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Scholarships & Bursaries

Welcome to the University of Tasmania Scholarships program

Now that Year 12 scores have been released, our office is starting to make scholarship offers to commencing students.  Please note that if you accept an offer (and, in particular, a relocation scholarship or bursary) and have submitted a scholarship application through our program, we will most definitely still assess you for other awards.

Acceptance of a scholarship offer now means that it is your current intention to study at the University of Tasmania this year.  However, we realise that this intention may change in the coming weeks.  If you accept an offer and later wish to alter that decision, we would ask you to let us know as soon as possible.

Applications for most scholarships closed on 31 October.  Those remaining open are –

Closing date 31 January 2020
Brenda White Scholarship in Medical Research
Clifford Craig Foundation Medical Honours Scholarship
Clifford Craig Foundation Nursing Honours Scholarship
Dave Warren Honours Scholarship in Optical Astronomy (re-opened)
Dr Leon Wescombe Honours Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis
Dr MG Ciezar Memorial Scholarship (re-opened)
Humanities in Place Industry Engagement Scholarship
Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Jim Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Leonie Dickson Indigenous Health Honours Scholarship
Lewis and Sons Bursary in Agricultural Science (re-opened)
Maida Beatrice Graham Scholarship
Medical Student ‘Aboriginal Entry Application Process’ Funding Scheme Grant
Menzies Institute for Medical Research Honours Scholarship
Nursing Honours Scholarship
RAAF Assoc (Tas) WAAAF Branch Honours Scholarship in Alzheimer's Disease
Ralph Chapman Scholarship in Public Policy (re-opened)
RANZCO (Tasmanian Branch) Honours Research Scholarship
Rhonda Ewart Honours Scholarship in Dementia Care
School of Medicine Honours Scholarship
Tasmanian Spatial Industry Honours Scholarship
TSBE Interstate Regional and Remote High Achievers Scholarship for Business
V Patasius and Dr Al Taskunas Lithuanian Studies Society Scholarship
Wicking Centre Erica Bell Honours Scholarship
Waterworth Optical Collection History Honours Scholarship (re-opened)
Wicking Centre Health Services Honours Scholarship in Dementia Care
Wicking Centre Neuroscience Honours Scholarship in Dementia Research
William and Beatrice Taylor Honours Scholarship in Medical Science

Closing date 28 February 2020
Australian Mariners' Welfare Society Scholarship
Blundstone Scholarship for Agribusiness
Bruce Wall Scholarship in Applied Science (Aquaculture)
Merchant Navy War Memorial Fund Scholarship
Tassal Scholarship in Applied Science (Aquaculture)
The ‘Future You powered by ANL’ Scholarship in Global Logistics and Maritime Management

Closing date 9 March 2020
Graeme Foster Tasmania University Football Club Scholarship
RFDS Commercial Travellers Association 4th year Medical Student Scholarship

Closing date 19 March 2020
Pharmacy Honours Scholarship
The Tall Foundation Honours Scholarship in Pharmacy

Closing date 19 April 2020
International Study Tasmania Colombian Scholarship in Science

Please note that we automatically assess the following awards on the basis of eligibility and Admission offer (no scholarship application is necessary)
College of Sciences and Engineering Catalyst Program Scholarship
College of Sciences and Engineering Creative Innovators Program Scholarship
Excellent Achiever Scholarship - National Centre for Maritime Engineering
Outstanding Achiever Scholarship - National Centre for Maritime Engineering
Relocation Bursary for Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (Creative Innovators Program)
Relocation Bursary for Bachelor of Design (Creative Innovators Program)
Relocation Bursary for Science Catalyst Program
Relocation Bursary for the accelerated Bachelor of Business
Relocation Bursary in Agricultural Science
Relocation Bursary in AMC Co-operative Maritime Engineering
Relocation Bursary in AMC Maritime Engineering Pathways
Relocation Bursary in Business and Economics
Relocation Bursary in Exercise and Sports Science 
Relocation Bursary in Global Logistics and Maritime Management
Relocation Bursary in Medical Research 
Relocation Bursary in Pharmacy
Relocation Scholarship for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
The Hedberg Relocation Scholarship in Music 
TSBE High Achievers Scholarship in Business and Economics
Women in Maritime Engineering Scholarship


  • 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.

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.
Photographer: Loic Le Guilly

Please note: applications for Higher Degree by Research only scholarships are managed through the University's Graduate Research Office, and different closing dates may apply.