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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.
Under 17's are now eligible to apply!
The University of Tasmania has a generous scholarship scheme for international students - Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS).
Awarding of scholarships to Foundation Studies students is based on academic achievement at secondary education level. The scholarships provide for 25% discount on the registered tuition fees for the duration of the Foundation Studies Program.
All applications for the Foundation Studies program are automatically assessed for a scholarship. No special application form is necessary and successful students are notified in writing.
Scholarships are also available for most UTAS degree courses for students who achieve high grades in the Foundation Studies Program.
Authorised by the Director of Studies, Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships
13 November, 2013