Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
5 November 2020
Applications close
26 November 2020

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at $12,000, paid over one year, to spend on HECS-HELP, university fees, textbooks and living expenses
  • one 15-week internship (based on your primary business major) with one of our corporate partners.


You must:

  • be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • be studying full time
  • be completing a Bachelor of Business single or double degree at QUT
    • the Bachelor of Business - International, and Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Business degrees are not compatible with this program
  • have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) 5.5 or above
  • have completed at least 192 credit points and have at least two full-time semesters left on plan by the end of the 2020 academic year
  • be willing to complete a full-time 15-week internship with a corporate sponsor in Semester 1, 2021 while maintaining a minimum study load of two units
    • you may need to extend your study program by one semester to accommodate the full time internship
  • be specialising in one of the primary business disciplines requested by the corporate sponsor host (Accountancy, Economics and Finance are currently needed)
  • have demonstrated leadership skills.

Double degree applicants must also:

  • have completed at least 96 credit points of business units by the end of the 2020 academic year
  • have a business component GPA of 5.5 or above
  • be prepared to intern where the focus of tasks is in their primary business discipline.

The major disciplines applicable to this scholarship change each year, depending on the needs of our corporate sponsors.

How to apply

The application process involves:

  • completing an application form addressing all of the selection criteria
  • providing letters of support from two referees (eg study, work or personal references) with their contact details.

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What happens next?

We'll send you an email to let you know that we've received your application.

Immediately following the online application closing date, all eligible candidates will be added to the SONRU video assessment platform to complete Stage 2. An email will be sent to your QUT student account with the link to the platform once it has opened. All infomation and instructions on how to use this simple tool will be provided. Please place a reminder/alert in your phone calendar to check your QUT student email account from 12pm on Friday 27 November, 2020 to undertake this task. Stage 2 must be completed by midnight on Monday 30 November, 2020. Both written and video applications will form part of the shortlisting process.

A panel of representatives from QUT and the sponsoring organisations will assess your application. We'll pay particular attention to how well you've addressed the selection criteria.

We'll contact you to let you know if you've been shortlisted.

If you're shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview with the panel on Friday 11 December, 2020. Our Scholarships Coordinator will phone you to arrange an interview and confirm the details in writing.

After your interview, we'll let you know if your application is successful. If it is, we'll send you a letter with confirmation and further details.

We'll send an email advising all applicants of the outcome once the recruitment process is complete.

About the scholarship

The Corporate Partners in Excellence program is a unique industry-linked program for students who aspire to be future business leaders.

Contact us

QUT Business School Scholarships Coordinator

3138 4632
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 4632
Postal address
Business Scholarships, QUT Business School
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001


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