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Scholarships & Bursaries

University of Tasmania Elite Sports Scholarship

Originally known as the ‘Tasmania University Sports Scholarship’, the University of Tasmania introduced these scholarships in 1992 to help outstanding University of Tasmania student athletes achieve their sporting and academic goals. To ensure the long-term existence of this Scholarships Program, the University of Tasmania Sports Scholarship Trust was established in 2002 with generous contributions from the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA).

All applicants for the Elite Sports Scholarship are encouraged to apply for the Elite Athlete Program:



Available to both commencing and current students who excel in sport and are undertaking any undergraduate or postgraduate degree course in the first half of 2023. Students who receive a Sports Scholarship are expected to make a contribution to University sports clubs. Five awards are available; up to four for Tasmanian students or students from Interstate, and one for a student who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

On-going Eligibility

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


$5,000 cash incentive plus a 12 month UniGym student membership


One year

Closing Date

31 January 2023 (extended, initial Closing date 31 October 2022)


Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

Application status

Closed. Shortlisted applicant/s advised.