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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.

Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships and Training Grants

The Women Divers Hall of Fame ™ (WDHOF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to honouring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers.  WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world.  Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving.

Scholarships are offered in marine conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, and underwater education. They are intended to support independent research, field work, and/or education programs. They do not support tuition, living expenses or student loans.  Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient.

Training grants provide funding for diving and related underwater training and, for some awards, scuba equipment (but only after dive training has been completed). For training conducted in the U.S., funds are paid directly to the training facility and/or the equipment vendor upon WDHOF’s receipt of an invoice; they are NOT paid directly to the grantee.  For training that is not conducted in the U.S., the awardee will be reimbursed after she/he completes the training.

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date: 31 October 2019

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

The Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards began in 1989, aiming to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young people up to and including 29 years of age. The awards celebrate the achievements of young Tasmanians across a diverse range of fields and encourages them to pursue their goals.

Do you know an outstanding young individual who deserves to be recognised?  Enter them into the awards!  Or, if you want to recognise someone but don’t have the time, simply refer someone.  They will be contacted and asked to complete the questions.  Easy!

Value: $1,000 plus a certificate of achievement and the possibility of coverage in print media

Apply: Visit for more information.

Closing date: Tuesday 10 December 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 2020.  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 2019 (or in 2018 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 or telephone 1300 304 541 for more information. 

Closing date: Tuesday 28 January 2020 (applications will open on Monday 2 December)

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 2020, including university, TasTAFE, VET or an apprenticeship.

Value: $500 - $2,000

Apply:  For more information, email Sarah at or on 1300 65 65 85

Closing date:  Sunday 1 March 2020 (applications open 1 November 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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