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Fee Waiver Scholarships at the University of Tasmania

Fee waivers are a waiver on the student contribution amount, only applicable to Commonwealth Supported Places. They may also be referred to as a HECS scholarship or a HECS waiver. Fee waivers are managed by the University’s Fees Unit. The University of Tasmania has a memorandum of understanding with some employers such as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Education (DoE), as well as the University’s Alumni Office, whereby a waiver may be applied to particular units of a degree.

Apply: Visit for more information. If applying for a fee waiver, students are strongly advised to check their fees invoice prior to census date to ensure that the waiver has been applied. Enquiries regarding fee waivers administered by the Fees Unit should be directed to

APS Bendi Lango Bursary

Since 2006 the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has provided financial support to twelve postgraduate psychology students, initially with funds raised from the Bendi Lango series of art exhibitions organised by former President Amanda Gordon.  The establishment of the bursary is one response to the need to boost the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists to approach parity (3% of the Australian population and the profession).  Applicants need not be members of the APS, but must demonstrate their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage by confirmation in writing by the Chairperson of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander incorporated organisation; and provide evidence of financial need; and provide proof of acceptance or current enrolment into an APAC-accredited postgraduate coursework degree.

Value: $15,000 per annum for up to two years during the time that the applicant is in full-time study (or $7,500 per part-time year) in either an APAC-accredited Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD).

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Closing date: Friday 29 March 2019

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund (ADIPEF)

For many people with disabilities, from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds, education can go a long way to not only developing their skills but also their self esteem and the pride of their family, friends and community.  This education fund is about helping people complete or undertake courses and programs through providing small grants.

Value: up to $2,500

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Closing date: Sunday 31 March 2019

Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets Scholarship Program

Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for young people who are facing many different challenges. A range of services are provided to support these young people as they work to improve their lives and have a brighter future. The program supports the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of disadvantage and poverty that traps many young people. Every year more than 20 young people throughout Australia are awarded a scholarship to pursue further education or training so they may realise their potential for a positive future. In addition each recipient receives a community mentor and dedicated staff support for the two year program. Nominations are invited from any young person in Australia who is aged 16 to 21 inclusive with genuine talent, ability and/or determination in any education or training course, including (but not limited to): academic skills; visual or performing arts; sport; trade skills; and music.

Value: $6,000

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Closing date: Friday 12 April 2019

Mount Nelson Award

The Tasmania University Union Mount Nelson Award is unique in that it is an award that has been established by students, for students. Its aim is to promote and develop excellence in the higher education sector. Unlike most awards in tertiary education that tend to recognise only academic achievement, the Mount Nelson Award is given in recognition of an individual’s potential to make a significant contribution to their chosen profession and a commitment to our community. As part of their application, each candidate is required to present a written profile of no more than 500 words about themselves, including community, social and academic activities and achievements. The onus is on the candidate to provide whatever information and evidence they believe will support their application.  The Award is open to all students studying full-time at northern campuses of the University of Tasmania.

Value: $3,000

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Closing date: Friday 6 September 2019

Defence University Sponsorships

The Australian Defence Force funds these sponsorships to support undergraduate and graduate students studying an accredited degree at an Australian civilian university.

Value: Salary while studying, student fees paid, 18% superannuation contribution, textbook allowance, subsidised accommodation, free health care, and a rewarding career as an officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

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Closing date: Applications are on-going.

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