University of South Australia Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships

The scholarships are open to visual arts graduate students from Australia. These scholarships are a testament to Gordon Samstag’s dedication to the development and education of Australian artists. The scholarships aim to provide support for Australian visual artists to study and enhance their artistic capacities, skills, and talents outside of Australia.

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the largest universities in the state and is a member of the Australian Technology Network of universities. Established in 1991, UniSA is a relatively young institution that has quickly grown in reputation and influence.

Why should you study at the University of South Australia? UniSA offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including business, education, engineering, health sciences, humanities, information technology, and social sciences.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of South Australia
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postgraduate
  • Award: Up to AU$70,000 for one academic year
  • Access Mode: Online application
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Nationality: Domestic students
  • The award can be taken in Australia
  • Eligible Countries: Australia
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject of visual arts.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Applicants must be over 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a visual arts program in Australia or be a graduate of a visual arts program in Australia.
  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of full-time study.
  • Undergraduate Diploma and Certificate visual arts programs are not eligible.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply for this funding programme, applicants must complete samstag/apply.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide the given supporting documents:
  • Visual documentation of the applicant’s work (a combined maximum of TEN examples of an applicant’s work can be submitted).
  • Written proposal.
  • Applicants may present a maximum of ten still images, which contribute to the combined maximum of ten examples of an applicant’s work.
  • Graduation parchments or academic transcripts.
  • Birth certificates
  • Passports or other evidence of citizenship or permanent residency
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements:
  • Must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent resident status in Australia.
  • Must have successfully completed atleast two years full time, or be a graduate of a‘visual arts program’ at an institution of higher education in Australia.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must fulfill one of the following language requirements:
  • Must be very fluent in the English language (verbally a well as written).


The scholarship includes:

  • Monetary stipend of AU$70,000 for one academic year.
  • Single economy-class return airfare to the study destination.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Institutional fees for up to one academic year.

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