University of Tasmania, Australia

UTAS Home | UTAS Staff | UTAS Contacts

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

UTAS Home > IMAS Home >  Scholarships


IMAS offers a number of generous scholarships for eligible domestic and international students undertaking Honours, Masters by Coursework and Higher Degree by Research study.

Honours & Masters by Coursework

A number of scholarships will be offered to highly ranked students who have completed an undergraduate degree at UTAS or another Australian or international university and who plan to undertake an IMAS Honours course (K4B, K4F, S4G and S4E), or Master of Marine and Antarctic Science commencing in either semester one or two in 2013. More information about these scholarships...

Scholarships and Bursaries provides a complete list of Honours and Masters by Coureswork scholarships and information about eligibliity, award conditions and application processes.

For more information contact:

For Honours scholarships: Honours Coordinator Dr Kelvin Michael

For Masters Scholarships: Masters Coordinator Dr Catriona Hurd

Higher Degree by Research (Masters and PhD)

There are a range of scholarship options for domestic and international Higher Degree by Research Candidates interested in undertaking a degree in IMAS.

All scholarships are offered for 3 years with a possible 6 month extension.

Applications can be made at any time throughout the year. The Graduate Research Office provides detailed information about all HDR scholarships including eligibility, award conditions and application processes.

Tuition fees apply to all international applicants. IMAS tuition fee scholarships are available on a competitive basis to appropriate applicants undertaking research projects closely aligned with IMAS research objectives. Other scholarships options are listed below. We encourage you to also investigate funding opportunities in your home country.

IMAS Scholarships 

For more information about scholarships, please visit the Graduate Research Office website.

Please review the list of available IMAS projects and/or our list of supervisors

*NEW* Antarctic Krill Research Scholarships 

Funding for 2 PhD student scholarships has been obtained through an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to study Antarctic krill. Antarctic krill are an important species in the Southern Ocean supporting most of the Antarctic birds and mammals. More information and how to apply

*NEW* International Environmental Law and Governance Scholarships 
The UTAS Faculty of Law and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies are seeking national and international applicants for a PhD scholarship (AUD$25,849 p/a over 3 years) in the field of international environmental law and governance. More information and how to apply.
NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub Scholarships

The University of Tasmania is the host institution for 12 National Environmental Research Program (NERP) Marine Biodiveristy Hub Scholarships valued at AUD$24,653 p.a. These scholarships are available through IMAS.  A list of available projects is available on the Marine Biodiversity Hub website.

CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science (QMS) Scholarships

In 2014 QMS will offer:

  • 2 International Living Allowance Scholarships valued at AUD$24,653 p.a. 
  • 4 Elite Scholarships valued at AUD$32,000p.a.  
  • 4 Standard scholarships valued at AUD$27,653p.a.

Applicants should have a major in physical sciences, life sciences, physics, mathematics, statistics, geomatics or engineering and have either a strong mathematics background or develop adequate skills through coursework.

For information about the program including requirements specific to QMS and a list of approved QMS projects please visit the QMS website.

CSIRO Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships

CSIRO National Research Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who are enrolled in a PhD at an Australian university, and who will be working on a project which is directly relevant to a Flagship. For more information visit the CSIRO website.

Other scholarship options for international students

International students can apply for the following scholarships to cover their tuition fees.

Students from France who are interested in undertaking a joint degree program can enrol in the Cotutelle PhD Program at UTAS. Tuition fees are only paid at the applicants home institution.

Students from other overseas countries who are interested in a joint degree program may be interested in a Conjoint Doctoral Degree. Tuition fees are only paid at the applicants home institution.

For more information contact:

The IMAS Graduate Research Manager, who can provide advice about application processes.