Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
24 August 2020
Applications close
5 March 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at $10,000 per year, for three years or the remainder of your degree. For example, a second-year student in a four-year degree would receive the scholarship for two years.


You must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled at QUT in an undergraduate course at the census date
  • be studying full time (minimum of three units per semester), either externally or on-campus
  • have not received this scholarship before.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarships, you must complete:

  • the 2021 QIC Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship application form
  • proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent status
  • a written submission (500 words or less per question) addressing, in your own words:
    • Give examples of your academic ability and potential to achieve at university.
    • Describe your personal attributes, e.g., community involvement, career aspirations, interests, drive, ability to overcome adversity.
    • Impact of the scholarship - how will the QIC Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship assist you in achieving your current and future career goals.

What happens next?

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by a selection panel.

Scholarship applicants are assessed based on:

  • information submitted in your application
  • how you meet the selection criteria.

Written applications will be assessed by a panel of representatives from the Oodgeroo Unit and QIC. The panel may interview short-listed applicants to help make their decision.

The assessment panel will determine the number of full-time scholarships to be awarded based on the quality of the applications, in their absolute discretion.


Scholarship recipients will need to enter into a binding agreement with the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT, which specifies the conditions of the scholarship.

You must:

  • maintain a minimum 4 grade point average
  • submit results and confirmation of continued enrolment promptly at the end of each semester
  • defer for no more than 12 months during the study period
  • maintain active communication with the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT at all times
  • attend the official scholarship presentation ceremony
  • give consent to photographs being taken for the purposes of promotional activities including media, webpage/s by the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT and QIC.

About the scholarship

The QIC Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship is a key component of QIC’s Reconciliation Action Plan’s focus on employment and the talent pipeline.

This scholarship is aimed at supporting and enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolling in and continuing their university education.

Each scholarship recipient will be allocated a QIC Mentor who will support and assist the scholarship recipient in their academic and professional career success.


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