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Scholarships & Bursaries

Welcome to the University of Tasmania Scholarships program

Applications for most awards closed on 31 October 2018. 

Those remaining open for application are –

Closing Friday 14 December 2018
Rotary Club of Wynyard Scholarship in Rural Medicine

Closing Sunday 16 December 2018
School of Medicine Summer Research Scholarship

Closing Thursday 31 January 2019
Accounting and Corporate Governance Honours Scholarship
Adrian La Palombara Annual Appeal Honours Scholarship in Physics and Mathematics
Andrew Inglis Clark Honours Scholarship in History
Backhouse Walker Honours Scholarship in History
Changing Directions Scholarship
Chemistry Masters Scholarship
Clifford Craig Foundation Nursing Honours Scholarship
Dave Warren Honours Scholarship in Optical Astronomy
Dunbabin Scholarship
Jim Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Lithuanian Studies Society Tasmania Honours Scholarship
Nursing Honours Scholarship
Relocation Scholarship for Law High Achievers
Rotary Club of Wynyard Postgraduate Nursing Scholarship
Tasmania Access  Bursary
Tasmanian Spatial Industry Honours Scholarship
The CockerTwo Honours Scholarship in Geology
V. Patasius Lithuanian Studies Scholarship
Waterworth Optical Collection History Honours Scholarship
Wicking Centre Health Services Honours Scholarship in Dementia Care

Closing Thursday 28 February 2019
Australian Mariners' Welfare Society Scholarship
Blundstone Scholarship for Agribusiness
Furness Withy Australia Pty Ltd Scholarship
Merchant Navy War Memorial Fund Scholarship
Tassal Scholarship in Applied Science (Aquaculture)

Closing Monday 11 March 2019
Graeme Foster Tasmania University Football Club Scholarship

Closing Thursday 14 March 2019
RFDS Commercial Travellers Association 4th year Medical Student Scholarship

Closing Tuesday 19 March 2019
Pharmacy Honours Scholarship
The Tall Foundation Honours Scholarship in Pharmacy


  • Application status - To check the status of any award available through our program throughout the year, go to our 'A-Z Listing' (web link below). Please note that, in order to promote our generous donors, awards which close on 31 October will remain on our website until applications re-open in the following August.
  • Main application period - Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior. (An exception to this is scholarships for current engineering students, which are open in our mid-year intake of May-June in the year prior.)  From time to time, applications for some scholarships may be re-opened, or have the closing date extended.  If this is the case, those scholarships will be listed above.
  • Mid-year applications - Applications for payment commencing in Semester 2 open in early May and close strictly on 30 June each year. Current engineering students should also apply in this round.

For high achievers, the University of Tasmania is pleased to offer a new suite of Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The majority of the funding for our scholarships and bursaries is provided by donations made through the University of Tasmania Foundation. Please note that not all scholarships are administered by our program. It may be worthwhile checking with your course coordinator, or refer to other scholarships and prestigious scholarships.

Cover photo: Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black with some of our scholarship recipients for 2018.
Photographer: Loic Le Guilly