QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship (WRE)

Available for

Student type:
  • Future domestic research students
  • Current domestic research students
  • Academic performance
  • Women
Study type:
  • Postgraduate research
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
  • Institute for Future Environments

Eligibility details

You must:

  • be a woman
  • be a domestic student (an Australian citizen, permanent resident or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen)
  • have a first-class (H1) or upper-second-class (H2A) honours degree, or equivalent. If you're not sure if your qualifications are equivalent to first-class honours, check our guidelines for determining honours equivalence (PDF file, 111.03 KB)
  • be accepted into a masters by research, PhD, or professional doctorate
  • be able to demonstrate a significant interruption to your academic career.

What you receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship, indexed annually ($26,682 in 2017) for up to 3 years.

You can also apply for:

  • a $1,520 relocation allowance.

How to apply

Future students

Apply for a research course by 30 September and indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.

You'll be considered for all scholarships you're eligible for.

Current students

If you're currently enrolled in a research masters, PhD or professional doctorate at QUT, you must apply online through QUT Virtual during our annual scholarship round 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 (i.e. publications).

What happens next

We'll assess applications and make offers in December.

If your application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer within 3 weeks. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.


Read the QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship rules (PDF file, 347.19 KB).

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • complete your study at QUT
  • remain studying full-time, unless under exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances include:
    • caring responsibilities for a child
    • caring responsibilities for school-aged children with limited access to outside support
    • caring responsibilities for an invalid or disabled spouse, child, or parent
    • a medical condition, supported by a medical certificate, which limits your ability to study full-time
  • make satisfactory progress in your studies.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the Women's Re-entry Scholarship.

Your scholarship will be tax-free if you're studying full-time. If you're studying part-time, your scholarship can be taxed.


We support women who have experienced a significant interruption to their academic career to update their research credentials through doctoral study. We usually offer one Women's Re-entry Scholarship in our annual scholarship round.


Research Scholarships

  • Level 4, 88 Musk Avenue
    Kelvin Grove
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

  • Postal address:
    Research Students Centre
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001