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Equity Emergency Bursaries

Current student scholarship
This emergency bursary provides financial help to students experiencing unexpected financial hardship.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a bursary of up to $750, based on your demonstrated need.

Eligibility

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 International 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 International College (QUTIC) student - studying one of the pathway programs offered by our international college, including foundation courses, university diplomas and English language courses.

How to apply

Australian and New Zealander students

You'll need to make an appointment with Student Counselling. They will assess your financial situation and determine your eligibility for an emergency bursary.

All appointments are confidential and free.

International students

You'll need to contact International Student Services. They will assess your financial situation and determine your eligibility for an emergency bursary.

All appointments are confidential and free.

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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