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Eligibility criteria

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Application dates

Applications open
27 July 2020
Applications close
6 September 2020

What you'll receive

The recipient of the Property Council of Australia – Past Presidents’ Scholarship will receive $5,000 in financial assistance and $5,000-worth of experiential benefits, as follows:

  • mentoring: The successful student will be invited to meet with the Past Presidents’ Scholarship Engagement Group to talk about their study and career aspirations. The members of the SEG will then work with the student to identify an industry leader to act as mentor to the student. It is anticipated that this mentoring will consist of a minimum of four meetings over the course of a year.
  • Future Directions participation: The Property Council’s young people in property activities are grouped under the banner of ‘Future Directions’. The successful student will be invited to join the Property Council’s Future Directions Committee as an observer at its monthly meetings and will be able attend all Future Directions events at no cost for a period of 12 months
  • access to online learning resources: The Property Council Academy has a growing bank of online on-demand courses. The successful student will have access to these courses at no cost for a period of 12 months
  • acknowledgement of scholarship at a major Property Council event: The successful student will be invited to attend a major Property Council event to be publicly confirmed as the scholarship recipient
  • individual membership: The successful student will be provided the equivalent of an individual associate membership of the Property Council for a period of 12 months. This will provide the student with access to all Property Council member communications and information
  • through this collaboration of QUT Business School, the Property Council of Australia and its Past Presidents, students in the Bachelor of Property Economics degree will be encouraged to use their education to become future leaders in the Property Industry.

This inaugural opportunity worth $10,000 will be awarded in February 2021.


All applicants must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be undertaking a full-time study load each semester (3 or 4 units)
  • be committed to remaining enrolled full-time for the scholarship duration
  • have 12-18 months remaining on your study program as at February 2021
  • have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or above on a 7.0 point scale; and

Single degree applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a Bachelor of Property Economics degree at QUT
  • have completed at least 96 credit points of Property Economics core/major units (depending on first/second semester commencement date) in the single degree; or

Double degree applicants must:

  • have completed 96 credit points of Property Economics core/major units in a double degree structure (depending on first/second semester commencement date)
  • have a component GPA of 5.5 or above for the Property Economics major
  • be intending to maintain a 24 credit point enrolment in PE units each semester.

An applicant must also:

  • be committed to a career in Property Economic professions as evidenced by participation in extra-curricular professional development activities
  • be willing to participate in a customised, value-add program of activities designed in consultation with a nominated PCA mentor and the Scholarship Engagement Committee.

Students who are partaking in elective subjects related to property economics are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Download application form as a Word Doc (DOCX file, 878.1 KB)

Download application form as a PDF (PDF file, 727.0 KB)

Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm on the due date.

  • applications must be word processed and well-presented
  • you may include relevant additional supporting evidence (such as written references), if desired
  • applications must be sent to No late applications will be accepted.

What happens next?

All applications will be acknowledged and receipted by email.

Eligible applications will be forwarded to a selection panel for shortlisting.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview with the selection panel.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.


Terms and conditions for Property Council of Australia - Past Presidents' Scholarship (PDF file; 162.4 KB)

About the scholarship

QUT has been a corporate member of the Property Council of Australia (PCA) for several years. The Property Council of Australia has actively supported the Bachelor of Property Economics degree working with Dr Connie Susiliwati, Subject Area Coordinator, to provide guest lecturers since 2014.

In 2020, PCA’s Queensland Executive Director approached QUT to open discussions about establishing a collaborative scholarship that would support a promising Bachelor of Property Economics student who is looking to pursue a career in the property industry.

Past Queensland Presidents of the Property Council have come together and pledged personal donations to establish this scholarship fund.

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