Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive one of:

  • 18 scholarships worth $10,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a study stipend after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for at least the first two years of your course.


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 in Australia or Australian curriculum overseas

This scholarship is available for students who are applying for courses that have additional entry requirements like an audition or portfolio. You must be applying for admission into one of these courses for the first time:

If you're interested in a Creative Industries course that isn't eligible for this scholarship, you may be eligible for the QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic) instead.

How to apply

There is no application process. We will choose the scholarship recipients from the pool of eligible Creative Industries course applications.

What happens next?

For acting, music and visual arts:

For other courses:

  • $10,000 will be awarded to the  highest ranked eligible applicants in an audition or portfolio in the dance degree or any of the double degrees that combine Education or Business with visual arts, music and dance.


You must:

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

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to 2 years but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for the scholarship the following year, provided that you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime
  • hold any other scholarship, except an Equity Scholarship. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information about which scholarship types you can hold concurrently with this scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

About the scholarship

These scholarships recognise excellence in creative pursuits and signal QUT's intention to attract the best students to the Creative Industries discipline.


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