External scholarships

External scholarships are offered by generous organisations outside the University. They can give you extra financial support to focus on your studies. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to individual organisations.

In some cases, you may receive both a University of Tasmania scholarship and an external scholarship. Click below to learn more about each opportunity.

Prestigious scholarships

Do you have what it takes to make a difference?

Imagine combining travel and study at one of the world’s most esteemed universities.

You may wish to consider a number of prestigious scholarships that support exceptional Australian scholars to undertake international postgraduate study.

Other scholarships

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).

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:

Capstone Editing is a specialist academic editing company, servicing the needs of academics, students and universities, ensuring every document that is edited is of exemplary quality and meets international publication standards. Please see the Capstone Editing website for details on the following scholarships and grants:

  • The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women
    (closes 7 July)
  • The Capstone Editing Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students
    (closes 26 July)
  • The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women
    (closes 12 August)
  • The Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing
    (closes 9 September)
  • The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates
    (closes 6 January)
  • The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers
    (closes 24 February)
  • The Capstone Editing Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students
    (closes 20 May)

Value: $3,000 - $5,000

Apply: Visit Capstone Editing Scholarships for more information.

The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity. Scholarships are awarded for fulltime study at public institutions of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts. Scholarships are open to young LGBTIQ+ Australians who meet the following criteria – Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage); at least 18 years of age and younger than 27 years of age on 20 January in each year for which the scholarship is sought; have achieved good or reasonable scholastic results given your circumstances; will be undertaking full-time studies; and identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Value: $5,000 - $7,000 in the first year of study with $4,000 - $5,000 in subsequent years.

Apply: Visit The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships for more information.

Closing date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021.

The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national charity that manages a range of tertiary education scholarships and bursaries for the children and grandchildren of Australian ex-serving men and women. To be eligible students must be: the child, stepchild, foster child, or grandchild of an Australian ex-serving veteran; an Australian citizen or permanent resident; enrolled, or planning to enrol in a full-time course at an Australian university, TAFE or registered training organisation in 2022; in receipt of, or eligible to receive, Centrelink payments including Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy or an accepted means-tested Commonwealth government payment in 2022.

Apply: Visit avcat.org.au for more information.

Value: Up to $4,000 per year for three years.

Closing date: Applications open on 18 August 2021 and close on 31 October 2021.

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 Defence University Sponsorship for more information.

Closing date: Applications are on-going.

This scholarship is provided through the Zonta Club of Hobart Derwent Inc on behalf of Area 5 (Tasmania) as a way for Tasmanian students to access the international Jane M Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship. This scholarship encourages women to pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in business and business related areas and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is available to a female student enrolled in either an undergraduate Business degree (must have completed first year Business), or a Masters by coursework program in Business in Semester 1 2021. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate and outstanding academic performance and potential for leadership in business and/or community service. The recipient of the award will have the opportunity for mentoring and to be considered as the Tasmanian candidate for the national and international Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program. One district level scholarship (valued at $2000 USD) and six international scholarships (valued at $6000 USD) are available.

Value: $500, plus mentoring and the opportunity to be the Tasmanian candidate for the prestigious national ($2,000USD) and international ($6,000USD) Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. Three candidates Australia wide.

Apply: email zontahobartderwent@gmail.com for an application form and visit the Zonta International Women in Business Scholarship website for more information on the international award.

Closing date: 31st March 2022

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