International Merit Scholarship

Available for

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

Student type:
  • Future international undergraduate students
  • Future international postgraduate students
  • Academic performance
Study type:
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Science and Engineering
Eligible courses:
  • BN87, EN01, EN50, IN01, IN05, IN20, IN21, IN22, IN23, MS01, PH80, PM20, SE20, SE30, SE40, SE50, SE60, SE70, SE80, SE90, ST01, UD01, UD05, BN87/EN50 package, BN87/PM20 package, EN50/PM20 package

Eligibility details

General eligibility requirements

You must:

You're not eligible if:

  • you've completed your studies in Australia.

Applying for a double degree with Business or Creative Industries?

If you are applying for a double degree that combines a Science and Engineering course with one offered by our QUT Business School or Creative Industries Faculty, you may be eligible for our International Merit Double Degree Scholarship.

Minimum academic standards

This is only a guide. We will determine your eligibility when you apply.

Postgraduate coursework

If you're applying for postgraduate coursework, you must have a recognised comparable bachelor degree with a grading scale approximately equivalent to:

Grading system Approximate requirement
QUT 7-point scale 6.0 on a 7-point scale
4-point scale GPA 3.4
Percentage scale

Overall GPA: 85% where 60% is a pass
Overall GPA: 82.5% were 50% is a pass

Bachelor-level studies - direct entry

If you are applying for bachelor level studies (direct entry) you must have either:

  • completed high school studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification, with a result approximately equivalent to 95 on the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) scale
  • post-secondary studies with an approximate equivalent grade point average (GPA) of 6, calculated on the QUT 7-point scale (approximately 3.4 on a 4 point scale).

Minimum studies requirement

Studies Minimum requirement
GCE 'A' Levels 12 A level points based on the aggregate of the best 3 academic subjects
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 12 A level points based on the aggregate of the best 3 academic subjects
United Examination Certificate (UEC) Average of 2 (where 1 is best) in 5 academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Cina, Bahasa Malaysia and Physical Education (PE)
The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 23 Aggregate score based on best 5 subjects across core and category A and C electives
All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Overall GPA: 82% over all subjects
India State Board (10+2) Overall GPA: 92% over all subjects
International Baccalaureate (IB) Aggregate: 36
Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3/Certificate of Graduation (Nilai Sekolah) Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3/Certificate of Graduation with a School Result (Nilai Sekolah) grade point average of 9.5 on 10-point scale in the best five major academic subjects.
GAOKAO - Chinese National University Entrance Exam Different provinces have different maximum scores. Scores are converted to a percentage. Overall GPA of approximately 85% in 4 academic subjects.
Vietnam Gifted Schools Overall GPA: 9 on a 10 point scale.
Recognised post-high school qualifications comparable to an AQF diploma or higher, or bachelor-level studies (minimum 1 year) GPA of 6 on the QUT 7-point scale or equivalent (approximately 3.4 on a 4-point scale).
Other grading systems Subject to QUT assessment at time of application.

What you receive

You will receive:

  • a scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first semester of study at QUT. This scholarship is based on your entry score.
  • an ongoing scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees per semester of study at QUT, provided you meet the academic conditions.

You may also be eligible to apply for other scholarships to supplement your International Merit Scholarship:

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this scholarship.

We will assess your qualifications when you apply for study, and we will let you know if you meet the criteria.

What happens next

You will receive an award letter with your offer.


To receive the ongoing scholarship after your first semester, you must:

  • maintain a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 on the QUT 7-point scale throughout your course at QUT.


This scholarship is sponsored by our Science and Engineering Faculty.

It is available to international students who:

  • have demonstrated academic excellence in their past studies
  • continue to achieve high standards for the duration of their studies.


Science and Engineering Faculty

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