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Scholarship details

Study level

Undergraduate

Student type

Future students

Study area

All

Eligibility criteria

Sporting excellence

Citizenship

All nationalities

Application dates

Applications open
1 August 2017
Applications close
17 November 2017

What you'll 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
  • 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.

Eligibility

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. You can only choose the highest sporting level achieved.

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 be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • Olympic event medalist
  • Olympic event
  • Commonwealth event medalist
  • Commonwealth event.

Tier 2 - Senior national team

To qualify for this tier you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • 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/squad
  • competed at at senior international event.

Tier 3 - Junior national team

To qualify for this tier you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • 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/squad
  • competed at a junior international event.

Tier 4 - Talent identification

To qualify for this tier you must be able to demonstrate that:

  • you are a current member of a team or individual in a national competition.

How to apply

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

If you have any questions, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

What happens next?

We'll make first-round offers for scholarships from 15 December 2017. 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'll make second-round offers in the week commencing 2 January 2018. If a third round of offers is required, this will take place the week starting 8 January 2018.

We'll finalise all scholars by 5 February 2018. The University Scholarships Coordinator will contact you if you're successful.

If you're awarded a scholarship, you'll be invited to attend the Vice-Chancellor's Scholars Retreat in early-February 2018.

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 4.50 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.

About the scholarship

The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is our premier offering for high achievers. We award over 140 scholarships annually, worth $3 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.

Contact us

Scholarships Coordinator

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

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