There are a variety of scholarships you can apply for throughout the year and some scholarships that are only awarded in our scholarship rounds.

We hold two scholarship rounds each year. You can apply for one round at a time depending on your start date:

  • Round 2 will open in early 2022, and is for new students who want to start their course between 1 July and 14 December 2022.
  • Round 1 applications are now closed.

Scholarship round 1

Applications for round 1 are now closed. We won't consider late applications.

Outcomes will be released from 24 November 2021.


You must have achieved academic excellence to be considered in our competitive scholarship rounds.

Scholarships are awarded to the most competitive applicants, based on our eligibility and ranking criteria (PDF file, 251.0 KB).

International students

Due to international border restrictions, for round 1 we only accepted expressions of interest from applicants who were currently living in Australia.

There were exceptions if you either:

  • were applying for a joint PhD linked to an existing agreement between QUT and an international partner institution and will start your research in your home country
  • met the criteria for a travel exemption category and showed support from an Australian Government Agency. The Australian Government is only allowing applications for travel exemption in specific critical fields - you can see a list of these fields via the Department of Home Affairs website.

Scholarship round 2

Applications for round 2 will be open from January - March 2022 for new applicants who haven't applied in round 1.

When to apply

I'm a new applicant

You'll be able to apply for round 2 in early 2022.

I've already submitted my expression of interest

You'll be considered for a round 2, 2022 scholarship if:

  • you meet the eligibility criteria
  • your research course start date is between 1 July 2022 and 31 December 2022
  • you indicated that you want to be considered for a QUT scholarship in your expression of interest.

I'm enrolled as a research student at QUT

Currently enrolled QUT research students can't apply in round 2. You'll be able to apply in the 2023 round.

How to apply

Apply for a scholarship at the same time as you apply for admission to a research degree. The first step is an online expression of interest where you can indicate that you want to apply for a scholarship.

How to apply for a research degree

Available scholarships

Scholarships we offer during the round

Each scholarship round, we offer:

Other scholarships

We offer a range of other research scholarships that you can apply for throughout the year.

Explore our scholarships

Contact us

Get in touch if you've got any questions about our scholarship rounds.