children's University offers educational experiences, helping children discover new talents, and recognising their achievements with formal graduation ceremonies.

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Support students with a disability

Established by alumni Alastair McEwin AM, and his husband Professor Michael Kidd AM, the Alastair McEwin Scholarship supports undergraduate or postgraduate coursework students who have a disability.

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Dean of Law's Fund

The Dean of Law's Fund supports students who are studying law at the University of Adelaide, and who are experiencing financial difficulties which impact their studies. Your gift will directly provide assistance to students who urgently need short-term help with education or living expenses.

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Scholarship of your choice

A named or endowed scholarship can be established with a gift of $105,000, while a spend-down named scholarship can be established with a gift starting from $5,000 per annum.

For a discussion about how you can support students and researchers with scholarships, please contact our Development Team on +61 8 8313 5800 or development@adelaide.edu.au.