Destination Australia Scholarship for International Students, 2022/2023

The Destination Australia scholarship Program was announced as part of the ‘Planning for Australia’s Future Population’ on 20 March 2019. The objective of the grant opportunity is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary providers and offer students a quality learning experience. The University of Tasmania is proud to be a provider under the Destination Australia Scholarship Program and welcomes students to study at Australia’s fourth oldest university.

Destination Australia Scholarship for International Students

Pay for uni later with a HELP loan

Costs should never get in the way of university.
If you’re an eligible domestic student, you can take advantage of an interest-free loan from the Government, which means you can pay your tuition fees later. This is called a HELP loan. There are a few different options, but the most common are called HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP.


To apply for a HELP loan, you need to submit an application. You will receive instructions on how to do that after you accept your course offer. Find out more at When to pay your fees. South Asia scholarship at University of Tasmania

The Government pays your HELP loan fees directly to us, and you only need to start paying them back to the Government when you earn a certain amount. For more information, head to Australian Government StudyAssist.

What fees to pay
Tuition fees

Each semester, you pay for whatever units you enroll in as part of your course. Available units and their fees are listed on your course page. Each course falls under two categories:

  • Commonwealth supported place (CSP) courses; and
  • full fee-paying courses.

Payless with a Commonwealth Supported Place

A Commonwealth-supported place (CSP) means that the Government pays part of your fees. It’s a subsidy, not a loan, so you don’t have to pay it back. Your course page will tell you if it is a CSP course.

The remaining balance is called your ‘student contribution amount’. You might be eligible to defer this with a HECS-HELP loan from the Government.

If your course doesn’t offer CSPs, that means it’s full fee-paying. This means you’ll need to pay the full amount, but you can still get a FEE-HELP loan if eligible.

When to pay your fees

Payments are due 14 days before the census date of each semester. Census dates are the last day you can withdraw from a unit without financial penalty. It’s also the date you’ll need to apply for a HELP loan by or accept an offer in a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP). Census dates are important to your enrolment, so make sure you check the census date each semester.

Usually, you pay per semester for the units you undertake. To avoid being sanctioned, it’s important that you pay your fees on time. Sanctions include not being able to view your results, or possibly graduating.

Some courses offer fee waivers, which means you may not have to pay anything. If you’re awarded a scholarship, this will be paid directly to you at different intervals, such as at the start of the semester. Learn more about scholarships for domestic students and international students.


In some circumstances, international students can apply for a payment plan for their tuition fees. However, commencing students are not able to accept an offer with a payment plan. To learn about eligibility criteria, please refer to Student forms.


How to pay your fees

Once you’ve been offered a place, you’ll have access to the Student Portal. This is where you’ll find everything about enrolment and fees. You’ll find nearly everything fees-related, including information on applying for Commonwealth Assistance, creating invoices, making payments, and checking sanctions. Find out more University of Tasmania scholarships fees and costs

Find out more about payment methods at How do I pay my fees?

To avoid having your enrolment canceled:

  • Make sure you submit all the required documentation to pay your fees by the due date.
  • If you’re a CSP student, you must submit a Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF or eCAF) or provide a Tax File Number.

Fee waivers

The University has an arrangement with a number of organizations, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. As part of this arrangement, we provide ongoing support and learning opportunities by offering fee waivers in a range of courses. Fee waivers are also available for university staff and alumni.


Available to onshore international students who are commencing a full-time bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or postgraduate coursework degree for the first time at the University of Tasmania in 2022 in either Hobart, Launceston, or Cradle Coast. To be eligible, students must be commencing studies at the University for the first time and be studying on a valid student visa. Selection will be based on academic merit and the quality of a written application.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a Credit (5.0/7.0) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of each semester.

Recipients must also remain enrolled at the campus in which they have been offered the scholarship to study at (at least 75% of all studies must be undertaken on campus) and maintain a valid Student Visa for the duration of the scholarship.


  • $15,000 per year


  • Up to four years

Closing Date

  • 31 October 2022

How to Apply

Apply online prior to the closing date.

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

Application status

Opened. Successful applicant/s advised

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