Faculty of Education International Merit Scholarship

Future student scholarship
A high achievement scholarship for future international education undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance



What you'll receive

You will receive:

  • a scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters of study at QUT. This scholarship is based on your entry score.
  • an ongoing scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees per semester of study at QUT, provided you meet the academic conditions.


General eligibility requirements

You must meet all the following requirements:

You're not eligible if you receive another QUT academic scholarship.

Minimum academic standards

This is only a guide. We will determine your eligibility when you apply.

Australian Qualifications


Minimum requirement

Australian high school

OP 3 or ATAR 95

International Baccalaureate Diploma – Australia

Aggregate of 37

Completed Bachelor – Non-QUT

GPA 6.0 on a 7-point scale or equivalent

Completed Bachelor – QUT

GPA 5.5 on a 7-point scale or equivalent

Overseas Qualifications


Minimum requirement

GCE A levels

12 A level points based on the aggregate of best 3 academic subjects

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

12 A level points based on the aggregate of best 3 academic subjects

United Exam Certificate (UEC)

Average of 2 based on 5 academic subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay and PE)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

21 aggregate score based on best 5 subjects across core, and category A and C electives

India - School Certificate awarded by CBSE or CISCE

80% over best 5 academic subjects

India - State Board (10+2), Senior High School Certificate

90% over best 5 academic subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma (Outside Australia)

Aggregate of 34

Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3/ Certificate of Graduation

Combined Exam grade point average (GPA) of 8.5 on a 10-point scale from the four major academic subjects (Combined Exam Grade is 40% School Exam Score plus 60% National Exam Score)

GAOKAO - Chinese National University Entrance Exam

85% in best 4 academic subjects

Vietnam Year 12: Upper Secondary Graduation Diploma (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong)

Overall grade point average (GPA) of 8.5 on a 10-point scale from all year 12 subjects and an overall passing grade in Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong

German Abitur: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

Overall grade point average (GPA) of 1.5 on a 6-point scale (where 1 is the best)

Korean College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT)

Completion of Year 12 and CSAT with an aggregate score of 347 based on 'Korean Language', 'Mathematics' and 'Foreign Language' ('English') only

Sweden Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola

overall grade average 17.5 out of 20 ; where A=20, B=17.5, C=15, D=12.5, E=10, F=0

Recognised Bachelor-level studies (minimum one year)


Recognised overseas post-secondary qualification equivalent to an Australian Diploma or higher

  • 3.3 on a 4-point scale where 2 is a pass
  • 6.0 on a 7-point scale where 4 is a pass
  • 85% where 60% is a pass
  • 82.5% where 50% is a pass
  • 80% where 40% is a pass

Other grading systems or other qualifications

We'll consider these when you apply

How to apply

You don't need to apply separately for the scholarship. If you apply for and are accepted into one of the eligible courses, and you meet the criteria for the scholarship, we will offer you a scholarship as well as a place in the course.

What happens next?

We'll assess your application, and if you meet the criteria we'll send you an award letter offering you a scholarship.


To receive the ongoing scholarship after your first two semesters, you must:

  • maintain a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 on the QUT 7-point scale throughout your course at QUT.

About the scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by our Faculty of Education.

It is available to international students who:

  • have demonstrated excellence in their past studies
  • continue to achieve high standards for the duration of their studies with QUT.

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