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Scholarships at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

There are 98 scholarships available at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Carbohydrate Chemistry Research Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If you're applying for this scholarship to complete your research masters, you must have one of:

  • a completed recognised bachelor honours degree
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale)
  • relevant professional or research experience (as determined by the faculty).

If you're applying for this scholarship to complete your PhD, you must:

  • have a research masters degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related field (if applying for PhD)
  • fulfill our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) admission criteria, including English language requirements.

Preferably you will have organic chemistry and analytical experience in spectrometry and chromatography techniques.

Application details

Students must submit the completed application form along with the following documents: 

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date resume
  • full academic transcript
  • contact details of three referees (email, address and phone number)
  • a summary (up to two pages) of your scientific career to date and research interests.

Value details

A living allowance of AUD $32,000 per year (tax free) for 3 years. International students will also receive a fee sponsorship

Application deadline

Expected April 2019

WH Bryan Earth Sciences PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be applying for a PhD in the area of earth sciences and not yet received or accepted a PhD scholarship offer or be enrolled and commenced a PhD. The WH Bryan Earth Sciences PhD Scholarship is to support a new student and project.

Applications are open to future PhD candidates hosted by Queensland universities that teach in the earth sciences:

  • QUT
  • University of Queensland
  • James Cook University.

Application details

Students can send the application form through mail along with the following requirements: 

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • full academic transcript
  • a brief statement outlining the reasons you are applying for the scholarship, and how it fits into your future career project description, including research significance
  • statement of support for your research from your proposed principal QUT PhD supervisor.

Value details

A living allowance of AUD $32,000 each year (tax free) for three years; a research project funding allowance of AUD $18,000 each year (tax free) for three years.

Application deadline

Expected April 2019

School of Accountancy Accelerate Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships are competitive and based on merit.

You must:

  • be applying to start a Master of Philosophy in Semester 1, 2018
  • have a grade point average (GPA) of 6 or above in your previous studies
  • conduct your research on one of these approved topics:
  1. Addressing the cash economy: evidence from foreign jurisdictions
  2. Agricultural Cooperatives: considering performance and accountability
  3. Blockchain technology and its implications for accounting
  4. Corporate board gender diversity and accounting conservatism
  5. Fraudulent financial reporting in China
  6. The relationship between taxes and corporate social responsibility: a study of socio political determinants.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value of scholarship

10,28,142 a year

Application deadline

29 September 2018

Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • have a 4-year bachelor degree
  • be studying or applying for a PhD, research masters, or professional doctorate
  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide a confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent form stamped with a common seal belonging to a registered organisation.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

A scholarship, indexed annually (AUD $27,082 in 2018). The scholarship is tax exempt, and is for living costs for up to 2 years for masters students and 3 years for PhD students; a AUD $1,520 relocation allowance (domestic students only).

Application deadline

30 September 2018

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (International)

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Australian Government requires you to:

  • be an international student enrolled in an accredited research degree (HDR course of study) at and Australian higher education provider (HEP)
  • not be receiving income from another source to support your general living costs while studying, if that income is greater than 75% of your RTP stipend rate. Income not related to your course of study or income received for you course of study but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.

If you also hold an Australian Government RTP Fees Offset scholarship, you must:

  • not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth that's designed to offset research degree (HDR) fees.

Application details

You must register your interest for a scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.

If you have already applied for admission and want to be considered in the annual scholarship round, register your interest by contacting the Research Students Centre.

Value details

A scholarship, indexed annually (AUD $27,082 in 2018). The scholarship is tax exempt, and is for living costs for up to 2 years for master students and 3 years for PhD students. You can also apply for: a AUD $420 (masters by research), or AUD $840 (PhD) thesis allowance after submitting your thesis.

Application deadline

30 September 2018

QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship (WRE)

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Students must have a first-class (H1) or upper-second-class (H2A) honours degree, or equivalent. If they are not sure if their qualifications are equivalent to first-class honours; be accepted into a masters by research, PhD, or professional doctorate; be able to demonstrate a significant interruption to their academic career.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

You'll receive: a scholarship, indexed annually (AUD $27,082 in 2018) for up to 3 years. You can also apply for: a AUD $1,520 relocation allowance.

Application deadline

30 September 2018

Graduate School of Business Women in Leadership Excellence Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • apply for and receive an offer to study one of:
  1. Executive Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GS89). Completing this course allows you to progress to the Executive Master of Business Administration (GS50), with the graduate certificate making up 48 credit points of the Executive MBA.
  2. Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector) (GZ34). If you're a Queensland Public Service employee, you must have your employer's support to study this course.
  • start studying in 2018
  • identify as a leader, and be willing to contribute to the QUT Graduate School of Business and the Fostering Executive Women program as an active member and ambassador.

Application details

Students should email the completed application forms to QUT Graduate School of Business. Application should include: a letter summarising why they are applying, and showing evidence of their suitability for the scholarship; a brief summary of their background, including their: academic background; work experience; business and community achievements and a statement about how the course they have chosen will contribute to their academic, business and personal leadership development.

Value details

Students will receive: a scholarship covering their tuition fees and three additional executive coaching sessions with a Graduate School of Business coach.

Application deadline

31 October 2018

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

Please contact the provider

Application deadline

31 October 2018

Getting Started Indigenous Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander and provide Confirmation of Aboriginality to the Oodgeroo Unit at QUT
  • be graduating from Year 12 in 2018
  • have completed high school in Australia and be an Australian citizen
  • show evidence of academic ability in high school or TAFE results
  • be starting university for the first time in Semester 1, 2019
  • demonstrate a commitment to a career in business
  • show leadership qualities.

You must also have applied for through QTAC for a part-time or full-time place in a Bachelor of Business single or double degree, including if you're seeking admission through the Centralised Assessment Selection Program (CASP).

Application details

Students must send their completed application to the Business School Scholarships Coordinator.

Value details

A one-year scholarship of AUD $4,000, paid as AUD $2,000 per semester, in March and August.

Application deadline

9 November 2018

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be graduating Year 12 in 2017 or have graduated Year 12 in 2016
  • have an OP 1 or 2 (or equivalent) excluding bonus OPs/ranks
  • be starting university for the first time in 2018

You must also be one of:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident
  • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • an international student who has completed high school in Australia or an Australian curriculum overseas.

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • remain enrolled full-time
  • maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or higher in each semester.

You can:

take a leave of absence for up to 12 months (in accordance with our student rules), but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

Application details

Students should apply online.

Value details

You will receive one of: 80 scholarships worth AUD $30,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a stipend of AUD $3,750 after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for the standard duration of your course, for up to four years (AUD $7,500 per year). 10 scholarships worth AUD $10,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a study stipend of AUD $2,500 after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for the first four semesters of your course.

Application deadline

16 November 2018

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Visual and Performing Arts)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must be one of:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen a permanent resident
  • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • an international student who has completed high school in Australia.

You must:

  • remain enrolled full-time
  • maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 5 or above in each semester.

You can:

take a leave of absence for up to 12 months (in accordance with our student rules), but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during a leave of absence.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can re-apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship the next year, provided that you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime
  • hold any other scholarship, except an Equity Scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

Application details

You don't need to apply for this scholarship. We'll assess your eligibility when we receive your application for your course.

Value details

A scholarship valued at AUD $30,000 paid in installments of AUD $5,000 each semester for 3 years.

QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Students must be: a full-time or part-time first-year student; experiencing financial hardship; offered a place in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or double degree incorporating the Bachelor of Laws and an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Application details

Students must send the completed application form along with the following documents recent curriculum vitae, copies of any relevant documentation to support claims (eg. health care card) copies of any relevant selected materials. Applications should be marked 'Confidential' on the envelope and forwarded to: Law Founders’ Scholarship, QUT Faculty of Law, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane Qld 4001.

Value details

A scholarship valued at approximately AUD $10,000, paid over a number of semesters (usually 2-8 semesters)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship for Diagnostic Genomics

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be studying a Master of Diagnostic Genomics full-time
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail along with the following requirements: your previous academic record, your publication record, details of any presentations at scientific meetings, evidence of meritorious professional achievements or contributions (e.g. committee memberships, professional awards).

Value details

A AUD $5,000 scholarship, paid in two installments after the census date of each semester for one year.

Data61 PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Data61 PhD Scholarship and Data61 Top-up Scholarship are open to domestic and international students.

You must have already applied for, or have already started a PhD research program at QUT.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

A full stipend set at a rate equivalent to the Research Training Program base rate (AUD $27,082 in 2018). The top-up scholarship is valued up to AUD $15,000 per year.

Brown Group Biomedical Engineering and Materials Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must apply for and be admitted to our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Your research proposal much be innovative and high impact.

We'll accept applications from candidates from any academic background, provided you meet the eligibility requirements for the PhD.

Application details

You may then apply through a formal assessment process, based on interviews, written work and references.

Value details

AUD $27,082 per year, tax free for up to 3 years.

Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility details

You must:

  • have competed Year 12 (or a gap year) in 2017
  • be starting university for the first time in 2018
  • identify as female
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident
  • have a minimum OP 5
  • be applying to start one of:
  1. Bachelor of Information Technology
  2. Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  3. a double degree including one of the above.

Eligible applicants will:

  • be keen to foster growth and recognition of the contribution of female technologists to the profession and the broader community
  • be able to effectively balance study with other pursuits
  • be able to increase diversity and support, and influence others to achieve greater things
  • work well and communicate easily with their peers, in teams and with others in the technology community
  • be committed to personal awareness and growth.

Application details

Students should apply online.

Value details

AUD $6,000 paid over two years

Influence of Perceived Risk on Adoption of Sustainable Transport Modes

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Students must have :

  • a masters degree in a relevant area (e.g., psychology, behavioural sciences, transport engineering, urban planning public health, geography) that included a significant research component (no less than 33% of the total degree)
  • have excellent written communication skills.

Application details

To apply, email the following documentation to Ashlea Haddow, Education and International Development Officer, CARRS‑Q, QUT:

  • summary (up to two pages) of your career
  • up-to-date version of your CV
  • full academic transcript
  • details of three referees including their email, address and contact number.

Applications for this scholarship will remain open until a suitable applicant has been appointed.

Value details

A scholarship of AUD $30,000 per annum, tax exempt and indexed annually, for a period of three years will be provided to the successful applicant plus AUD $10,000 for project funds.

China Scholarship Council Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • meet the China Scholarship Council requirements, as outlined on the China Scholarship Council website (in Mandarin)
  • apply for and be admitted to a PhD, research masters or professional doctorate at QUT
  • meet the English language requirements for the scholarship:
  1. IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no subscore below 6
  2. TOEFL overall score of 90, with no subscore below 20

meet the academic requirements for the scholarship:

  • for masters courses: a completed bachelor degree with first class or upper-second-class (2A) honours or equivalent
  • for PhDs: a completed masters degree.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

A tuition fee waiver for the duration of your course, which is normally one year for masters students and three years for doctoral students. You'll receive from the China Scholarship Council: funding for living allowances, one return airfare, funding for visa applications, health insurance. You will also receive a QUT/CSC Top- Up Scholarship which provides an annual stipend of approximately A$7,000 for QUT/CSC PhD scholarship recipient for up to 3 years.

Herston Lions Club Centennial Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

You must be:

  • commencing undergraduate study in 2018
  • from a regional, rural or remote area
  • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled at the Queensland University of Technology at course census date.

Application details

To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • fully complete the Herston Lions Club Centennial Indigenous Scholarship application form 
  • provide proof of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander heritage status (if not already provided to the Oodgeroo Unit)
  • submit a written response of 500 words or less answering how will the scholarship will support your first year of study.

Value details

You'll receive one of two scholarships valued at AUD $500.

Australian Government Scholarships (Australia Awards)

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Australian Government offers scholarships for study, focusing on skills and leadership development. These goals of these awards are to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their home country
  • build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels.

Application details

Students have to be applying for a QUT course to apply for this scholarship.

Value details

Please contact the provider

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