Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions
Scholarships for International Students
How do I apply for a TIS?
You must apply to study at UTAS in order for your application to be assessed. International students who submit an application to study most courses at UTAS will be automatically assessed for a TIS. Students will be assessed for TIS eligibility on the basis of their final results in their highest level completed qualification prior to commencing their UTAS program. This includes secondary, diploma and degree level courses.
What results are required to be awarded a TIS?
Generally applicants will require the equivalent to a B+ average (overall) to be eligible for a TIS. As qualifications and grading scales can vary significantly from country to country, your application will be assessed on merit by an Admissions Officer. Please note that eligibility will only be assessed after you apply. Assessments will not be provided over the phone, in person, or in cases where required documentation is incomplete.
I was not awarded a TIS prior to commencing my course. I have received good grades after my first semester of studies at UTAS. Can I be reassessed for a TIS?
No. The TIS is awarded upon entry into the course only.
I am in receipt of a TIS and intend to do honours. Will I continue to receive a TIS for my honours year?
Applicants who received a TIS for their Bachelor degree studies with UTAS who are continuing on to an Honours degree will be awarded a TIS for their Honours degree.
I am not in receipt of a TIS and intend to do honours. Can I be awarded a TIS for my honours year?
Applicants who undertook their Bachelor degree with UTAS and were not originally in receipt of a TIS will be assessed for TIS eligibility on the basis of their final results for the UTAS degree undertaken. Such students are eligible for a TIS if they have a Distinction average/GPA 5.25/7 or above.
What programs is TIS not available for?
TIS is currently not available for diploma and advanced diploma level seafaring courses offered by the AMC, Bachelor of Medicine- Bachelor of Surgery, Graduate Certificate of Education (Distance), Master of Education (Distance), Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Information Informatics), Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics), Master of Clinical Pharmacy, Master of Economic Geology, Masters by Research and Phd programs.
I am in receipt of a TIS and have just received a scholarship/sponsorship from my country’s government, employer or an external scholarship body. Am I still entitled to a TIS?
If you are in receipt of a scholarship/sponsorship from your country’s government, employee or external scholarship body which covers your tuition fees, you are not entitled to a TIS. Students who are in receipt of both will need to forfeit their TIS.
I am in receipt of a TIS and have just been awarded a scholarship/bursary from the UTAS Scholarships & Prizes Office. Can I have both?
This will depend upon the amount of the scholarship/prize/bursary offered by UTAS. The Scholarships & Prizes Office will consider on a case by case basis.
I am currently in receipt of a TIS. Am I also entitled to one of the other 10% discounts provided by the Student Centre?
No. You may only ever be in receipt of one scholarship or discount at one time.
What will happen to my scholarship if I fail a subject?
Your TIS will be cancelled if you fail two (2) or more 12.5% unit or one (1) 25% unit within a one academic year period.
My TIS has been cancelled. Can I reapply?
No. Once a TIS has been cancelled, it cannot be reinstated for the current or any future program you are undertaking. A TIS will only be reinstated if an appeal in received within the specified appeals period and if this is successful.
My TIS has been cancelled. If I change courses, can I be reassessed for a TIS?
No. Once a TIS has been cancelled, it cannot be reinstated for any course change or future program you may wish to undertake.
I have been excluded from my course. Will I be reassessed for a TIS if I apply for a new course?
If you have been excluded from your course, you will also have your TIS cancelled. Once a TIS has been cancelled, it cannot be reinstated for any course change or future program you may wish to undertake.
My enrolment has been cancelled due to unpaid fees. Will my TIS be cancelled?
You may have your TIS cancelled if your enrolment/CoE is cancelled for any semester of study. If you choose to reapply for your course, the Admissions Officer will reassess you for a TIS.
My TIS has been cancelled. Can I appeal this decision?
An appeal must be lodged within two (2) weeks of receiving notification of cancellation. Details of the appeals process will be sent with your cancellation notification. You will be notified of the outcome within two (2) weeks of the appeal due date.
My TIS appeal was unsuccessful. Can I reappeal this decision?
Yes. If you are unhappy with the decision made on your appeal, you can apply to have your appeal reconsidered. You must do so in the time frame specified in your appeal outcome letter and you must provide further significant documentary evidence to support your case.
I am not in receipt of a TIS. Can I be considered for other scholarships or bursaries?
Only International students who have completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia can apply for scholarships and bursaries for commencing students. As an International student, once you’ve completed at least one semester of study at UTAS you may then apply for awards for current students.
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