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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 students apply well before the start of the year.
Students are also able to make private arrangements for rental accommodation. However if students intend to do this it is recommended that before arriving in Australia they apply through UTAS Accommodation Services for initial temporary accommodation, to ensure they have a place to stay while looking for longer-term accommodation.
Students who will turn 18 during the year of their Foundation Studies and who have completed the equivalent of Year 11 are eligible to apply for the program. Appropriate ongoing support is arranged for students who are under 18. 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.
For students who are not living with a parent or guardian in Tasmania, their 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).
Students who are under 18 (except those who are living with a parent or guardian in Tasmania) when they begin FSP are required to apply through UTAS Accommodation Services for accommodation at Springvale Hostel. The students will be resident at Springvale Hostel for the duration of their Foundation course and will need to pay for the whole period of residency in advance.
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
8 August, 2012