Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

Scholarships available include:

  • scholarships valued at $30,000 each for study in any discipline
  • scholarships valued at $30,000 each for courses in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering only.

These scholarships will be paid as a study stipend of up to $5,000 after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for up to three years ($10,000 per year).

  • scholarships valued at $10,000 each for study in any discipline.

This scholarship will be paid as a study stipend of $2,500 after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for the first four semesters of your course ($5,000 per year).

Other benefits may include:

  • an accelerated program of study
  • early access to research opportunities
  • membership to QUT's College of Excellence.

As part of QUT's commitment to Women in STEM, we will offer at least 50% of QUT Excellence Scholarships in STEM to eligible female students.

Successful recipients from our Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 6 or above in their first semester will be invited to apply for a place in the Science and Engineering Dean's Scholars Program from Semester 2, 2022.


You must be one of:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident
  • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • an international student who has completed high school (or International Baccalaureate) in Australia or an Australian curriculum overseas.

You must also:

  • be graduating Year 12 in 2021 or have graduated Year 12 in 2020
  • be starting university for the first time in 2022
  • have achieved a minimum unadjusted ATAR of 98 or equivalent
  • have placed QUT as your first preference on your QTAC application.

Other QUT Excellence Scholarships

Additional scholarships available for eligible school leavers commencing university study for the first time:

QUT Budding Entrepreneur Scholarship

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Creative Industries)

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Elite Visual and Performing Arts)

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

QUT-AIS Scholarship

QUT Esport Scholarship

QUT STEM Scholars Academic Scholarship

Women in Engineering Scholarship

Women in Information Technology Scholarship

Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

How to apply

You do not need to complete a scholarship application for the QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic). All eligible students who complete a QTAC application in line with QTAC key dates will be considered.

Other scholarships at QUT may require you to complete a separate application form. For further information, refer to the scholarships listed above or view our scholarships.

What happens next?

We will make the first-round of scholarship offers from 20 December 2021 to QTAC applicants who have placed an undergraduate degree at QUT as their first preference. In the event that not all offers are accepted, a second offer round will be held in the second week of January 2022. If a third round of offers is required, this will take place in the third week of January. All scholarship offers will be finalised by the end of January 2022.

Only successful scholarship applicants are notified during the stated time frame.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • remain enrolled full-time
  • maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or higher each semester.

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to two years but only after you have completed one semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time
  • if you defer your course, you can defer your QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic), provided you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime.

You can't:

  • defer your offer and undertake alternative university studies
  • hold any other scholarship, except an Equity Scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact us at

Terms and conditions for QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic) (PDF file; 1.0 MB)

About the scholarship

The QUT Excellence Scholarship is our premier offering for high achievers. We award over 130 scholarships annually, worth over $3.5 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.


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