QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship

Available for

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

Application dates

Open date: 1 September 2015

Closing date: 30 September 2015

Eligibility details

You must:

  • 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 honous, check our guidelines for determining honours equivalence (PDF file, 85.39 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 ($25,849 in 2015) for up to 3 years.

International students will also receive an accompanying QUT Higher Degree Research Tuition Fee Sponsorship.

You can also apply for:

  • a $1,520 relocation allowance (domestic students only).

How to apply

Future students

You must apply for a research course during our annual scholarship round, and indicate on your course application that you want to be considered for this scholarship.

You must supply a statement with your application that demonstrates a significant interruption to your academic career.

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

Follow the step-by-step guide to apply for a research degree

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 2014.

You must supply a statement with your application that demonstrates a significant interruption to your academic career.

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

What happens next

We'll evaluate applications and award the scholarship in December.

If you're successful in your application, you'll be expected to start your research degree early in the following year.

Conditions

Read the QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship rules (PDF file, 69.75 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.

Background

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

Contacts

Research Scholarships

  • Phone: 3138 2932 or 3138 4923 or 3138 5306
  • Int. phone: +61 7 3138 2932 or +61 7 3138 4923 or +61 7 3138 5306
  • Fax: 3138 1304
  • Email: research.scholarships@qut.edu.au

  • Level 4, 88 Musk Avenue
    Kelvin Grove
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Postal address:
    Research Students Centre
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001