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Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You can only receive one of the monetary awards (scholarships and bursaries). If you're eligible for more than one, you'll receive the one with the highest value. If you're eligible for a computer, you may receive that as well as a scholarship or bursary.

Semester 1

Domestic students can receive:

  • an Equity Scholarship of $7,500 per year for up to four years (there are limited scholarships available at this value)
  • an Equity Scholarship of $5,000 for one year (there are limited scholarships available at this value)
  • an Equity Scholarship of $3,500 for one year
  • an Equity Bursary of $1,500 for one year
  • an Equity computer (with the capacity to access internet and a USB drive). You can only receive an Equity computer every second year (e.g., if you received one in 2017, you can't receive one in 2018).

International students can receive:

  • an Equity Bursary of up to $1,500 for one year
  • an Equity computer (with the capacity to access internet, and a USB drive). You can only receive an Equity computer every second year (e.g., if you received one in 2017, you can't receive one in 2018).

Semester 2

If you received a scholarship or bursary in Semester 1, you can't apply for another scholarship in Semester 2.

Domestic students can receive:

  • an Equity Scholarship of $1,750 for one semester
  • an Equity Bursary of $1,500 for one semester
  • a Faculty Equity Bursary of $1,500 for one semester.

International students can receive:

  • an Equity Bursary of up to $1,500 for one semester
  • a Faculty Equity Bursary of $1,500 for one semester.

Eligibility

You must be:

  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing financial hardship.

We also take personal hardship into consideration when assessing applications. This includes:

  • personal medical conditions
  • disabilities
  • dependants with special needs.

There are some guarantees with our Equity scholarship:

  • If you're a commencing Smith Family Learning for Life student, you're guaranteed an Equity Scholarship of $1,750 if you start in Semester 2, or $3,500 if you start in Semester 1. If you start in Semester 1, you're also guaranteed an Equity computer (with the capacity to access internet and a USB drive) if you need one. However, you can only receive an Equity computer every second year (e.g., if you received one in 2017, you can't receive one in 2018).
  • If you're a commencing Q-Step Scheme student, you're guaranteed an Equity Scholarship of $1,750 if you start in Semester 2, or $3,500 if you start in Semester 1.
  • If you're a commencing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, you're guaranteed the Equity bursary of $1,500. You won't receive this bursary if you successfully apply for one or more Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships.

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 credit 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

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 are now open.

Apply by 10 November 2017 to know the outcome by late December 2017.

Apply by 2 February 2018 to know the outcome by early March 2018.

Completing the application form

To apply, complete and submit the Equity Scholarships Scheme application form.

You only need to submit one application form to be considered for all scholarships under the scheme, including:

You must supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date for your application to be considered.

What happens next?

We will assess your application and score it against criteria, including your:

  • individual financial situation
  • income
  • personal circumstances.

We allocate scholarships based on need. Students with the greatest need will receive the highest value scholarships. The number of scholarships available will determine the cut-off to receive a scholarship.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

If you apply and submit all your supporting documents by 10 November 2017, we'll let you know whether your application was successful by late December 2017.

If you apply and submit all your supporting documents by 2 February 2018, we'll let you know whether your application was successful by early March 2018.

Conditions

You must enrol in the semester you applied for. Before we pay your scholarship, we will check your enrolment status to ensure you are still enrolled and eligible.

About the scholarship

Each year QUT's Equity Scholarships Scheme provides over $4 million in scholarships, bursaries and free computers to low-income students - including those not eligible for Commonwealth Scholarships.

Contact us

Equity Scholarships Team

Phone
3138 5582
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 5582
Fax
+61 7 3138 5600
Email
equityscholarships@qut.edu.au
Postal address
QUT Equity Scholarships
Victoria Park Rd
Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059

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