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AMSA First Year Access Scholarship for Maritime Studies

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is Australia's national agency responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime aviation search and rescue. AMSA are motivated by their vision of Safe and clean seas, saving lives.

As Australia's national regulatory body, AMSA promote the safety and protection of the marine environment and combat ship-sourced pollution. AMSA provide the infrastructure for safety of navigation in Australian waters, and maintain a national search and rescue service for the maritime and aviation sectors.



Available to a student commencing the first year of an undergraduate degree at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Semester 1, 2023.

Selection will be based on demonstration of financial need or social disadvantage, and the applicant's aspiration to work in the industry and having career goals, which align with AMSA's vision and mission. Financial need or social disadvantage includes students living with financial hardship and those in remote and rural locations.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.

Applicants must also be willing to complete a pre and post scholarship survey aimed at monitoring the impact of the AMSA scholarship.




One year

Closing Date

28 February 2023


Please apply online via the scholarships portal prior to the closing date.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.