The following scholarships are available for Foundation Studies students.
1. Foundation Studies Program High Achievers Scholarship.
There are five new High Achiever Scholarships for Foundation Studies available, each valued at 50% of tuition. The successful applicants need to demonstrate:
a strong academic record
An application form needs to be completed in order to compete for these 5 scholarships. Note these scholarships are only available to select nationalities.
2. The Tasmania International Scholarship (TIS)
TIS is one of the most generous scholarships offered in Australia and provides a 25% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the program. For TIS scholarships, no application is required as all Foundation Studies applications are assessed.
For more information about conditions of these scholarships and other discounts available to Foundation Studies students, click here.
UTAS Accommodation Services offers a range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options. There is a high demand for this accommodation, so it is recommended that you apply well before the start of the year.
You are also able to make private arrangements for rental accommodation. However if you intend to do this it is recommended that before arriving in Australia they apply through UTAS Accommodation Services for initial temporary accommodation, to ensure that you have a place to stay while looking for longer-term accommodation.
If you will turn 18 during the year of your Foundation Studies and you have completed the equivalent of Year 11 then you are eligible to apply for the program. Appropriate ongoing academic, emotional and social support is arranged under 18 students. This includes daily monitoring of attendance and regular meetings with Student Support personnel and the Foundation Studies Manager to discuss both personal issues and academic progress.
If you are not going to live with a parent or guardian in Tasmania, your parent(s) will need to authorise UTAS to make the accommodation and welfare arrangements required for a Student Visa and will not be able to enter Australia until the beginning of the welfare period specified on their FSP Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
If you are under 18 (and not living with a parent or guardian in Tasmania) when you begin FSP you are required to apply through UTAS Accommodation Services for accommodation at Springvale Hostel. You will be a resident at Springvale Hostel for the duration of your Foundation course and will need to pay for the whole period of residency in advance. Please note that home-stay is not an option for students under 18.
All new students must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of the Foundation Studies Program.