External scholarships

Once you have applied for University of Tasmania scholarships, remember to check out the external scholarships you may be eligible for.

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.

Merit scholarships

A merit scholarship is assessed based on a students academic achievement.

Scholarship recipients will be exceptional people, chosen for their ability to make a difference to Australia’s future. A bespoke Leadership Development Program designed to foster potential of emerging leaders by building on your unique strengths and developing capabilities for success. It includes two residentials during the nine-month program.

Learn more at Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Scholarships are open to students from all disciplines. Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia (including one offered by each state). Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service. The scholarships cover all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Learn more at Rhodes Scholarships

The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas. Since its establishment, the Fulbright Program has grown to become the largest educational exchange scholarship program in the world, operating in over 160 countries.

Learn more at Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme offers scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Students must have outstanding intellectual ability, a commitment to improving the lives of others and leadership potential.

Learn more at Gates Cambridge Scholarships

John Monash scholarships support scholars to undertake a masters or doctoral degree at an overseas University of choice. For those who have completed or are about to complete an undergraduate degree at an Australian University, have shown excellence in their field, demonstrated leadership skills and have a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia.

Learn more at John Monash Scholarships

The Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships were established through the generosity of the founder of the Ramsay Centre, Mr Paul Ramsay. Scholarships are open annually to Australian citizens to pursue graduate study abroad. The aim of the scholarships is to enable coursework and/or research to be undertaken at the world’s best universities and colleges for up to two years.

Learn more at Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships

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.

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This scholarship is provided through the Zonta Club of Hobart Derwent Inc on behalf of Area 5 (Tasmania). 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.

Learn more at Zonta International Women in Business Scholarship

Youi want to back a full-time student who is close to finishing their studies and who has different skill sets, perspectives, or experiences to enable them to add to the uniqueness of what Youi do. To showcase your skills, you'll be required to write an essay about a specific topic and include answers to discussion questions within your analysis. The essay will have a maximum word count of 1,000 words, and the topic for this year's essay is related to Youi's website structure.

Learn more at The Youi Student Grant

Shaw Contracting (Aust) Pty Ltd based in Launceston in Northern Tasmania is offering a scholarship for civil engineering students entering 3rd year in Semester 1, 2024. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for up to two years and closes on Friday 15th September 2023.

Learn more at Shaw Contracting | Careers & Employment Opportunities

Diversity scholarships

The Pinnacle Foundation provides scholarships 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 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.

Learn more at The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust manages a range of 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.

Learn more at AVCAT Tertiary Scholarships

The Australian Defence Force funds these sponsorships to support undergraduate and graduate students studying an accredited degree at an Australian civilian university.

Learn more at Defence University Scholarships

Combine your studies with your passion for water polo with a scholarship with the UTAS Honey Badgers. Whether you're a player or coach, there are a number of Water Polo Scholarships available to students undertaking study with the University of Tasmania.

Learn more at UTAS Honey Badgers Scholarships

Larsen Jewellery recognises the need to support and educate young adults wishing to begin a career, or further their studies in jewellery, design or visual arts.
Applications are open to students applying, accepted to a relevant course or program at an Australian University or TAFE.

Learn more at Larson Jewellery

The Diamondport Jewellers Design Scholarship Program is for an individual who displays eagerness to learn all aspects of design with a particular interest in jewellery design.

The individual will also be offered opportunities to work with our team of designers and master jewellers.

You can read more about the scholarship at Diamondport Jewellers.

Anania Jewellers is offering a scholarship of $7,000, to go towards the University or TAFE tuition fees of one individual, for either a jewellery or jewellery design related course, or a design or visual arts related course.

You can read more about the scholarship at Anania Jewellers.

Access scholarships

Access scholarships are awarded based on the financial needs of a student.

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; identify as having a disability; 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.

Learn more at Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES)

The Creative Arts Scholarships help eligible students in regional and remote areas of Australia access a bachelor's level degree in creative arts. The scholarships also give students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, more opportunities towards a career in Australia’s vibrant creative arts industry.

Learn more at Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES)

The Seize the Day Educational Scholarships help with post-secondary education costs for young Tasmanians impacted by cancer. The scholarships give Tasmanians aged 16-25 undertaking post-secondary education who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis or death of an immediate family member (parent/guardian, sibling, spouse/partner, child), you are eligible to apply.

Learn more at Seize the Day Educational Scholarships

The SSI Allianz Refugee Scholarships have been created to minimise the financial barriers experienced by people from a refugee or asylum seeker background as they participate in the NSW, VIC and QLD education system. If you are a student planning to study/currently studying at our Rozelle Campus in NSW, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

Learn more at SSI Allianz Refugee Scholarships

Did you finish Year 12 in 2022, and are you considering a move from regional or remote Australia to commence your tertiary studies? You might be eligible for a payment starting from $3,000 up to $5,000 from the Tertiary Access Payment (TAP).

Moving away from home can be expensive and the TAP helps ease the costs for eligible school leavers moving to study. The TAP can help pay for things like rent or bond for accommodation, household bills, groceries, textbooks, or other study supplies

Learn more about the Tertiary Access Payment

At RJ Living, we are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and providing students with the resources and support they need to succeed in their academic pursuits.

The RJ Living scholarship provides a one-time reward of $1,000 to pay for tuition, books, computers, room, and board, or any education-related expense.

This scholarship will be open to both undergrad and graduate students who are attending an accredited university within the Australia.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must submit a 500-word essay about one of the following topics:

1.The Role of Technology in Modern Furniture and Homeware Design
2.Sustainable Design in the Home: How Eco-Friendly Homewares are Changing the Way We Live  
3.The Art of Interior Design: How Furniture and Homewares Enhance the Aesthetics and Functionality of a Home

More information can be found at RJ Living.

The Real Futures Grant provides the winner with a $5,000 grant and is awarded to a student studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in one of the following fields: healthcare, medicine, business, or finance.

Entries for the 2023 grant are now open until October 31st, 2023. You can find all information, including the eligibility criteria ar Real Insurance.

Tertiary Access Payment

The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) is a one off payment of up to $5,000. It’s to help eligible students with the cost of moving to study. This is for study after you’ve finished year 12 or equivalent.

Learn more about the Tertiary Access Payment

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