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 on the 1stAugust 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 April/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.