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Alumni HECS Scholarship

Whether you are interested in doing one or two units of study for personal interest or extending your qualifications with a new degree (undergraduate or postgraduate coursework), the University of Tasmania is offering HECS scholarships to members of our Alumni.

What can I study?

The Alumni HECS Scholarships apply to Commonwealth supported programs at the University of Tasmania. This means you can choose from a range of more than 100 undergraduate degrees; or postgraduate coursework degrees in many different disciplines. Please see this link for further information on courses offered by the University of Tasmania.

Information including course advice and how to apply is available from the team in the Uni Info Centre, who can be contacted by phone on 1300 363 864 or by email

Am I eligible for the Alumni HECS Scholarship?

This opportunity is extended to all University of Tasmania Alumni who:

  • are Australia citizens OR permanent residency visa holders residing in Australia during their studies; and
  • are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place under the HECS-HELP system (this applies to most people - visit for eligibility guidelines) and fulfil Commonwealth requirements; and
  • have not graduated with a UTAS degree or qualification in the previous three years (that is, you did not graduate in 2015, 2016 or 2017); and
  • are not currently receiving any other University of Tasmania HECS scholarships.

How do I enrol?

  • Submit your online application
  • Once you have received your offer of a place at the University of Tasmania, follow the instructions provided to accept your offer
  • When completing your enrolment in your eStudent you must also complete the Alumni HECS Scholarship application online (accessed via the 'Finance & Scholarships' option listed on the side menu)
  • The scholarship deduction will appear on the fees invoice available online in your eStudent.

Other conditions

  • The Alumni HECS scholarship is for study in 2017
  • The scholarship covers study in Commonwealth supported programs only and is not applicable for full fee paying courses
  • Normal University of Tasmania admission requirements apply
  • Students must meet the Alumni HECS Scholarship eligibility requirements as listed above
  • The scholarship covers study of up to 25% of a full-time study load in any single academic year. This may be made up of two 12.5 credit point units or one 25 credit point unit or half of a 50 credit point unit
  • The scholarship does not apply to students who are already receiving any other University of Tasmania scholarships

Need more information?

Please contact the Uni Info Centre on 1300 363 864 to discuss your options or to make an appointment with a Student Adviser. Alternatively, email