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International Merit Scholarship

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

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance



What you'll receive

You will receive:

  • a scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first semester 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.

You may also be eligible to apply for other scholarships to supplement your International Merit Scholarship:


General eligibility requirements

You must meet all the following requirements:

You're not eligible if:

  • you're receiving another QUT scholarship (excluding the Merit Plus Scholarship).

Applying for a double degree with Business or Creative Industries?

If you are applying for a double degree that combines a Science and Engineering course with one offered by our QUT Business School or Creative Industries Faculty, you may be eligible for our International Merit Double Degree Scholarship.

Minimum academic standards

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

Postgraduate coursework

If you're applying for postgraduate coursework, you must have a recognised comparable bachelor degree with a grading scale approximately equivalent to:

Grading system Approximate requirement: overall grade point average (GPA)
QUT 7-point scale 6.0 on a 7-point scale
4-point scale GPA 3.4
Percentage scale

Overall GPA: 85% where 60% is a pass
Overall GPA: 82.5% were 50% is a pass

Bachelor-level studies - direct entry

Studies Minimum requirement: overall grade point average (GPA)
Australian high school OP 3 or ATAR 95
GCE 'A' Levels 12 A level points based on the aggregate of the best 3 academic subjects
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 12 A level points based on the aggregate of the best 3 academic subjects
United Examination Certificate (UEC) Average of 2 (where 1 is best) in 5 academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Cina, Bahasa Malaysia and Physical Education (PE)
The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 23 Aggregate score based on best 5 subjects across core and category A and C electives
All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Overall GPA: 82% over all subjects
India State Board (10+2) Overall GPA: 92% over all subjects
International Baccalaureate (IB) Aggregate: 36
Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3/Certificate of Graduation (Nilai Sekolah) Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3/Certificate of Graduation with a School Result (Nilai Sekolah) grade point average of 9.5 on 10-point scale in the best five major academic subjects.
GAOKAO - Chinese National University Entrance Exam Different provinces have different maximum scores. Scores are converted to a percentage. Overall GPA of approximately 85% in 4 academic subjects.
Vietnam Gifted Schools Overall GPA: 9 on a 10 point scale.
Recognised overseas post-high school qualifications comparable to an AQF diploma or higher, or bachelor-level studies (minimum 1 year) GPA of 6 on the QUT 7-point scale or equivalent (approximately 3.4 on a 4-point scale).
Other grading systems Subject to QUT assessment at time of application.

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this scholarship.

We will assess your qualifications when you apply for study, and we will let you know if you meet the criteria.

What happens next?

You will receive an award letter with your offer.


To receive the ongoing scholarship after your first semester, 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 Science and Engineering Faculty.

It is available to international students who:

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

Contact us

Science and Engineering Faculty

3138 8822
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 8822
Postal address
QUT Science and Engineering Faculty
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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