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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 www.utas.edu.au/fees 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 Fees.Unit@utas.edu.au

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.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES)

RRES supports students for up to four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying Certificate IV to PhD level courses.  It is available for flexible study, and includes part-time and online students.  Recipients may also be eligible for an additional $500 to undertake an internship during their studies.  The fourth round for this year, which opened on 20 January, will provide 1100 scholarships, and applications will remain open throughout 2020 or until the scholarships are fully exhausted.  Applications are invited from eligible students from regional and remote Australia, enrolled in any course of study.  Scholarships are awarded taking into consideration financial need, with priority assessment given to the following applicants: residential address is in an RA4 or RA5 category; identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (must provide supporting documentation); identify as having a disability (must provide supporting documentation); chosen course relates to a field where there is low female representation; and/or affected by natural disasters such as drought, 2019-2020 bushfire and/or floods.

Value: Up to $18,000

Apply: Further information on the RRES program, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, are available online through the organisation administering the scholarships, Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC): www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships/RRESP

Rural, regional and remote students affected by a natural disaster and experiencing difficulty developing or submitting an application are encouraged to contact QTAC directly to discuss their circumstances and eligibility:
QTAC Phone: 1800 290 979
QTAC Email: scholarships@qtac.edu.au

Women in Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship

Women in Tourism and Hospitality (WITH) Tas, is a not-for-profit professional association for women working in the tourism and hospitality sectors.  The scholarship is to assist a young woman who is studying tourism/hospitality subjects in 2020, and who plans to pursue further study or a career in the tourism/hospitality industry in the future. Applications are open to International students as well as Australian residents.  The scholarship funds will support study expenses and peer support is also offered.

Value: $1,000

Apply: For more information visit www.withtas.com or email info@withtas.com

Closing date: Monday 30 March 2020

Capstone Editing Scholarships and Grants

Capstone Editing is a specialist academic editing company, servicing the needs of academics, students and universities with a commitment to providing the finest-quality academic editing possible.  Please see the Capstone Editing website for details on the following scholarships and grants –

Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students (closing date 20 May 2020);
Research Scholarship for Honours Students (closing date 27 May 2020);
Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students (closing date 22 July 2020); and
Textbook Grant for Undergraduates (closing date 6 January 2021).

Value: $3,000

Apply: Visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/scholarships for more information.

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 https://tuu.com.au/get-involved/mt-nelson-award/ or email janez.zagoda@utas.edu.au for more information.

Closing date: Friday 4 September 2020

Choosi Futures Grant Program

Choosi is an insurance comparison service dedicated to helping Australians make better, more informed decisions when purchasing an insurance policy. This is done by offering a free insurance comparison that enables customers to compare the benefits of a range of different policies across various insurance brands, so that they can choose a policy that suits their needs, lifestyle, and budget. Choosi is passionate about helping to make a healthier Australia and as part of this commitment, we developed the annual grant program that’s offered to one lucky student enrolled in a full-time, accredited Australian education institution studying a certificate, diploma, degree, or traineeship in any of the following areas: Medicine, Health Sciences & Healthcare, and/or Specialist Healthcare.

Value: $5,000

Apply: Visit https://www.choosi.com.au/grants for more information.

Closing date:  Saturday 31 October 2020

Contevo Digital Marketing Scholarship

Contevo is a consultancy which strives to deliver technology lead marketing campaigns that drive new customer acquisition and enable business growth.  The team at Contevo recognise young ambition and talent. Their aim is to share the next generation of students and future leaders to the world.  Applications are invited from students who are preferably studying a marketing, communication, web or design degree; or a business marketing, digital marketing, or search engine marketing degree.

Value: $5,000

Apply: Visit https://contevo.com.au/scholarship/ for more information or email hello@contevo.com.au

Closing date: 31 December 2020

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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