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Scholarships & Bursaries

Southern Lights Access Scholarship

Established by the University of Tasmania as an opportunity for students to change their lives through education, these scholarships are made available through the generosity of alumni and friends providing gifts to the University of Tasmania's Southern Lights Scholarship Program. The award is offered as part of the University of Tasmania Access Scholarship scheme.



Available to commencing and/or continuing students studying in an undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania in the first half of 2021. Selection will be based on the applicant’s demonstration of financial need and the desire to succeed in their studies. Preference may be given to commencing students who have to reside away from home in order to attend university or, because of family or other commitments, have to travel a significant distance to attend a university campus.

On-going Eligibility

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


$5,000 per year


Up to four years (does not include separate one-year Honours course)

Closing Date

31 October 2020


Students wishing to apply for this award should apply for a 'University of Tasmania Access Scholarship' -

Application status

Closed. Applications are being assessed.