Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

QUT is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission as an elite athlete-friendly university. The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete) offers scholarships for students who excel in sport.

Available for

Student type:
  • Future domestic undergraduate students
  • Current domestic undergraduate students
  • Current domestic postgraduate students
Eligibility:
  • Academic performance
  • Sporting excellence
Study type:
  • Undergraduate
Scholarship type:
  • Merit
Faculty/area:
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering

Application dates

Open date: 4 August 2016

Closing date: 18 November 2016

Eligibility details

To be considered an elite athlete at QUT and be considered for these scholarships, you must be an athlete who has competed in at least one event or been invited onto a team as stipulated by tier rankings.

To be considered for the $30,000 and $10,000 scholarship, you must also meet student, academic and citizenship eligibility requirements.

You do not qualify as a QUT elite athlete if you:

  • cannot reconcile your sport achievements to one of the tiers
  • compete in a competition that requires you to train a couple of sessions per week and give up part of your weekend to compete.

Tier 1 - International medalist

To qualify for this tier you must have won a medal at either an:

  • Olympic event
  • Commonwealth event
  • senior international event
  • junior international event.

Tier 2 – Senior national team

To qualify for this tier you must either:

  • be a finalist in an individual sport at an international event
  • finish in the top 6 in a team sport at an international event
  • have been selected onto a national senior team
  • have been selected onto a national senior squad.

Tier 3 – Junior national team

To qualify for this tier you must either:

  • be a finalist in an individual sport at an international event
  • finish in the top 6 in a team sport at an international event
  • be selected onto a national junior team
  • be selected onto a national junior squad.

Tier 4 – Talent identification

To qualify for this tier you must:

  • have been identified as talent in either a senior or junior category by a national sporting organisation.

Tier 5 – National titles or national league

To qualify for this tier you must:

  • have been selected and competed at national titles or as part of a national league team.

What you receive

You'll receive one of:

  • 8 elite athlete scholarships worth $30,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a stipend as per the governing terms and conditions.
  • 12 elite athlete scholarships worth $10,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a stipend as per the governing terms and conditions.

Other benefits may include:

  • membership of the QUT College of Excellence
  • the opportunity to represent QUT through the Student Ambassador Program
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program.

We're aware that being an elite athlete takes up a lot of time, so we're also flexible about enrolment, assessment and special consideration where possible. To access these benefits, you'll  need to register with our Elite Athlete Program once you are a student at QUT.

How to apply

Complete the online application. You can save your application and come back to it later.

Commencing QUT students

Continuing QUT students

If you have any questions, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

What happens next

We will make first offers for scholarships in the week commencing 18 December 2016. Not all first round offers are accepted, for a variety of reasons. So if you don't receive an offer in the first round, you may still be eligible for an offer in the second round. We will make second round offers in the week commencing 16 January 2017.

We will finalise all scholars by 3 February 2017. The University Scholarships Coordinator will contact you if you're successful.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you'll be invited to attend the Vice-Chancellor's Scholars Retreat in mid-February 2016.

If you aren't successful in your application, there is no appeals process.

Only students who are successful in being offered a scholarship are notified.

Conditions

To keep your $30,000 scholarship, you must:

  • maintain a course grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or higher in each semester.

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to 12 months (in accordance with our student rules), but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship the following year, provided that you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime
  • hold other certain scholarships types concurrently with this scholarship. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information. Equity scholarships are exempt from this stipulation. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

To keep your $10,000 scholarship, you must:

  • maintain a course grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 or higher in each semester.

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to 12 months (in accordance with our student rules), but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship the following year, provided that you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime
  • hold other certain scholarships types concurrently with this scholarship. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information. Equity scholarships are exempt from this stipulation. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

Background

The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is our premier offering for high achievers. We award over 180 scholarships annually, worth $4.2 million.

In addition to the financial support, the program helps you to make the most of your QUT experience through extra development opportunities, which build your leadership skills and professional networks.

Contacts

Scholarships Coordinator

  • Postal address:
    QUT Scholarships Coordinator
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001

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