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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

New Colombo Plan Scholarships

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.  The NCP is intended to be transformational, deepening Australia's relationships in the region, both at the individual level and through expanding university, business and other links.  It involves a prestigious scholarships program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research.  All NCP supported study must receive credit towards an Australian undergraduate degree.  Information, including the 40 eligible host locations across the Indo-Pacific region, is available at

Apply: Interested students must contact as soon as possible to obtain an Expression of Interest form.  Students must be Australian citizens, be between 18-28 years of age on 1 January 2019, and have a minimum 70% GPA or equivalent.

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

Administered by Awards Australia, the objectives of the Young Achiever Awards are to: acknowledge and highlight the achievements of young Australians; educate the general public with examples of youth achievement; encourage and motivate young Australians at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour; develop a sense of pride in being an Australian; build self-confidence through rewards for excellence; provide role models and mentors for youth by highlighting their achievements and the pursuit of excellence; and develop and encourage leadership and life skills in young Australians.

This year’s categories are: University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award; St.LukesHealth Healthier Communities Award; First National Real Estate Leadership Award; Motors Tasmania Sports Award; Heather and Christopher Chong Community Service and Volunteering Award; TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award; Colony 47 Transition to Work; Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award; and Dental South Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement Award.

Value:  Category winners receive $1,000 and a trophy.

Apply: To nominate someone for one of the above award categories, go to

Closing date: Tuesday 11 December 2018

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP) is an Australian Government initiative which has been introduced to improve access to and completion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) tertiary education courses for students from regional and remote areas in Australia.  The program objectives are to: increase the number of students engaging in STEM disciplines; increase the number of students able to undertake their preferred course of STEM study irrespective of their location; and increase participants’ rate of course completion relative to their peers.  Applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia.

Value: Up to $18,000 based on course length and type of study or training.  A further $500 may be available to support an internship.

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date:  Friday 14 December 2018

Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship, supported by House Call Doctor, recognises the immense contributions made by Indigenous Australians throughout all sectors of society.  The scholarship also acknowledges that Indigenous health professionals remain too few.  House Call Doctor, which provides non-urgent medical care to Australians within the comfort of their own homes, believes that healthcare professionals should reflect the diversity of patients they care for.  Healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds offer unique perspectives that enable the medical workforce to be more understanding and responsive to patient needs, both on an individual and community level.  Applications are invited from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying in a medical or health field at an Australian university.

Value: $5,000

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date: Friday 14 December 2018

Catherine Bonnes AM Scholarship

The Broken Hill and District Hearing Resource Centre Inc is a voluntary based not-for-profit organisation governed by a Committee who support deaf, hard of hearing people and people with an associated disorder of the ear in Broken Hill and surrounding districts.  The scholarship has been established with the view of assisting deaf and hard of hearing people to further their education by undertaking post-secondary studies.

Value: $1,000

Apply: Visit or email for more information.

Closing date: Friday 21 December 2018

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship

This scholarship scheme is supported by the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia in recognition of the key role that pharmacists play in maintaining and improving the health of all Australians. The scheme provides financial support aimed to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to study undergraduate or graduate pharmacy.  Applicants must:  be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; be enrolled or about to be enrolled as a full-time student in a pharmacy undergraduate or graduate degree at an Australian university that leads to a registrable qualification as a pharmacist; have resided in a defined rural area for a minimum of five consecutive years, or eight cumulative years from the age of five; and be a member of the student rural health club or a member of the university's affiliated rural health club or indicate their intention to join.

Value: $10,000 per year for up to four years.  Scholarships are available to students in any year of their undergraduate or graduate degree.

Apply: Applications are expected to open in late October.  More information is available at

Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship

This scholarship scheme is one of the suite of programs that aim to improve quality use of medicines and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers.  In order for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to be adequately met by pharmacists, there is a need for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacists to work in the industry.  The scheme aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university.  In order to be eligible for this scheme applicants must be: an Australian citizen or permanent resident; of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; enrolled, or about to be enrolled, as a full-time student in a pharmacy undergraduate or graduate degree at an Australian university that leads to a registrable qualification as a pharmacist; a member of the student rural health club or a member of the university’s affiliated rural health club; and preferably from a rural or remote location (not mandatory).

Value: $15,000 per year for up to four years. Scholarships are available to students in any year of their undergraduate or graduate degree.

Apply: Applications are expected to open in late October.  More information is available at

Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship

These scholarships aim to assist academically outstanding but disadvantaged students, from a rural or regional area, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college for the first time in 2019.  Any subject can be studied under the scholarship, as long as it's at an undergraduate bachelor's degree level in an approved Australian course.  Applicants must: be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; have graduated from secondary school in 2018 (or in 2017 and have taken a gap year); be able to demonstrate disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering further study; and show outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.

Value:  Expected to be $5,000 per annum for one or two years.

Apply: Visit for more information.  The website will show full information once applications open on 3 December.  For queries after this date, please phone 1300 304 541.

Closing date:  Tuesday 29 January 2019

Driving Diversity Scholarship for Women in Engineering

This scholarship, administered by Engineers Australia with the support of industry partners Hydro Tasmania, Caterpillar and Bell Bay Aluminium, are offered to foster gender diversity and provide financial support and industry experience to a female student considering a career in the engineering sector.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during university breaks.  To be eligible, applicants must be: female; an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa; a resident of Tasmania; and enrolled full-time during the duration of the scholarship in a first-year tertiary or VET engineering qualification (masters and PhD excluded).

Value: $5,000

Apply: Online applications can be submitted at

Closing date:  Thursday 31 January 2019

Seize the Day Educational Scholarships

When a young person or someone they love is diagnosed with cancer, it can affect every area of their life including emotional wellbeing, financial stability and educational opportunities.  Cancer Council Tasmania supports young people impacted by cancer through these scholarships, providing practical support when it is most needed.  Young Tasmanians can apply for assistance with post-secondary education and training costs such as textbooks, course equipment, travel, school fees, uniforms and computers.  Applicants must be: a permanent resident of Tasmania; aged between 16-25 years; impacted by cancer diagnosis of self or immediately family member OR bereaved by cancer; and engaged in post-secondary education or training in 2019, including university, TAFE, VET or an apprenticeship.

Value: $500 - $2,000

Apply:  Applications open on 1 November 2018.  For more information, contact Sarah on (03) 6169 1900

Closing date:  Friday 1 March 2019

Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship

This scholarship is jointly funded by Australia’s sugar mills, Sugar Research Institute and Sugar Research Australia.  The scholarship is awarded to penultimate year domestic students studying engineering (chemical, mechanical, process and electrical), science or technical disciplines at an Australian university or tertiary institution.  The aim of the scholarship is to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar processing industry.  Recipients will be hosted by Australian sugar mills and refineries for up to three work placements of four weeks each over an 18 month period (two placements during the crushing season and one placement during maintenance).

Value: Payment of $2,500 will be made for satisfactory work placement and completion of engineering project report.  The paid work placement will be at industry rates, together with a living away allowance of $250 per week.  In addition to the financial and work placement support, the scholarship program helps recipients to make the most of their university experience through extra development opportunities by building their leadership skills and professional networks.

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date: Monday 11 March 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.

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date: Applications are on-going.

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