Scholarships and fees for research degrees

The main type of financial support available to graduate research candidates is in the form of scholarships.

Scholarships are allocated competitively based on academic merit, experience, prior learning and other relevant attainments. Priority is given to new candidates in strategic research areas.

There are scholarships available to cover some or all the following;

  • living allowance
  • tuition fees
  • relocation allowance

Major scholarships

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships and the Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) are awarded throughout the year to high quality international and domestic candidates. The RTP scholarship and TGRS rate for 2024 is $32,192pa.

If you are considering applying for a scholarship please review the college specific scholarship closing dates for each round, noting whether the round is open to domestic and/or international applications.

Awarded competitively to students of exceptional research potential to assist with living costs while undertaking a Higher Degree by Research. Living Allowance

AUD $32,192 per annum (2024 rate). This rate is indexed annually on 1st January.

Standard Duration

PhD: 3.5 years with no extension available. It is important to be aware that the duration of the scholarship is less than the maximum length of candidature which is 4 years.

Masters: 2 years with no extension available.

Tuition Fees

International: Unless a Tuition Fee Scholarship has been awarded, international HDR candidates are charged tuition fees for the duration of their research degree. International candidates pay an annual fee, please see the tuition fee rates (per annum) for 2024 (PDF 184.0 KB).

Domestic: The RTP Fees Offset covers tuition fees for domestic candidates enrolled in a research degree for the duration of the course with no extension available. The value of an RTP Fee Offsets is equivalent to the tuition fee rates (per annum) for 2024 (PDF 184.0 KB)

Relocation Allowance

The RTP Allowance can assist with costs associated with relocating to Tasmania to undertake a Higher Degree by Research up to AUD $2,000.

Eligibility & Conditions of Award

For detailed information about eligibility and conditions of award please see the University;

Please Note: The RTP Scholarship does not cover costs and fees, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee, Overseas Health Cover, and visa costs. These are the candidate's responsibility.

For further information please see the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarships are available across all research disciplines at the ֱ and will be awarded to applicants with demonstrated research ability.

Living Allowance

AUD $32,192 per annum (2024 rate). This rate is indexed annually on 1st January.

Standard Duration

PhD: 3.5 years with no extension available. It is important to be aware that the duration of the scholarship is less than the maximum length of candidature which is 4 years.

Masters: 2 years with no extension available.

Tuition Fees

International: Unless a Tuition Fee Scholarship has been awarded, international HDR candidates are charged tuition fees for the duration of their research degree. International candidates pay an annual fee, please see the tuition fee rates (per annum) for 2024 (PDF 184.0 KB).

Domestic: The RTP Fees Offset covers tuition fees for domestic candidates enrolled in a research degree for the duration of the course with no extension available. The value of an RTP Fee Offsets is equivalent to the tuition fee rates (per annum) for 2024 (PDF 184.0 KB)

Relocation Allowance

The TGRS provides an allowance to assist with costs associated with relocating to Tasmania to undertake a Higher Degree by Research up to AUD $2,000.

Eligibility & Conditions of Award

For detailed information about eligibility and conditions of award please see the University;

Please Note: The TGRS does not cover costs and fees, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee, Overseas Health Cover, and visa costs. These are the candidate's responsibility.

Prestigious domestic scholarships

Overview

This scholarship aims to address gender inequities in STEM through fostering more women and non-binary led industry-academia collaborations in applied research and business, growing professional skills of women in STEM and propelling women and non-binary people into leadership.

The Elevate program provides:

  • A scholarship
  • Access to events and networking
  • Mentoring
  • Wellbeing support during scholars’ university studies

Value and Duration

This Scholarship provides up to $130,000 over 3.5 years

Closing date

01 October 2024

A note regarding this closing date:

This date is the University's closing date for the current round of applicants applying for a research degree.

Eligibility

Please refer to the website for information on eligibility requirements.

Application Process

Domestic applications for the 2025 Elevate Scholarship round are now open.

Applications for this Scholarship must be submitted via the website by 30 August 2024.

Applicants who intend to apply for this Scholarship must also visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Elevate Scholarship.

A note regarding eligibility requirements and University Round timing:

Eligibility requirements for this Scholarship specify a 2025 commencement (with a 01 January 2025 to 31 July 2025 commencement period). To ensure there is evidence of your intention to undertake a research degree, please apply to the University at the same time as applying for the Elevate Scholarship.

More information

For more information on this Scholarship, please visit the website, or email GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au

This scholarship honours the life and work of the late Japanangka errol West, an internationally recognised poet and scholar. Japanangka errol was a leading Tasmanian Aboriginal academic, known for his scholarship in the field of Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies.

Value and Duration

The scholarship provides over $50,000pa for 3.5 years including a base stipend at the RTP rate of $32,192pa (2024 rate indexed annually) plus a $24,144pa top-up (2024 rate ).

Closing date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • be eligible to enrol in a full time Masters or Doctoral degree at the ֱ in 2023, and
  • not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed program (equivalent being defined as greater than 75% of the stipend), an
  • meet the Australian Government’s definition of Aboriginality, which requires that an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
    • is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
    • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and
    • is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived
  • complete the declaration of Aboriginality.

*These scholarships are subject to Exemption 13/09/033 that permits advertising for and awarding of the scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only.

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College and the UTAS Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) committee.

Funding

The scholarship is funded by the ֱ and the (ISSP).

Application Process

Applicants may:

  • apply for an advertised HDR project listed on the Available Projects webpage; or,
  • contact the Office of Aboriginal Leadership for assistance in seeking a Supervisor to develop your own project

In your application, please indicate under Scholarship Support that you wish to be considered for a UTAS merit-based scholarship for a living allowance, as well as Japanangka errol West Graduate Research Scholarship.

After submitting your application for candidature, please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au with your name, application ID number and the name of the scholarship you have applied for.

More information

Please contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Leadership for further information regarding Higher Degrees by Research (HDR): pvc.aboriginal.leadership@utas.edu.au

Commencing in 2018 , this program seeks to strengthen Aboriginal engagement at the ֱ by providing opportunity for senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake higher degree research projects of importance to Aboriginal communities, particularly the palawa people of Tasmania. It provides a supportive pathway for Indigenous research, offering supervision from experienced Aboriginal researchers tailored to the individual needs of the candidate, ongoing skill-development workshops, and a generous stipend for the duration of the candidature (3.5 years for PhD, 2 years for MRes).

Topics which may be undertaken include, but are not restricted to: biographies and histories of Aboriginal people; organisations or communities; language; health; law; social or economic development; land; sea and; cultural resource management.

Value and Duration

The scholarship provides over $50,000pa for 3.5 years for a Doctoral degree, or 2 years for a Masters of Research degree.

Closing date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • be eligible to enrol in a full time Masters or Doctoral degree at the ֱ in 2024, and
  • not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed program (equivalent being defined as greater than 75% of the stipend), and
  • for:
    • Doctoral applicants, completed at least four years of tertiary education studies, and must have achieved at least an upper second class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector, or
    • Masters by Research applicants, completed at least four years of tertiary education studies, and must have achieved at least lower second class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector, and
  • demonstrate evidence of leadership or significant contribution to Aboriginal community development and undertake a research topic that is of benefit to Tasmania Aboriginal people or community development, and
  • meet the Australian Government’s definition of Aboriginality, which requires that an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
    • is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
    • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and
    • is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived
  • complete the declaration of Aboriginality.

*These scholarships are subject to Exemption 13/09/033 that permits advertising for and awarding of the scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only.

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic, professional, and/or community merit, and suitability to the project as determined by the College and the UTAS Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) committee.

The scope and value of the research proposal (see the Research Plan Guide below) encompasses 3 criteria:

  1. The extent to which the research will add value to the chosen field.
  2. The extent it will add value to community.
  3. The extent to which the research is viable.

Funding

The scholarship is funded by the ֱ and the  (ISSP).

Drafting and Submitting Your Application

There are a number of stages that are required in order to prepare and submit your application, a checklist for this process may be found here (DOCX 23.0 KB).

The first task is to formulate a research topic and project which is relevant to Aboriginal communities and is appropriately sized to the selected program (PhD or MRes, for the difference please see here). Within this stage it is important to both align your research topic to a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology or history), consider which methods and methodology to be adopted (e.g. surveys, quantitative or qualitative) and ensure it is achievable within the time allotted time period (not too large or small).

We advise speaking with the HDR Support Person from the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Aboriginal Leadership (see below for contact details) or an academic known to you who may be able to assist you in this regard.

For the application process itself, there this an initial expression of interest to submit and, if this is approved, you may then prepare your research proposal and application (see Apply Now). The research proposal is a short two-page pitch for your project, outlining why it is important, how it will be undertaken and what it will seek to achieve. A set of resources are provided below to assist you to complete your proposal, including some proposals for research completed by Aboriginal researchers at the ֱ. For further information, we recommend Social Research Methods edited by Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter.

After submitting your application for candidature, please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au with your name, application ID number and the name of the scholarship you have applied for.

More information

Please contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Leadership for further information regarding Higher Degrees by Research (HDR): pvc.aboriginal.leadership@utas.edu.au

Overview

This scholarship aims to empower individuals to become leaders in their field, helping them to drive positive change and create a brighter tomorrow for Australia.

The Scholarship provides:

  • A scholarship
  • Leadership development
  • Overseas experiences

Value and Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship, with lump-sum payments, which provides up to $120,000 over 2 to 3 years.

Closing date

01 October 2024

A note regarding this closing date:

This date is the University's closing date for the current round of applicants applying for a research degree.

Eligibility

Please refer to the website for information on eligibility requirements.

Application Process

Domestic applications for the 2025 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship round are now open.

Applications for this Scholarship must be submitted via the website by 29 August 2024.

Applicants who intend to apply for this Scholarship must also visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

A note regarding eligibility requirements and University Round timing:

Eligibility requirements for this Scholarship specify a 2025 commencement (with a 01 January 2025 to 30 June 2025 commencement period). To ensure there is evidence of your intention to undertake a research degree, please apply to the University at the same time as applying for the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

More information

For more information on this Scholarship, please visit the website, or email GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au.

For postgraduate coursework applicants, please also visit the External Scholarships Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship webpage on how you may apply, and direct all queries to the Future Students team.

Externally funded scholarships

Overview

The AHURI Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship Top-Up aims to attract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to housing, homelessness, cities, urban policy and related disciplines, and to increase the contribution of Indigenous knowledge to (AHURI) research.

Value & Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship that provides $10,000pa for 3 years (PhD) or 2 years (Masters of Research (MRes)).

Closing Date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • An applicant who is Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander;
  • An applicant applying for a PhD or MRes and a base living allowance scholarship at the University rate; and
  • An applicant applying for an AHURI approved available HDR project, see: Available projects for research degrees

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD or MRes and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the AHURI Indigenous Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit and will be assessed by the School of Social Sciences HDR Scholarship Assessment Committee together with the UTAS AHURI Research Centre Director.

More information

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

  1. The Scholarship is to be known as the AHURI Indigenous Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship and may be offered following consultation with the UTAS AHURI Research Centre Director.
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for PhD or MRes applicants offered candidature as a PhD or MRes candidate, with a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  3. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant who is Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander; and
    2. An applicant applying for a PhD or Masters of Research (MRes) and a base living allowance scholarship at the University rate; and
    3. An applicant applying for a PhD or a MRes, in an area identified as being a research policy issue of relevance to AHURI research.
  4. The Scholarship selection will be undertaken by the School of Social Sciences HDR Scholarship Assessment Committee (overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research) and the UTAS AHURI Research Centre Director.
  5. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a MRes candidate’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the base living allowance stipend; or,
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the base living allowance stipend and is subject to the candidate:
      1. continuing in full-time study;
      2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office;
      3. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office.
  6. Scholarship holders are required to attend three AHRUI-led postgraduate symposiums over the course of their candidature, when practicable. The symposium is an event that assists in creating and fostering a housing research community for emerging researchers. Prior to their attendance, candidates must prepare a paper for presentation at the symposium.
  7. The Scholarship is subject to satisfactory performance. At the end of each year of candidature (prior to 30 June each year), formal written notice of satisfactory performance and continuing full-time enrolment must be provided to AHURI by the University.
  8. The Pro Vice-Chancellor and Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures, and the method and time of payment.

Overview

The (NHRP) is an annual, nationally competitive program funded by the Australian and all state/territory governments and managed by AHURI. The aim of the NHRP is to attract new candidates to housing, homelessness, cities, urban policy and related disciplines, to develop the quantity and quality of research talent in the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) network, and to maintain and improve the standard of the AHURI NHRP.

Value & Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship that provides $7,000pa for 3 years (PhD) or 2 years (Masters of Research (MRes))

Closing Date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • An applicant applying for a PhD or MRes, on a full-time load, and a base living allowance scholarship at the University rate; and
  • An applicant applying for an AHURI approved available HDR project, see: Available projects for research degrees

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD or MRes and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the AHURI National Housing Research Program Top-Up Scholarship.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit and will be assessed by the School of Social Sciences HDR Scholarship Assessment Committee together with the UTAS AHURI Research Centre Director.

More information

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

  1. The Scholarship is to be known as the AHURI National Housing Research Program Top-Up Scholarship and may be offered following consultation with the UTAS AHURI Research Centre Director.
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for PhD or MRes applicants offered candidature as a PhD or MRes candidate, with a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  3. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant applying for a PhD or Masters of Research (MRes), on a full-time load, and a base living allowance scholarship at the University rate; and,
    2. An applicant applying for a PhD or a MRes, in an area identified as being a research policy issue of relevance to AHURI research.
  4. Scholarship selection will be undertaken by the School of Social Sciences HDR Scholarship Assessment Committee (overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research) and the UTAS AHURI Research Centre Director.
  5. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD and 2 years for a MRes candidate’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the base living allowance stipend; or,
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the base living allowance stipend and is subject to the candidate:
      1. continuing in full-time study;
      2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office;
      3. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office.
  6. Scholarship holders are required to attend three AHRUI-led postgraduate symposiums over the course of their candidature, when practicable. The symposium is an event that assists in creating and fostering a housing research community for emerging researchers. Prior to their attendance, candidates must prepare a paper for presentation at the symposium.
  7. The Scholarship is subject to satisfactory performance. At the end of each year of candidature (prior to 30 June each year), formal written notice of satisfactory performance and continuing full-time enrolment must be provided to AHURI by the University.
  8. The Pro Vice-Chancellor and Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures, and the method and time of payment.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the ֱ are jointly offering PhD research scholarships to students from the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Applications for PhD candidature are invited from research areas including but not limited to:

  • Oceanography, marine, Antarctic, maritime, fisheries and aquaculture, including associated research in international policy and law
  • Geosciences including igneous petrology, geochemistry, melt/fluid inclusion research, volcanology, structural geology, tectonics, geophysics, ore petrology and geo-metallurgy
  • Agricultural research maximising the sustainable economic development of agricultural industries including dairy production, extensive agriculture, perennial horticulture, vegetable production and food safety, and addressing whole-of-industry issues, including biosecurity and climate change
  • Separation science research encompassing monolithic stationary phases, the development of new hyphenated and multidimensional separations, biomarkers for the Tasmania Devil Facial Tumour Disease, studies on stationary phase selectivity and capacity, retention modelling in ion chromatography and applications
  • Health and medical research including immunology, epidemiology, dementia and disease prevention
  • Fine, creative and performing arts, and musical performance and composition

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be accepted from applicants who have graduated from Chinese universities and institutions to study for a ֱ (UTAS) PhD degree, who meet eligibility requirements as prescribed by China Scholarship Council (CSC) and UTAS in accordance with rules and policies. If the successful candidate completes the requirements of the designated program and successfully defends their dissertation, they will be conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy degree by UTAS.

Entry requirements for the ֱ are outlined on the What is a Research Degree webpage.

Applicants must also meet the selection criteria as set out by .

Application and selection procedure

Applications for the 2024 CSC round are now closed. For more information visit the webpage.

Current donor funded scholarships

Overview

The Baillieu Research Scholarship was established by a gift from the Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu and family. The Baillieu family wished to support descendants of World War I veterans who had been killed, blinded or totally and permanently incapacitated during service.

Value & Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship that provides $8,500pa for 3.5 years

Closing Date

01 June 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate
  • An applicant applying for a PhD, or a current candidate who has been offered or has commenced a PhD, with a research project in Medicine, Law, Commerce, Economics or Architecture; and,
  • Preference for a fully qualified applicant or candidate who is the lineal descendant of an Australian soldier or sailor who, as the result of an occurrence happening during the period he was a member of the Forces, has died or has been blinded or has been permanently and totally incapacitated, with priority being given to World War I service. A statutory declaration can be used in support of this claim.

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Baillieu Research Scholarship. Please ensure to include a statutory declaration if you meet the preference eligibility criteria.

For current PhD candidates at the ֱ, who have been offered or awarded a living allowance base stipend, please complete and submit the Donor-Funded Scholarship Application form for Current Candidate (Word 74KB) to GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship. Heavier weighting will be applied to those applications that meet the preference eligibility criteria.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit.

One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.

More information

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

  1. The Baillieu Research Scholarship was established by a gift from the Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu and family in support of descendants of World War I veterans who had been killed, blinded or totally and permanently incapacitated during service.
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for applicants offered candidature as a PhD candidate, with a base living allowance stipend, or for current PhD candidates already holding or eligible for a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  3. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate
    2. An applicant applying for a PhD, or a current candidate who has been offered or has commenced a PhD, with a research project in Medicine, Law, Commerce, Economics or Architecture; and,
    3. Preference for a fully qualified applicant or candidate who is the lineal descendant of an Australian soldier or sailor who, as the result of an occurrence happening during the period he was a member of the Forces, has died or has been blinded or has been permanently and totally incapacitated, with priority being given to World War I service. A statutory declaration can be used in support of this claim.
  4. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research, with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 3. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research may select the final candidate if multiple applications are submitted across colleges.
  5. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years of the candidate’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the top-up; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the top-up and is subject to the student:
      1. Continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office
      3. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office
  6. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.
  7. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship from time to time with regard to the income from the Fund.
  8. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment.

Overview

The late Dianne Eerden made a substantial gift in her Will to the ֱ, to be used in the areas of neurosurgery or neuroscience. This gift forms the endowment of the "Dianne Eerden Elite Research Top-up Scholarship" (the Scholarship).

Value & Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship that provides $10,000pa for 3.5 years

Closing Date

01 June 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • A female graduate
  • An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate; and,
  • An applicant applying for PhD, with a research project in the area of neurosurgery or neuroscience.

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Dianne Eerden Elite Research Scholarship.

For current PhD candidates at the ֱ, who have been offered or awarded a living allowance base stipend, please complete and submit the Donor-Funded Scholarship Application form for Current Candidate (Word 74KB) to GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit.

One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.

More information

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

  1. An amount of $290,144 donated by the late Dianne Eerden to the ֱ Foundation, together with any future donations and accrued interest, (the Fund) forms the endowment of the "Dianne Eerden Elite Research Top-up Scholarship" (the Scholarship).
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for applicants offered candidature as a PhD candidate, with a base living allowance stipend, or for current PhD candidates already holding or eligible for a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  3. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. A female graduate
    2. An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate; and,
    3. An applicant applying for PhD, with a research project in the area of neurosurgery or neuroscience.
  4. If changes occur to courses, or the criteria in practice limits the number of applicants significantly, the University Graduate Research Office may modify the criteria with regard to the intention of the donor to ensure the scholarship can be awarded.
  5. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research, with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 3.
  6. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years of the candidate’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the top-up; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the top-up and is subject to the student:
      1. Continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress  as determined by the Graduate Research Office
      3. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office
  7. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.
  8. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship from time to time with regard to the income from the Fund.
  9. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment.

Overview

Janet Cretan is a respected member of the Tasmanian community, who has a long and involved history with the ֱ and the broader community. Her father, the Late Professor Keith Isles CMG was Vice-Chancellor of the University for a decade from 1957 to 1967. Being the daughter of the Vice-Chancellor, and at a challenging time for the University, meant that the University was a significant part of Janet’s life, living on the University campus in Sandy Bay.

Janet studied at the University on two occasions. In 1959 she completed a Bachelor of Economics with Honours and returned some years later to complete a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Classics in 1988.

Janet has been a significant supporter of the University for most of her life and, along with her husband Nick Cretan, has generously agreed to endow a perpetual scholarship for a PhD student researching in the fields of philosophy and sociology.

Value & Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship that provides $7,500pa for 3.5 years.

Closing Date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • An applicant applying for PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate: and,
  • An applicant applying for a PhD, or a current candidate who has been offered or has commenced a PhD, in an area identified as a research strength in the disciplines of Philosophy or Sociology

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Janet Cretan Elite Research Scholarship.

For current PhD candidates at the ֱ, who have been offered or awarded a living allowance base stipend, please complete and submit the Donor-Funded Scholarship Application form for Current Candidate (Word 74KB) to GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit, will be awarded upon endorsement from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee), a member of the Cretan Family (while they wish to be involved) and the Dean of Graduate Research (or nominee).

One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.

More information

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

  1. An amount of $100,000 donated by Mrs Janet and Mr Nick Cretan to the ֱ Foundation, together with a contribution of $50,000 provided by the ֱ Foundation, along with any interest from time to time forms the endowment component of a scholarship to be called the Janet Cretan Elite Research Scholarship (the Scholarship).
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up Scholarship for applicants offered candidature as a PhD candidate, with a base living allowance stipend, or for current PhD candidates already holding or eligible for a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  3. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant applying for PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate: and,
    2. An applicant applying for PhD, or a current candidate who has been offered or has commenced a PhD, in an area identified as a research strength in the disciplines of Philosophy or Sociology
  4. The Scholarship will be awarded following applications and with endorsement from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee), a member of the Cretan Family (while they wish to be involved) and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research (or nominee).
  5. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years of the candidate's course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship, and is subject to the candidate:
      1. Continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office
      3. Providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office
  6. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not held by a PhD candidate.
  7. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the scholarship from time to time having regard to the income from the endowment.
  8. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and the Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment.

Overview

The Limestone Valley How Family Trust was established at the ֱ from a bequest by the late John How. Named after Limestone Valley, the How family’s former cattle farm in Mole Creek, Tasmania his gift, will provide the Limestone Valley How Family PhD Scholarship to support medical research for one or more PhD candidates. The Scholarship will be supported along with a full University PhD stipend.

Value & Duration

This Scholarship is a top-up scholarship of $10,000pa (not indexed) for up to 3.5 years.

The Scholarship also includes up to $30,000 of funding support, which will be used to assist the successful applicant as agreed with by the Primary Supervisor and as approved by their Academic Unit. Funding support may include:

  • Overseas health cover insurance (for a single person)
  • University required Student Services and Amenities Fee
  • Project and career development
  • Travel to visit family during candidature (one trip)

Closing Date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The Limestone Valley How Family PhD Scholarship is a marquee scholarship awarded to outstanding applicants. The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate; and,
  • An applicant applying for a PhD with a research project in the area of Medical Research within an Academic Unit in the College of Health and Medicine.

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Limestone Valley How Family PhD Scholarship.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit.

Multiple Scholarships may be offered within a year and/or scholarship round.

More information

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

  1. The Limestone Valley How Family Trust has been established at the University from a bequest by the late John How. Administered by the Advancement Office, the purpose of the fund is to support medical research for one or more graduate students. This gift will provide the “Limestone Valley How Family PhD Scholarship” (the Scholarship) and will be supported with a full University PhD Stipend.
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a AUD $10,000pa top-up Scholarship and AUD $30,000 support package, for applicants offered PhD candidature, with a base living allowance stipend.
  3. The funding support package may be used for the following, and will be administered by the Academic Unit:
    1. Costs of overseas health cover insurance for a single person (international students).
    2. Payment of Student Services and Amenities Fee.
    3. Project and career development support, including support for internships, specialist training, and research project costs.
    4. Assistance to support interstate or international travel (one single economy return airline) to visit family during candidature (up to $3000)
  4. Additional support may be provided to the Scholarship recipient from Academic Units at their discretion as per existing agreements.
  5. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate; and,
    2. An applicant applying for a PhD with a research project in the area of Medical Research within an Academic Unit in the College of Health and Medicine.
  6. The Scholarship selection will be determined by demonstration of academic merit by an approved selection process overseen by the Associate Dean Research Performance within the College of Health and Medicine (or nominee), with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 5.
  7. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years of the candidate's course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship, and is subject to the candidate:
      1. Continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office
      3. Providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office
  8. The Scholarship will be open to applicants in all relevant scholarship rounds in 2024 and 2025.
  9. Multiple Scholarships may be offered within a year and/or scholarship round.
  10. The Limestone Valley How Family PhD Scholarship is a marquee scholarship awarded to top-tier applicants. Eligibility criteria will need to be met at a very high level. Applicants must satisfy the University entrance requirements to undertake a PhD with outstanding academic results and demonstrated research readiness. If applications of outstanding merit are not received the Scholarship may not be offered.
  11. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and the Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment of the top-up. The funding support package will be approved and administered by the Academic Unit.

Overview

As a result of an endowed gift from the late Lady Cuthbertson the ֱ can offer named research scholarships to honour the late Sir Harold Cuthbertson and the late Lady Cuthbertson. This gift, along with a contribution from the College of Science and Engineering, will provide a Cuthbertson Elite Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (Scholarship) in the areas of agricultural, horticultural, aquaculture or silviculture.

Value & Duration

This Scholarship consists of a base living allowance stipend of $32,192pa (2024 rate, indexed annually) and a top-up scholarship of $10,000pa (not indexed) for 3.5 years.

Closing Date

01 October 2024

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this Scholarship:

  • An applicant who has completed at least four years of tertiary education studies, with First Class Honours or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution
  • An applicant applying for a full-time PhD at the ֱ, with a research project in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, or silviculture
  • An applicant who has not been awarded a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature/scholarship
  • An applicant who is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Scholarship, in addition to a PhD and a base living allowance stipend, should visit the ֱ’s Apply Now website and complete an application. At the end of the application, within the Comment field, please advise that you are also applying for the Cuthbertson Elite Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for the Scholarship.

Provision of the award is determined by demonstration of academic merit, as well as by the personal qualities and achievements that are relevant to the applicant making a significant contribution to society.

More information

For detailed information about the conditions of award please see the University:

Please Note: This Scholarship does not cover costs and fees, such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee. This is the candidate's responsibility.

Please contact GraduateResearch.Scholarships@utas.edu.au for more information.

Upcoming donor funded scholarships

Overview

The Dr Daphne Cooper Scholarship (Scholarship) is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr Daphne Cooper who was a lecturer in the School of Psychology from 1960 until her retirement in 1975. Originally a graduate of the ֱ in Arts (1941), she undertook postgraduate studies in clinical psychology at University of Western Australia before completing her PhD in Psychology at the ֱ in 1971. Daphne's long-term interests in educational and developmental psychology reflect her early career in teaching and her work as a vocational guidance officer for the Tasmanian Education Department.

Type of Scholarship

Top-Up Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

August 2027*

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change

  1. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for applicants offered candidature as a PhD candidate, with a base living allowance stipend, or for current PhD candidates already holding or eligible for a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  2. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. an applicant applying for PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate; and,
    2. an applicant applying for a PhD with a research project in the School of Psychological Sciences, or a current PhD candidate with a research project in the School of Psychological Sciences.
  3. The Scholarship selection will be determined by demonstration of academic merit by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 2.
  4. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years of the candidate's course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship; or,
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship, and is subject to the candidate:
      1. continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office;
      2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office;
      3. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office.
  5. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship only being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.
  6. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship.
  7. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures, and the method and time of payment.

Overview

The late Dr Joan Woodberry AM, an alumna of the ֱ, bequeathed her estate to make a fellowship available at the ֱ. This gift, along with a contribution from the College of Science and Engineering will provide a fellowship available to talented women.

Type of Scholarship

Base Scholarship and Top-Up Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

March 2025*

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change

  1. The late Dr Joan Woodberry AM, an alumna of the ֱ, bequeathed her estate to make a fellowship available at the ֱ. This gift, along with a contribution from the College of Science and Engineering will provide a fellowship available to talented women.
  2. The Fellowship is to be known as the Dr Joan Woodberry Postgraduate Fellowship in Engineering or Bioscience.
  3. The Fellowship will be offered every two years.
  4. The Fellowship may only be awarded to an eligible postgraduate student at the ֱ. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. Female Australian citizen undertaking postgraduate study in the fields of engineering or bioscience at the ֱ.
  5. The Fellowship will be awarded by a selection committee made up of no less than three members made up of:
    • the Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology, or nominee/s
    • the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research, or nominee
    • Mr James Walker, executor of Dr Joan Woodberry’s estate, while he wishes to be involved
    • Dr Randy Rose, while he wishes to be involved
  6. The Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the fellowship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment of the fellowship.
  7. The Fellowship is tenable for 3.5 years, with no extension, of the student’s course of study. The duration of the Fellowship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Graduate Research Scholarship; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Graduate Research Scholarship and is subject to the student;
      1. Continuing in full-time study or part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Candidature Policy
      3. Providing a written report on their progress to the Graduate Research Office where specified in the conditions of the award.

Overview

Dr Kate McPherson was an inspirational teacher and educator who died prematurely in 2007 from motor neurone disease. Kate’s career had taken her from her native England to many parts of the world, teaching and working in adult migrant education and English as a second language programs before her final role at the ֱ lecturing in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages). She was highly regarded for her academic leadership in the area and for her compassion for her students.

Kate McPherson had expressed a desire through her estate to support the study in Australia of Fijian women graduates of the University of the South Pacific. Her hope was that such opportunity would assist them to overcome some of the limitations that poverty, political instability and gender place on educational and career opportunities for women in the region. Kate’s desire to support Fijian women in particular stemmed from her deep affection for the country and its people gained while working in the University in Suva and her wish to foster connections with Tasmania.

The trustees of her estate have established a scholarship in her name to allow students from Fiji to undertake postgraduate studies in education at the ֱ.

Type of scholarship

Base Scholarship

Next scheduled Offer

TBD

  1. An amount of $228,660 donated by the trustees to the Kate McPherson Foundation to the ֱ Foundation, together with a matching contribution provided by the ֱ Foundation, along with additional funds donated by friends and colleagues and with any interest from time to time, forms the endowment of a scholarship to be called the "Kate McPherson Scholarship”.
  2. The scholarship is to be awarded to a female graduate of the University of the South Pacific who is a citizen of the Fiji Islands and who is eligible to enrol in a postgraduate course in the Faculty of Education at the ֱ.
  3. The scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee comprising:
    1. Two trustees of the estate of the late Kate McPherson (while they wish to be involved)
    2. The Associate Dean Research of the College of Arts, Law and Education (or equivalent), or a nominee
    3. After the end of the involvement of both of the trustees, a person with an interest in Pacific affairs nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.
  4. The selection committee will set the selection criteria for the scholarship. However, in its selection it will give preference to students who in its view through their application for the scholarship have outlined a clearly articulated and realistic rationale for undertaking study in Tasmania and have a demonstrated commitment to return to the Fiji Islands on completion of the course of study.
  5. The scholarship is tenable for the normal duration of the postgraduate course selected by the student, with the approval of the selection committee, and any additional time granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research if the student is undertaking a Research Higher Degree.
  6. The student must study full-time in the approved postgraduate course. Part-time study may be permitted in certain circumstances with the approval of the selection committee.
  7. The Graduate Research Office may terminate a student’s scholarship or suspend it for up to one year if it considers the student’s progress is unsatisfactory. If the award is suspended, the selection committee may re-award the scholarship to the same student for a following year if it considers that the student’s academic record the previous year justifies that action.
  8. The Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment of the scholarship.
  9. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the scholarship from time to time having regard to the income from the endowment.
  10. After a reasonable period of operation of the scholarship, the trustees may approach the University to review its operation and extend the scholarship to other academic disciplines consistent with Kate McPherson’s wishes.

Overview

The late Merle White Weaver, a graduate of the ֱ, gifted a portion of her estate to establish a scholarship to encourage women graduates in the South-East Asian and Pacific area to pursue postgraduate study and research.

The funds are managed by TPT Wealth.

Type of Scholarship

Base Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

TBD

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change

Scholarship Conditions

  1. The late Merle White Weaver, a graduate of the ֱ, instructed in her Will that part of her Estate be used for the purpose of encouraging women graduates in the South-East Asian and Pacific area to pursue postgraduate study and research. The Estate is managed by TPT Wealth.
  2. The Scholarship is to be known as the Merle W Weaver Postgraduate Scholarship and may be offered following consultation with TPT Wealth.
  3. The Scholarship may only be awarded to an eligible applicant or candidate for postgraduate research at the ֱ.
  4. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. A female graduate from any university in the South-East Asia and Pacific area
      1. Excludes graduates from universities in Australia and New Zealand
    2. A citizen of a South-East Asian or Pacific area country
    3. An applicant applying for a Higher Degree by Research, or a current candidate who has been offered or has commenced a Higher Degree by Research, in any area at the ֱ
  5. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 4.
  6. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years, with no extension, of the candidate’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship and is subject to the candidate:
      1. Continuing in full-time study or part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Candidature Policy
      3. Providing a written report on their progress to the Graduate Research Office where specified in the conditions of the award.
  7. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship only being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a Higher Degree by Research candidate.
  8. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the scholarship, including advertising, application procedures, and the method and time of payment of the scholarship.

Overview

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Tasmanian Branch) has established the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Tasmanian Branch) Pharmacy Research Scholarship (Scholarship) to promote and foster the furtherance of research and post graduate education in pharmacy.

Type of Scholarship

Top-Up Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

April 2027*

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change

  1. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for applicants offered candidature as a PhD candidate, with a base living allowance stipend, or for current PhD candidates already holding or eligible for a base living allowance stipend at the University rate.
  2. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. an applicant applying for PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate; and,
    2. an applicant applying for a PhD with a research project in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, or a current PhD candidate with a research project in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
  3. The Scholarship selection will be undertaken  by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research Committee and overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 2.
  4. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years of the candidate's course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the base living allowance stipend; or,
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the base living allowance stipend and is subject to the candidate:
      1. continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office;
      2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Graduate Research Office;
      3. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Graduate Research Office.
  5. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship.
  6. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment.

Overview

The late Catherine Guy made a significant gift from her estate, in memory of the late Desmond Stuart Guy, to the ֱ to provide scholarships for engineering students. This gift, along with a contribution from the College of Science and Engineering will provide a postgraduate scholarship for an engineering student.

Type of Scholarship

Base Scholarship and Top-Up Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

July 2025*

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change.

  1. A donation from the late Desmond and Catherine Guy to the ֱ Foundation, together with co-funding from the School of Engineering and ICT, any future donations and accrued interest (the Fund) forms the endowment of a scholarship to be called ‘The Bill Guy Scholarship’ (the Scholarship).
  2. The Scholarship will be offered on completion.
  3. The Scholarship may only be awarded to an eligible postgraduate student studying at the ֱ in the Faculty of Engineering.
  4. If changes occur to courses, or the criteria in practice limits the number of applicants significantly, the University Graduate Research Office may modify the criteria with regard to the intention of the donors to ensure the Scholarship can be awarded.
  5. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research.
  6. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years, with no extension, of the student’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Graduate Research Scholarship; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Graduate Research Scholarship and is subject to the student;
      1. Continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office.
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Candidature Policy.
      3. Providing a written report on their progress to the Graduate Research Office where specified in the conditions of the award.
  7. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.
  8. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship from time to time in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research, with regard to income from the fund.
  9. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment to scholarship recipients.

Overview

The Banks Family have endowed the Max Banks Research Scholarship in Earth Sciences (Scholarship) in memory of Dr Maxwell R Banks AM for the benefit of students in the discipline of Geology/Earth Sciences. Dr Banks AM was a founding father of Geology at the ֱ, an accomplished academic and an esteemed faculty member in the ֱ Department of Geology from 1947 until 1990.

Type of Scholarship

Top-Up Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

June 2027*

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change

  1. An amount donated by The Banks Family (the Donor) to the ֱ Foundation, together with any future donations and accrued interest, (the Fund) forms the endowment of a scholarship to be called the “The Max Banks Research Scholarship in Earth Sciences” (the Scholarship).
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a top-up scholarship for applicants offered candidature as a PhD candidate, with a base living allowance stipend, or for current PhD candidates already holding or eligible for a base living  allowance stipend at the University rate.
  3. The Scholarship may only be awarded to an eligible Higher Degree by Research candidate studying at the ֱ in the discipline of Earth Sciences. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant applying for a PhD and a base living allowance stipend at the University rate, or a current PhD candidate who has been offered or awarded a base stipend at the University rate; and,
    2. An applicant applying for a PhD with a research project in the discipline of Earth Sciences, with a preference for Geology, or a current PhD candidate with a research project in the discipline of Earth Sciences, with a preference for Geology
  4. If changes occur to courses offered at the University at some time in the future, or should the criteria in practice limit the number of applicants significantly, the University's Graduate Research Office may modify the criteria, in consultation with the Donors, to ensure the scholarship can be awarded.
  5. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research, with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 3.
  6. The Scholarship is tenable for 3.5 years of the candidate's course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship; or,
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship, and is subject to the candidate:
      1. continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office
      2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Candidature Management and Higher Degree by Research Reviews of Progress Policies
      3. providing a written report on their progress to the Graduate Research Office where specified in the conditions of the award
  7. One Scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a PhD candidate.
  8. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship with regard to the income from the Fund. The value will be reviewed prior to advertisement of the Scholarship.
  9. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and the Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures, and the method and time of payment.
  10. The ‘Max Banks Research Scholarship in Earth Sciences Scholarship’ may only be held at the ֱ.

Overview

A generous donation from the disbanded Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship Hobart branch will support a post graduate position in the areas of dementia, heart complaints or cancer. The funds are managed by TPT Wealth.

Type of Scholarship

Base Scholarship

Next Scheduled Offer

TBD

*Please check back regularly as this date is subject to change

  1. This Scholarship is provided through a generous donation from the disbanded Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship Hobart branch. The funds are managed by TPT Wealth.
  2. The Scholarship is to be known as the Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship Medical Research Trust Scholarship and may be offered following consultation with TPT Wealth.
  3. The Scholarship is provided to a student for research in the areas of dementia, heart complaints or cancer.
  4. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. An applicant applying for a Higher Degree by Research, or a current candidate who has been offered or has commenced a Higher Degree by Research, with a research project in the areas of dementia, heart complaints, or cancer
  5. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research, with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as details in clause 4.
  6. The Scholarship is tenable for up to 3.5 years, with no extension, of the candidate’s course of study. The duration of the Scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. Towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship; or
    2. Towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship and is subject to the candidate:
      1. Continuing in full-time study or part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research office
      2. Continuing to make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Candidature Policy
      3. Providing a written report on their progress to the Graduate Research Office where specified in the conditions of the award
  7. One scholarship will be offered at any time, with the Scholarship only being open to application at any time it is not currently being held by a Higher Degree by Research candidate.
  8. The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Research and Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the scholarship, including advertising, application procedures, and the method and time of payment of the scholarship.

Key dates

If you are applying for a project with an available scholarship, please check the closing and outcome dates for each round and ensure you have submitted your completed application on time. Please allow enough time to contact the proposed supervisor and collect all relevant documentation prior to submitting.

Applications close at 11.59pm AEST.

Scholarship rounds 2024

Round StatusDiscipline Open to*Commencing Application closing date Outcomes Provided
CLOSEDALL disciplinesInternational & Domestic applicants20241st Feb 202412th April 2024
Open ALL disciplines Domestic applicants ONLY20241st  June 20244th Aug 2024
OpenALL disciplinesInternational & Domestic applicants20251st Oct 20244th Dec 2024

*Where a round specifies a specific citizenship type, only those with that type of citizenship will be eligible to apply for that round.

Applications received after the closing date of a round will ONLY be considered (at the next available round) if a suitable applicant is not found by the round outcome date.

Please note, projects with a guaranteed scholarship may have a different closing date to those listed above. Please check each project advertisement carefully.

Fees

Domestic candidates

Domestic candidates do not pay fees for a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at the ֱ (UTAS). The Australian Government currently provides funding to all Australian universities to cover the cost of research degree places through the .

Domestic candidates undertaking Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A) or Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science (S6O) must complete an eCAF form via (). This is for Government reporting purposes, there are no tuition fees or a HECS-HELP debt incurred by the candidate for X5A or S6O.

Other applicable fees, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) will be the responsibility of the candidate.

International candidates

International candidates pay a flat annual fee, please see the tuition fee rates (per annum) for 2024 (PDF 152.3 KB).

The  requires evidence that applicants for a student visa have sufficient funds to complete their studies.

You need to consider the following expenses:

  • HDR tuition fees
  • Visa and medical (pre-departure) fees
  • General living expenses
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Return airfares

Please also review  and evidence of funds.

International candidates may request the ֱ provide a quote for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as part of the application process. The standard costs for the different levels of cover are:

Course type Single cover Couples/Single Parent cover Family cover
PhD course AUD $4,254 AUD $17,310 AUD $27,300
Masters by Research AUD $1,714 AUD $6,965 AUD $10,958

Research costs

The School/Institute you enrol through at the ֱ is responsible for meeting all 'direct research costs' that are necessary to undertake your HDR project. This includes:

  • Access to resources or facilities at the ֱ or other organisations in Australia or overseas
  • Travel to complete fieldwork, collect data, or to visit libraries or other repositories
  • Training in techniques

External Candidates: As per the HDR Admissions and Enrolment Policy, your College acknowledged that by supporting external candidates, all additional costs related to external candidature can be met by the Candidate, the research project or the academic unit of enrolment.

Funding may be available for supplementary research that is not essential to your project, but will enhance your research experience at the ֱ.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

All candidates must pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which we use to improve student services. This cost is included in international tuition fees, however domestic candidates are charged separately.

How to apply

Applicants should complete an application in conjunction with their supervisory team. Please indicate on the application if you wish to be considered for a scholarship.

Future candidates should review the scholarship information above and then visit our Apply Now page for further instructions. Applications for scholarships will be reviewed and ranked on a competitive basis.

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