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

Building and planning, Engineering, Information technology and Science and mathematics

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.

other benefits may include:

  • membership of the QUT College of Excellence
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program


General eligibility requirements

You must meet all of the following requirements:

You're not eligible if:

  • you're receiving another QUT 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

Your eligibility will be assessed on application for admission, and based on your most recent studies.

Australian Qualifications


Minimum requirement

Australian high school

OP 3 or ATAR 95

International Baccalaureate Diploma (Australia)

Aggregate of 37

Completed Bachelor or higher studies (non-QUT)

GPA 6.0 on a 7-point scale or equivalent

Completed Bachelor or higher (QUT)

GPA 5.5 on a 7-point scale (excludes Graduate Certificate for Communication programs)

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), or higher


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 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?

If you are eligible, you will receive a scholarship offer along with your Admissions offer letter.


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, and
  • successfully complete each unit

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.

In addition to the financial support, you are encouraged to make the most of your QUT experience through extra development opportunities, which build you leadership skills and professional networks.

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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