Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a bursary of $300, $500, $750 or $1000, based on your demonstrated need.


You must be:

  • Currently enrolled as a student
  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing difficulty due to an unexpected financial situation.

You can't apply for this bursary if you're a:

  • Single-unit study student
  • cross-institutional student
  • QUT College student.

Who can't apply

You can't apply if you're a:

  • Single-unit study student - studying an individual unit at QUT, but not enrolled in a QUT course
  • cross-institutional student - enrolled in a course at another university, but studying specific units at QUT and receiving advanced standing towards your course at the other university
  • QUT College student - studying one of the pathway programs offered by our international college, including foundation courses, university diplomas and English language courses.

How to apply

You'll need to make an appointment with a Welfare Officer. They will assess your financial situation and determine your eligibility for an emergency bursary. All appointments are confidential and free.

You will need to provide documentation so we can assess your eligibility. This may include:

  • proof of your income, such as:
    • Centrelink statement
    • your most recent Notice of Assessment from the Australian Taxation Office
    • two months of payslips or income deposits on your bank statement.
      Note: If you are partnered, or dependent on and/or living with parents/caregivers, the Welfare Officer will also need to see evidence of partner or parental (or family) income.
  • your current bank balances
  • any quotes or bills demonstrating your current financial need.

What happens next?

Before we approve the bursary, we'll check your enrolment status to make sure that you're still enrolled and eligible for the bursary. We'll email you to let you know what to do next.

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