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Scholarships & Bursaries

Welcome to the University of Tasmania Scholarships program

Applications in our mid-year round are NOW OPEN.  The closing date is 30 June 2019 (unless otherwise noted). 

The following awards are available:

ANY COURSE: Gilbertson Family Scholarship; Tasmania Access Bursary; Tasmania Honours Scholarship

ARTS: Arts Honours Scholarship

ARCHITECTURE or ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN: Martin Davies Memorial Scholarship

CHEMISTRY: Chemistry Honours Scholarship; Chemistry Masters Scholarship

EARTH SCIENCES: The CockerTwo Honours Scholarship in Geology

ENGINEERING: City of Launceston; COVA; Hazell Bros; pitt&sherry; TasNetworks

INDIGENOUS: takamuna ICAS; takamuna ICECS; Riawunna Access Bursary

MEDICINE:  Denis P Mackey Scholarship; Dr Santokh Singh Sindhu Travelling Scholarship; Heart Foundation/Menzies Honours Scholarship; Maida Beatrice Graham Scholarship; RFDS Fred McKay Medical Student Scholarship

MUSIC: Conservatorium of Music Scholarship; D&MV McDonald Scholarship

NURSING: RFDS Robin Miller Nursing Scholarship

OVERSEAS TRAVEL: Barney Rodgers London Scholarship; Estelle Marguerite Taylor Overseas Exchange Scholarship; Federation Scholarship in Law; Rory Spence Travelling Scholarship; Tasmania Overseas Travel Scholarship; Tsuneichi Fujii Scholarship (IMAS); University of Tasmania USA Exchange Scholarship

PLANT SCIENCE: Professor Newton Barber Honours Scholarship

RELOCATION: Agricultural Science, Architecture, Business and Economics, Design, Global Logistics and Maritime Management, Marine and Antarctic Studies, Pharmacy, Rural Pathway Medicine, Science Catalyst Program.

VISUAL ARTS, CRAFT AND DESIGN: Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship.  Note: closing date for this award is 8 July 2019 and applications are made online at

ZOOLOGY: Zoology Honours Scholarship

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: Blundstone Scholarship for Agribusiness; Primary Health Tasmania Scholarship in Applied Health.  Note: closing date for these two awards is 28 July 2019.


  • 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 awarded in 2018.
Photographer: Loic Le Guilly