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

Targeted scholarships

Throughout the year we advertise a range of targeted research scholarships. Use the scholarship search to find a scholarship you’re eligible for, and how and when to apply.

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2023 annual scholarship round

QUT’s annual scholarship round for research students opens on 14 June 2022 for scholarships to be paid from 2023. Successful applicants will start their degrees by 31 July 2023.

We recommend you apply as early as possible after applications open.

You can apply for the scholarship round when you apply for admission to a QUT research degree. You don't need to submit a separate scholarship application.

You’ll need to get agreement from your proposed supervisor prior to applying so get in touch soon and start preparing your documentation now.

To be eligible, your expression of interest must be complete when you submit it. This includes meeting QUT’s English language proficiency requirements.

You’ll find the scholarship questions under the financial details section of the expression of interest.

You can also let us know in the financial details section if you are applying for a non-QUT scholarship or if you have already been awarded one.

How to apply for a research degree

Closing dates

International students must submit their expression of interest by 31 July 2022.

Domestic applicants must submit their expression of interest by 31 August 2022.

If you are currently completing a research masters degree at QUT or another institution, you must have lodged your masters thesis for examination by 30 September 2022 to be eligible to apply for the annual scholarship round.

Are you already enrolled in a research degree at QUT?

If you are already enrolled at QUT in a research degree, you can apply for a scholarship for your current degree if you have written support of your principal supervisor and at 1 January 2023 your equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) will be less than:

  • one year EFTSL for research doctorate students
  • six months’ EFTSL for research masters students.

Eligible students will be emailed by Friday 29 July 2022 to their HDR student email address informing them of the application process. Applications for current students are open for one month, from 1 August until 31 August 2022.

You may be asked for a current curriculum vitae including your research outputs in the online application.

If you are changing QUT research degrees, please contact the Graduate Research Centre at the details below to find out about your eligibility.

Selection criteria

Scholarships are awarded to the most competitive applicants, based on each faculty's selection criteria (PDF file, 192.5 KB).

Scholarships we offer in the annual scholarship round

In the annual scholarship round, we offer these centrally-funded scholarships:

When will the outcomes be emailed?

Outcomes will start to be released from 23 November 2022.

Funding will begin in 2023 for successful recipients.

Contact us

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