Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications open
28 August 2020
Applications close
30 October 2020

What you'll receive

The successful applicant will receive a living allowance for three years, indexed annually ($28,092 in 2020).

The scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs. A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT.

International students will also be considered for a HDR tuition fee sponsorship.


You must meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Professional Doctorate.

See entry requirements

How to apply

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via the QUT Applicant Portal and indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship.

Submit EOI

If your EOI is accepted you will be invited to submit a full application to QUT.

Submit application

What happens next?

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You must meet QUT’s language requirements. The provision of a scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy or Professional Doctorate course.

Applicants will be assessed against the Faculty of Education's scholarship criteria, namely:

  • Criteria 1: Academic record reflecting outstanding performance
  • Criteria 2: Demonstrated research aptitude and achievement – relevant to opportunity
  • Criteria 3: Strategic alignment with Faculty research strengths and priorities
  • Criteria 4: Professional experience relevant to the proposed project
  • Criteria 5: Quality of the Research Proposal

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in due course. Eligibility for admission to a research degree is determined by the Graduate Research Centre.


The conditions for retaining the scholarship are set out in the rules of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) or QUT Postgraduate Research Award (International)

About the scholarship

Scholarships are available in the areas of:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Trauma-aware Education
  • STEM Education
  • Language and Literacy
  • Professional Learning
  • Teacher Education
  • Gaming
  • Digital Childhoods
  • Engaging Australian Youth with Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Home Schooling / Home Education

Further information about the Faculty of Education postgraduate research topics, please visit here or email

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