Riawunna Centre


The Riawunna Centre provides a number of scholarships and bursaries as part of the University of Tasmania's Scholarships Program which provides students with significant financial and academic support to study.

Awards are offered in a wide range of disciplines and selection is based on academic merit and/or financial need. They are available to students studying at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate coursework levels.

Submitting an application

The scholarship program runs on a calendar year basis. Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open in early August and close strictly on the 31st October in the year prior. The exception to this is scholarships for continuing engineering students, which open in April/May and close 30 June.

There is a very limited mid-year round for Honours scholarships, overseas scholarships for domestic students, and the Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships. Applications for these awards open in early May and close 30 June.

Applicants who apply for the following scholarships/bursaries must meet the Commonwealth definition of Aboriginality to be eligible.

The Commonwealth definition of who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is as follows:

  • is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
  • is accepted as such by the community in which he/she lives.