Going to uni or TAFE can be a bit of a drain on the finances. So it makes sense to look into sources of financial support. A scholarship or bursary can support you with your study. Scholarships and bursaries can be based on your:
- Financial need
- Special abilities and talent
- Geographic location
- Specific criteria that may suit you to a tee
Where to find scholarships and bursaries
TasTAFE – Industry, local government and community groups support scholarships for TasTAFE students. TasTAFE scholarships are updated on their website when they become available. Be sure to check it regularly so that you don’t miss out. TasTAFE scholarships.
Further education – University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College, University College – You’ll find everything you need to know about scholarships on the University of Tasmania website.
Accommodation Scholarships and Bursaries – To find any scholarship or bursaries for accommodation, search the University of Tasmania scholarships page.
University of Tasmania Asylum Seeker Scholarship – Up to three scholarships are offered each year. Read about the asylum seeker scholarship.
Mainland universities and TAFEs
Universities – You can visit any university website and search for the scholarships section. To search universities across the country visit the Good University Guide Scholarship page.
Visit interstate TAFEs and search for scholarships on their website
- ACT – Canberra Institute of Technology
- NSW – TAFE NSW
- NT – Charles Darwin University and Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
- QLD – TAFE Queensland
- SA – TafeSA
- VIC – Bendigo Tafe, Boxhill Institute, Chisholm, The Gordon, Go Tafe, Holmesglen, Kangan Institute, Melbourne Polytechnic, Southwest Tafe, Suni TAFE, William Angliss Institute and Wodonga Tafe
- WA – Central Reginal TAFE WA, North Metropolitan WA, North Regional TAFE WA, Central Regional TAFE WA, South Regional TAFE WA.
Interstate Tertiary Admissions Centres and Scholarships – Have you have applied for a course through an interstate tertiary admissions centre? Search for scholarship information on their website.
Indigenous Scholarship Portal – Search for scholarships, internships and cadetships for Indigenous Australians
Rural and regional
The Rural and Regional Enterprise Program – Australian Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available for eligible students from rural or regional Australia. It’s for studying any course Certificate IV or higher. More on the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program.
Tertiary Access Payment – You could be eligible for the Tertiary Access Payment of $5,000 to support your tertiary study. This is for people who live in a location classified as outer regional, remote or very remote. It’s offered for those studying a Certificate IV or higher after Year 12. Many locations in Tasmania are in the outer regional area or even more remote.
Some scholarships and bursaries may be provided by universities, TAFEs and colleges. Be sure to check on their websites to see if there are any you can apply for.
Search for Australian scholarships by state/territory and field of study on the Good Universities Guide Scholarships.