University is about more than just preparing for a career. It's about access to incredible opportunities and helping you grow – no matter what your age, background, or circumstances.
Whether you’re studying an undergraduate and postgraduate course, we have plenty of ways to make pursuing your dream affordable and accessible.
On this page, you can find out what financial assistance is available to you, to let you to make the most of your time studying.
Scholarships and prizes Fees and costs
We have hundreds of scholarships across all areas of study. They can provide you with financial support, help moving from home, or recognition for your achievements.
Scholarships for 2023 are now open, closing dates vary.
We offer a range of scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.…
We offer international students a range of scholarships across all areas of study. Explore our scholarships and learn how to apply.…
While studying a course with us, you may be eligible for one of our prizes that we award annually to recognise outstanding academic achievement. Our program includes more than 300 prizes, with over $160,000 awarded annually.
Browse the prizes on offer to check eligibility and requirements for individual prizes.
Study now, pay later with a HELP loan
Everyone should have the opportunity to go to uni.
That’s why, whether you’re studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course, a HELP loan can make your studies possible.
These loans mean if you’re an eligible domestic student, you may be able have all or part of your course subsidised by the Australian Government. There are a few different loan options, but the most common are called HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP.
You don’t have to worry about paying them back until you’re earning above a repayment threshold – after which your loans are paid back through the tax system.
To apply for a HELP loan, you need to submit an application. You will receive instructions on how to do that after you accept your course offer. Find out more at When to pay your fees.
The Government pays your HELP loan fees directly to us, and you only need to start paying them back to the Government when you earn a certain amount. For more information, head to Australian Government StudyAssist.
What fees to pay
Each semester, you pay for whatever units you enrol in as part of your course. Available units and their fees are listed on your course page.
If you’re study a Commonwealth Supported Place course, the government will pay some of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get a HELP loan and defer paying the remainder.
If you’re studying a full fee-paying course, you’ll need to pay the entire fee. However, depending on our circumstances, you can defer this payment with a HELP loan.
Pay less with a Commonwealth Supported Place
A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) means that the Government pays part of your fees. It's a subsidy, not a loan, so you don't have to worry about paying it back.
Commonwealth Supported Places can be available for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Fees and Scholarships section of each course page will tell you if the course is eligible for CSP.
The remaining balance is called your 'student contribution amount'. While you have to pay this amount at some stage, you might be eligible to defer it with a HELP loan from the Government.
Commencing student contribution amounts
|Band||Principal subject matter (field of education classification)|| 2022|
|1||Agriculture, English, mathematics, education, clinical psychology, Indigenous and foreign languages, nursing, statistics||$3,985||$4,124|
|2||Other health, allied health, built environment, computing, engineering, surveying, science, environmental studies, pathology, visual and performing arts, **professional pathway psychology, **professional pathway social work||$8,021||$8,301|
|3||Medicine, dental, veterinary science||$11,401||$11,800|
|4||Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, communications, society and culture||$14,630||$15,142|
* EFTSL = Equivalent Full Time Study Load
** The University has the following psychology and social work courses approved for professional pathway rates. Check our Course and Unit Handbook, unit pages for specific fee information on the units you are interested in.
Check Australian Government Job-ready Graduates - FAQs for more information on 2021 tuition fees.
Master's courses and student payments
Please note that only certain coursework master's degrees are approved by the Department of Social Services (DoSS) to allow students to access Centrelink payments such as Youth Allowance and Austudy. These are fully accredited and professionally-oriented courses, which are reviewed and updated by the Department once a year and listed on the Department of Social Services website.
New courses that have provisional accreditation, typically because students must graduate from a course before full accreditation is granted, are not eligible for student payments. Please contact us if you have any questions about the eligibility of your study option for student payments.
Domestic candidates do not pay tuition fees for research degrees at the University of Tasmania. International candidates pay a flat annual fee.
Find out about costs associated with research master's and PhDs
Each course page lists tuition fees for international students. Please note that international students are not eligible to access Commonwealth assistance.
Find out more about international student fees
Other fees you may need to pay
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee that covers non-academic services. These services include employment and career advice, financial advice, childcare, food services and sporting and recreational activities.
You can get a SA-HELP loan to cover your SSAF, which means you don't have to pay upfront. SSAF is built into full fee paying courses for international students, and full fee paying courses for eligible domestic students. This means you wont have to pay your SSAF separately. Find out more at What is SSAF and do I have to pay it?
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
If you want to study some of your course overseas in a learning abroad program, a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses might be involved. OS-HELP is a loan for domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) that can help pay for some of these expenses. Find out more at What is OS-HELP?
Other course costs vary depending on what you study. Please check your course page or speak to your school or college to learn more. If you'd like to know more about these fees, and other living costs, go to Are there fees, besides tuition, that I need to pay?
When to pay your fees
Payments are due 14 days before the census date of each semester. Census dates are the last day you can withdraw from a unit without financial penalty. It's also the date you'll need to apply for a HELP loan by, or accept an offer in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Census dates are important to your enrolment, so make sure you check the census date each semester.
Usually, you pay per semester for the units you undertake. To avoid being sanctioned, it's important that you pay your fees on time. Sanctions include not being able to view your results, or possibly graduating.
Some courses offer fee waivers, which means you may not have to pay anything. If you're awarded a scholarship, this will be paid directly to you at different intervals, such as at the start of semester. Learn more about scholarships for domestic students and international students.
In some circumstances, international students can apply for a payment plan for their tuition fees. However, commencing students are not able to accept an offer with a payment plan. To learn about eligibility criteria, please refer to Student forms.
How to pay your fees
Once you've been offered a place, you'll have access to the Student Portal. This is where you'll find everything about enrolment and fees. You'll find nearly everything fees-related, including information on applying for Commonwealth Assistance, creating invoices, making payments and checking sanctions.
Find out more about payment methods at How do I pay my fees?
To avoid having your enrolment cancelled:
- Make sure you submit all the required documentation to pay your fees by the due date.
- If you're a CSP student, you must submit a Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF or eCAF) or provide a Tax File Number.
The University has an arrangement with a number of organisations, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. As part of this arrangement, we provide ongoing support and learning opportunities by offering fee waivers in a range of courses. Fee waivers are also available for university staff and alumni.
Find out more about fee waivers and available opportunities
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