Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship, indexed annually ($28,092 in 2020). The scholarship is tax exempt for full-time students, and is for living costs for up to 2 years for masters students and 3 years for PhD students

You can also apply for:

  • a $1,520 relocation allowance (domestic students only).


You must:

How to apply

You must register your interest for an IPRA scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you wish to be considered for an IPRA scholarship.

Follow our step-by-step guide to apply for a research degree

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you will be notified within 4-6 weeks of receipt of your application.


Read the Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award rules (PDF file, 371.1 KB).

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • complete your study at QUT
  • be enrolled as an internal student
  • remain studying full-time, unless under exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances include:
    • caring responsibilities for a child
    • caring responsibilities for school-aged children with limited access to outside support
    • caring responsibilities for an invalid or disabled spouse, child, or parent
    • a medical condition, supported by a medical certificate, which limits your ability to study full-time
  • make satisfactory progress in your studies.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the IPRA.

Your scholarship will be tax-free if you're studying full-time. If you're studying part-time, your scholarship can be taxed.

Rules for previous years of the Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award are available for reference:

About the scholarship

We provide financial support to Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander research students through the Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA).

Contact us

Research Scholarships

3138 2932 or 3138 4923
+61 7 3138 1304
Postal address
Research Students Centre
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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