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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

TSBE Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (Domestic Full Fee Paying)

The Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE) offers a curriculum that is driven by leading-edge research in business and economics, and the future needs of business, industry and professional bodies. TSBE’s curriculum is delivered using contemporary teaching approaches, and offers a range of authentic work integrated learning experience with a strong grounding in modern business practices. These generous scholarships are offered by TSBE to encourage domestic full fee paying students to study postgraduate business courses at the University of Tasmania either as a full-time or part-time student.

Eligibility:  Available to domestic full fee paying students commencing a postgraduate coursework program taught by the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics in Semester 1 or 2, 2020 and with a course availability location within Tasmania.

Important – This scholarship is not available for courses being delivered outside of Tasmania.

To be eligible, applicants must have achieved a GPA equivalent of 5.25 on a scale of 7 overall in their most recently completed undergraduate studies (or higher level qualification of 100 credit points or greater).

Ongoing Eligibility: To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum CREDIT average each semester.

Value:  25% reduction on the registered tuition fees.

Duration:  Up to two years

Apply:  You will be automatically assessed for this scholarship during the University Admission process.

Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

These awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, groups, organisations, communities and businesses are making throughout Tasmania.

Awards available for 2019: Business Achievement; Outstanding Achiever; Disability Achievement; Physical Activity; Employer Excellence in Aged Care; Agriculture; Community Group of the Year; Health Achievement; Sustainability; and Teaching Excellence.

Value: Either $1,000 or an air time package with Southern Cross Austereo

Apply: Visit the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards Criteria page for more information.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 August 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

Apply: Visit the Mt Nelson Award page or email for more information.

Closing date: Friday 6 September 2019

The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students between the ages of 17-26 who are planning to study full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics they have been prevented or hindered from achieving their academic aspirations.

Value: Between $4,000 and $7,000 per year

Apply: Visit the Pinnacle Foundation scholarships page for more information.

Closing date: Sunday 15 September 2019

AusIMM Education Endowment Fund Scholarships

The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) provides funding to attract and support those students undertaking courses of study appropriate to a career in the minerals industry.  Applications for 2020 scholarships are now open.

Value: Up to $15,000 per annum at undergraduate level and up to $25,000 per annum for PhD with access to industry professionals as mentors and to leadership training, and a field trip with all expenses covered.

Apply: Visit AusIMM Education Endowment Fund Scholarships page for more information.

Closing date: Sunday 15 September 2019

The Bicentennial Gold 88 Endowment

The Trustees of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Education Endowment Fund (AusIMM EEF) are pleased to announce the 31st round of financial awards from The Bicentennial Gold 88 Endowment. Awards are being made for the advancement of education and research in the earth sciences for the benefit of economic geology in Australia. Several categories are available – scholarships to senior university students and researchers for study and/or research in Australia in economic geology and mineral economics; technical site visits; travel to conferences to deliver papers on aspects of economic geology in Australia; and/or environmental geoscience as applied to the exploration/mining industry.

Apply: Visit AusIMM EEF awards and scholarships page for more information or email

Closing date: Friday 4 October 2019

Science and Innovation Awards

Applications are now open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, a competitive annual grants program recognising and supporting young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.  Since 2001, the Awards have helped more than 250 young researchers, innovators and scientists turn their ideas into reality through more than $4 million in grant funding.

Value: Up to $22,000 (incl. GST) to carry out your exciting project over a 12 month period

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date:  Friday 4 October 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 the Defence University Sponsorship page for more information.

Closing date: Applications are on-going.

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