Loans and Grants
We administer a range of loans and grants to assist students, as listed below and an appointment with an Education and Welfare Officer is required.
During your appointment, the EWO can also speak with you about other material assistance options.
Please note the University also offers and administers a range of grants and scholarships. More information on these can be found https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au/
Student Loans: Interest-free loans up to $500 (unsecured; maximum amount for first-year students) or up to $2000 (secured) – conditions apply. For more information see http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/student-loan-scheme/
Emergency Loans: Short-term small loans to assist with items such as food, weekly bus/train tickets, rent, bills, medicine and books – conditions apply
Equal Access Scheme: One-off grant to assist with study-related expenses for low-income first-year undergraduate students entering University. Applications can be lodged throughout the year with decisions made after the Census date in each semester. An interview with an EWO is required.
AR Riddle Scholarship: Available to students who are commencing the last semester of their Honours or postgraduate coursework programs in the current year. Students must be able to establish financial need and provide supporting documentation.
Applicants are requested to contact Student Care to make an appointment for a short interview to discuss their application. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of income and verification of expenses they request assistance with. Application form and further details
Student Emergency Fund: The Student Emergency Fund was established to offer support to students who are studying at the University of Adelaide, who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship and who, without financial support, might not be able to continue their studies or complete their program. Instructions for application
Walter and Dorothy Duncan Trust: Available to support one-off requests for study-related financial assistance, the panel meets to consider applications on a monthly basis – students must demonstrate financial need and academic merit and an interview with Student Care. More information
Recycled Computer Scheme: Available to students who can demonstrate financial hardship and do not have access to a computer. The computers are donated and reformatted for use and are in most cases a desktop with monitor and basic accessories. Contact Student Care for an application form.
Singapore Adelaide Alumni Fund Grant: The Singapore Adelaide Alumni Fund provides one-off grants to citizens or permanent residents of Singapore, not enrolled in their final year of study and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 (Credit). The fund supports undergraduate students seeking temporary financial assistance to help them overcome temporary setbacks so as to enable them to continue studying their program at the University of Adelaide.
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of income and verification of the expenses for which they are requesting assistance.
A certified copy of residency status and a letter of support from International Student Support must be supplied with the grant application. Contact Student Care to discuss your application. Further information and details.
McConnochie Scholarship: For students enrolled in 4th or 5th year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in financial need. Further information
Please make an appointment with Student Care for an interview to complete the process. Ph 8313 5430, or email firstname.lastname@example.org