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Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

Scholarship opportunities for all commencing international students

The Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) provides commencing international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course (provided satisfactory grades are maintained).

All international students who submit an International Student Application to study in an undergraduate degree (with the exception of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dementia Care and AMC Seafaring courses) will be automatically assessed for the TIS Scholarship by our Admissions Team.

This scholarship is also available to international students applying for postgraduate coursework degrees (with a few course exceptions).  

Applicants are automatically assessed for the Tasmanian International Scholarship at the time of submitting their International Student Application. Selection for this scholarship will be based on academic merit achieved in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level courses.  Applications are assessed for all semester intakes and selection for this scholarship will be based on an applicant's highest level qualification prior to commencing their intended study program (minimum one year duration). Please also note that qualifications and grading scales can vary significantly from country to country.

Offer letters will notify applicants if they have been successful in being awarded a scholarship, provided final results have been submitted. Successful TIS recipients will find inside their Offer details of the Scholarship terms and conditions, which they must read carefully. Please note that this scholarship is only available to commencing students. International Scholarships will not reassess current students based on their academic progress at UTAS.


25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of the course.


As students are assessed automatically for the TIS upon submission of their International Student Application, there is no need to apply separately, nor do recipients need to apply for ongoing eligibility.

Enquiries should be directed to International Scholarships.

More about TIS

Study Abroad and Exchange international students undertaking short-term academic studies for a 6 or 12 month period at the University are not eligible to receive any international student scholarship or bursary.

To be assessed for TIS scholarship eligibility you first need to apply to study at the University of Tasmania. A separate scholarship application is not required for bachelor or coursework master degree programs.

There is no opening or closing dates for the majority of our programs (with the exception of the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Master of Psychology (Clinical)). Refer to the Application Closing Dates on the International Future Students web page for application closing dates and upcoming Offer rounds via: Application Closing Dates

Applications must be submitted using the International Student Online Application

Submitting an early application ensures that you will receive early notification of your application eligibility and successful applicants will not experience any unnecessary delays with their Student Visa application.

The Online application system will not allow you to submit your application unless you have filled in all the required fields. Once you have completed your application, a submit button will appear.

Once you click on the submit button you and/or your agent representative will receive a system generated email advising your application has successfully been submitted. Please keep a copy of this email for your records.

We recommend that you use the online application system. If you do not have reliable internet access and are unable to apply online, a University of Tasmania representative agent may be able to help you or you can request a hardcopy application form by sending an email stating the reason you are unable to apply online. Applicants must have received approval to use a hard copy form otherwise unsolicited or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

The online application system will not allow you to work on your application after the closing date or semester commencement (whichever comes first). Incomplete and/or late applications will be assessed for the next scheduled course intake date.

Eligibility for the TIS Scholarship is dependent upon a number of criteria including course preference and academic merit.

Work experience cannot be assessed for TIS eligibility.

Applicants cannot retain two tuition fee scholarships, the scholarship with the highest value would be the recommended scholarship to accept.

Applicants who are not eligible for the 25% TIS Scholarship will be assessed for eligibility for an alternate 10% Tuition Fee Discount, if applicable. Please refer to International Scholarships for more information on scholarship requirements.

Applicants are recommended to review each scholarship and bursary eligibility criteria to confirm award conditions.

Applications can only be used once. If you wish to apply for another semester entry date, you must start a new application.

Some degree programs may have a TIS quota. Selection for these scholarships is very competitive and will be based on academic achievement in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level programs.

Your offer will advise you on whether a TIS has been awarded or not. Applicants who are awaiting their final semester results and/or completion evidence will be assessed for TIS eligibility upon provision of their certified final academic documentation.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, TIS eligibility will only be reviewed up until the university census date for the first semester of study.

Semester 1 census date is 23 March and Semester 2 census date is 10 August. Refer to the University Key Dates webpage for all other semester information.

If your TAFE or Diploma program only provides competency based results, your previous highest level studies will be reviewed for TIS eligibility. However your previous qualification must be no lower than Australian Year 11 (or equivalent).

Some degree programs may allow you to defer, however if you have been offered a course with a quota limit, deferral of the TIS cannot be guaranteed.

As you have been issued with an offer based on your ‘Forecast’ results it is important that you or your agent representative sends certified copies of your ‘Final’ results to the Scholarships and Prizes office, no later than census date for your first semester of study.

Students who do not provide ‘Final’ results by census date of their first semester of study will have their TIS Scholarship revoked and full tuition fees will have to be paid for the duration of their degree program.

TIS eligibility is assessed on an applicant’s highest level qualification prior to commencing their intended study program (minimum one year duration).

Students are recommended to refer to their conditions of acceptance in their offer letter to confirm results required to maintain their scholarship. In instances where a student has failed one or more units and is required to repeat any unit(s), he/she may be required to pay the full tuition fee for each semester thereafter.

If your TIS scholarship is cancelled it cannot be reinstated for any subsequent enrolment in your study program.

TIS scholarship eligibility will be reviewed for all eligible courses. Eligibility will be based upon the cumulative grade point average for the entire study period of your highest qualification completed prior to commencement at the University of Tasmania (no less than one full year of study).

Sponsored students and those in receipt of a scholarship from their home country or country of residence will be assessed for TIS eligibility, with the exception of sponsored students eligible for AMC tuition fee bursaries or Australian government scholarship recipients.