Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Current students

Study area



Australian and Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
10 July 2022

What you'll receive

A $5,000 bursary to cover expenses such as airfares and accommodation associated with your professional experience placement.

First instalment of $2,500 paid upon receipt of bursary.

Second instalment of $2,500 paid after Census date in Semester 2, 2022.


  1. Recipients must be:

    • final year Bachelor of Education or Masters of Teaching
    • undertaking a professional experience placement in Semester 2, 2022
    • undertaking a professional experience placement in a state school campus which has a transfer rating of 2-3 and is located:
      • at least 2 hours travel time each way from your primary residence whilst at university and the host school; and
      • within a priority region including Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North or North Queensland. Preference will be given to placement in the Far North Queensland region. Note: transfer ratings are available using the school’s directory Department of Education (
  2. Recipients must also be one of the following:
    • 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.

How to apply

Complete the online application form by the due date.

Geoffrey and Cynthia Taylor Remote Bursary application form

Note: if you are using an on-campus or networked computer, you will need to set up a username and password to ensure your progress through the form is saved.

What happens next?

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel based on merit and equity considerations in a competitive process.


About the scholarship

The Geoffrey and Cynthia Taylor Bursary was established by David and Trevor Taylor as a memorial to their parents. Geoffrey Taylor completed a Certificate of Teaching at QUT's predecessor institution in 1943.  The wider Taylor family also hold a deep connection to QUT as alumni and staff and have a commitment to lifelong learning and community - principles that uphold the bursay's aim to enhance regional, rural and remote teaching.

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