Annual scholarship round

What is the annual scholarship round?

Each year we award a limited number of scholarships to students of exceptional research potential who are applying for a research masters, PhD or professional doctorate.

Because scholarship numbers are limited, we conduct one highly competitive scholarship selection round each year, which we call our annual scholarship round.

When can I apply?

To be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual round, you must apply for a research course before 30 September.

We award scholarships in early December, with funding starting the next calendar year.

What can scholarships be used for?

QUT research scholarships provide funding to assist with general living costs. We also have top-up scholarships to supplement living costs and sponsorships to cover tuition fees. Some scholarships also have associated allowances for relocation and thesis expenses.

Am I eligible to apply for an annual round scholarship?

You must have achieved a specific minimum level of academic excellence to be eligible to apply for each scholarship. Some scholarships also have other eligibility criteria that you must meet to be able to apply.

Read each scholarship's conditions and rules for the full eligibility criteria.

English language proficiency

If you're an international student you must have met our English language proficiency requirements (PDF file, 68.84 KB) before 30 September.

Which scholarships can I apply for?

The scholarships available in the annual round are:

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (Domestic)
Pays a living allowance to domestic students.
QUT Postgraduate Research Awards (QUTPRA)
Pays a living allowance to international students.
Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)
Pays a living allowance to a student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship (WRE)
Pays a living allowance to a female student who can demonstrate a significant interruption to her academic career.

There are also faculty-funded, institute-funded and top-up scholarships available.

How do I apply for annual round scholarships?

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.

Already a QUT research student?

If you're currently enrolled in a research masters, PhD or professional doctorate at QUT, you must apply online through HiQ between 1 September and 11.59pm on 30 September in any year.

You'll need to include an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your research achievements.

If you're applying for a QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship (WRE), you'll need to attach a supporting statement explaining how you meet the scholarship's eligibility criteria.


Research Scholarships

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