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Adelaide Uni Principals’ Scholarships: valued at $5000 for one year, the scholarship will be awarded to one current Year 12 student at the School and will be based on the recommendation of the Headmaster. The Headmaster is able to nominate up to 2 students from Saints for the scholarship and the University will then decide on the successful recipient. The application forms, which includes the selection criteria, are available from the Senior School Office. Applications must be submitted to Ms Ennis in the Senior School Office by Friday 15 November.

SACE results
The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Tuesday 17 December. Students should ensure they are registered with the SACE Board so students can receive their results immediately.

SATAC and interstate applications
Applications have now closed. Late applications can still be made but there is an additional application fee. Students should not leave their applications too late, otherwise they may not receive equal consideration.

All Year 12 students have been sent an email by the Careers Counsellor with a newsletter attached that provides information on important issues in the November to January period. This newsletter has also been sent to parents. The email also provided some advice about their individual SATAC application (if the student has made an application) and highlighted issues that may need to be addressed.
Course Seeker is a new Australian Government initiative that aims to help students gain Australian tertiary information to assist them to make informed decisions about future study options. The website provides access to information on ATARs, prerequisites and enrolment policies. Information has been sourced from across Australia and presented in a nationally consistent and comparable format to improve the transparency across the higher education sector. Courseseeker can be accessed at: .

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships
The CAS Hawker Scholarships are the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia. Established by Charles Hawker’s sister Lilias Needham, each C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is valued at up to $60,000.00. Applications open on 9 December 2019 and close on 8 January 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The scholarship is open to students undertaking study at the following institutions: Australian National University, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy College, University of SA, University of New England, Marcus Oldham and University of Cambridge. Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships perpetuate the memory of parliamentarian, scholar, soldier, pastoralist and statesman Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorate the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected pastoral pioneers. For details, go to  or phone 8127 1654.

St Mark’s College Scholarships
St Mark’s offers around $450,000 per year in scholarships and bursaries to new and returning students. Approximately 50% of students attending St Mark’s receive some sort of financial assistance so that they can experience life within a college community. These include:

Cowan Grant – Students from rural Australia in financial need.

St Mark’s Entrance Scholarship – Students from all backgrounds/locations in Australia. May take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation

Old Collegians’ Association Bursary – Students who have a direct family connection with St Mark’s College and may take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation.

Julian Bickersteth Scholarship – Students who are an Old Collegian of St Peter’s College and may take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation.

Studd Bursary – Students who are from an indigenous background, a third world country, or refugees or asylum seekers

Further information about the St Mark’s scholarships is available at  .

New courses available via SATAC
The University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide have recently announced new courses. As these courses have just been announced, the details of these courses will not be in the SATAC guide, but will be listed on the SATAC website.

  • University of SA: Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Four year degree, commencing in February 2020 (please note this is an earlier start date to previous information
  • University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics. Three year course commencing in February 2020
  • University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries)
  • University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Information Technology

University of Adelaide: subject based admissions
The University has introduced a subject-based admission requirements for selected degree programs in 2020. The program bypasses the ATAR, and requires applicants to achieve a minimum grade in certain subjects to gain an offer into one of many University of Adelaide degrees – Arts, Media, Commerce, Psychological Science, Health & Medical Science, Science and selected Engineering degrees. Further information can be found at

UniTEST – Flinders University
uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been designed by ACER to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that are needed for students to achieve success in tertiary education. uniTEST assesses this reasoning and thinking across the broad domains of mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences. At Flinders, uniTEST is available for school leavers and has the potential to effectively improve an applicant’s selection rank as the uniTEST result is weighted at 40% and considered alongside the applicant’s ATAR (weighted at 60%) during the selection processes for Flinders Uni courses. Details have been emailed to all Year 12 students and for further information about the test, go to

Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2021
From 2021 intake onwards, all engineering programs at the single, double and combined level will have standardised prerequisites to ensure students studying engineering are best prepared for the level of mathematics required. For the engineering prerequisites from 2021, there will be two sets of prerequisite subjects as outlined below.

Program/course Prerequisites – from 2021
All undergraduate engineering single, double and combined degrees (Excepting the programs below) SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

All Chemical and Environmental engineering double and combined degrees

SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry.

IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3)

For students who are unable to meet all of the course prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Engineering Pathway allows students to enter into engineering at Adelaide through a specially designed program where they are supported to study any missing prerequisite requirements. On successful completion of the program prerequisite requirements, students are guaranteed transfer into their engineering discipline of choice.

Grant Fairy
GrantFairy is an app/website that will search for scholarships and grants that may be available for students considering UK study options. Potential applicants submit information/profile which Grant Fairy uses to identify potential scholarships. The site/app also provides university details and assists with application preparation. Details can be found at or go to the School’s UK applications page in Keystone – Resource ID 8WPSZ9.

Immerse Education: Cambridge Summer School.
Immerse Education is conducting an essay competition which offers the opportunity for students to win a place in a programme at the Cambridge Summer School with a scholarship covering 100% of the participation fee. These programmes include Medicine, Law, Computer Science and Engineering and are designed for high performing students.

Details available at:

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor