Scholarships

Scholarship program for 2021

University Senior College seeks aspirational young women and men with a diversity of interests, abilities, backgrounds and a natural curiosity of the world, to contribute to the depth of their community. The College invites prospective and current students to apply for a range of Scholarships that are available to pursue study in Years 10, 11 and 12 at University Senior College. A scholarship is a tuition fee remission awarded to a student based on either academic achievement and/or show aptitude in a broad range of areas or excellence in a specific field.

Each year, University Senior College offers places to those students who have a demonstrated ability and to those who embody the USC values of excellence, respect and diversity within an overall commitment to contribute to our community. Academic scholarships will be awarded to students who have excelled in ACER tests.

In addition to financial need, special consideration will be given to all or any of the following factors:

  • Social diversity
  • Indigenous or Torres Islander background
  • Currently residing in rural or remote location
  • Ability in demonstrating resilience
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  • Academic Scholarship

    Level 3 ACER - Year 11 entry only (new students).

    Level 2 ACER - Year 10 entry only (new students).

    These scholarships are awarded to students entirely on the excellence of their results in the Scholarship Selection Test (SST) by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).

    Testing takes place in June for current Year 9 and 10 students who are entering into Year 10 and 11 the following year. Results will be distributed to parents in July. Whether a scholarship is offered or not, all students will have the opportunity to proceed to the interview stage to discuss future enrolment.

    Applications for 2021 scholarships are now open. 

    How to apply:

    Fees:  
    Scholarship Application Fee: $95 (paid directly to ACER)
    Enrolment Application Fee: nil

    Dates:
    Applications Close: Wednesday 3 June 2020 11:30pm (CDT)
    Scholarship Test: Saturday 13 June 2020

  • All-Rounder Scholarship

    All-Rounder Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate the ability to significantly contribute to University Senior College in a range of areas. All-Rounder Scholarship applicants are required to submit documentation indicating ability in a minimum of three of the following areas:

    • Academic
    • Public Speaking
    • Performing Arts
    • Leadership
    • Sport
    • Social Justice
    • STEM

    All-Rounder Scholarship for Years 10, 11 or 12 entry in 2021 and are available for new and current students.

    How to apply:

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application Closes

    Round 1 - Friday 19 June 2020
    Round 2 - Friday 23 October 2020

  • Principal's Scholarship

    Principal’s Scholarship for Years 10, 11 or 12 entry in 2021 and are available for new and current students.

    Each year a select number of Principal’s Scholarships are awarded to both current and external students who are entering either: Year 10, Year 11, second semester Year 11 or Year 12. These scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of school reports and references; and scholarship remission will be set at the discretion of the Principal. The applicant’s financial circumstances are able to be taken into consideration.

    How to apply:

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application Closes

    • Round 1 - Friday 21 June 2019
    • Round 2 - Friday 25 October 2019
  • University Senior College Old Scholars' (USCOSA) Scholarships

    University Senior College Old Scholars’ (USCOSA) Scholarship for Year 10, 11 or 12 entry in 2021 and are available for new and current students.

    USCOSA Scholarships are offered each year, to multiple students where possible, commencing from tuition fee remissions of 25%. In exceptional circumstances, the USCOSA committee may provide a full scholarship.

    • Applicants must be enrolled, or eligible for enrolment, at University Senior College.
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate:
      • financial hardship, as evidenced in their supporting letter of application
      • a high level of academic ability, as evidenced in academic transcripts or a clear potential for future high academic performance, and
      • a strong degree of motivation to complete their SACE successfully and continue on to tertiary education, as evidenced in their supporting letter of application.

    Applications from students who have attended public schools are welcomed.

     How to apply:

    The Chairperson
    University Senior College Old Scholars’ Association
    c/o University Senior College
    Gate 12, Kintore Ave
    University of Adelaide SA 5005
    E: 
    uscosa@adelaide.edu.au

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application Closes

    Round 1 - Friday 21 August 2020
    Round 2 - Friday 30 October 2020

  • Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme for Years 10, 11 or 12 2021 entry.

    This initiative of Federal Government policy is designed to provide access to senior education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Applicants are assessed by Wirltu Yarlu in conjunction with a staff member from University Senior College, and are selected on the basis of their:

    • written application
    • student support assessment
    • literacy and numeracy assessment
    • selection interview
    • students wanting to study at CASM must also undertake a musical audition.

    Please refer to the Wirltu Yarlu site for more information.

  • Hardship Scholarship

    Hardship Scholarships for Year 10, 11 or 12 entry are available for new and current students.

    Fee remissions are available on application at the discretion of the Principal. Please provide further details in writing and evidence of financial circumstances.

    How to apply:

    A school card discount of 30% is also available to families who have been approved by the Department for Education’s School Card (Non-Government Schools) office. Please contact the Assistant Bursar for more information and to obtain an application form.