Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Sporting excellence



Application dates

Applications open
15 August 2022
Applications close
25 November 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a cash scholarship valued at $10,000.
  • membership to QUT's Elite Athlete Program, where you'll be given academic support provisions and professional development opportunities.
  • membership to QUT's College of Excellence.

You will also have access to the Australian Institute of Sport's Career Practitioner Services, and opportunities to engage in national wellbeing programs and campaigns.


To be considered for the QUT-AIS scholarship you must:

  • meet academic and citizenship eligibility requirements
  • be a commencing or continuing QUT student
  • be a nationally categorised athlete, verified by your National Sporting Organisation (NSO)
  • have no anti-doping rule violations or match fixing offences at any time
  • be currently progressing and achieving in a funded and nationally recognised sport.

How to apply

Complete the online application and attach all relevant support documentation. Late documentation will not be considered.

Applications will open in early August and close 26 November.

If you have any questions, contact us at

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What happens next?

Your application will initially be assessed by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) against the eligibility criteria. Only one application will be considered per athlete.

If your application is eligible it will then proceed to assessment against the selection criteria through a competitive process. This assessment will be undertaken by an assessment panel, which will comprise of representatives from the AIS and QUT.

The assessment panel will consider each eligible application on its merits based on how well it meets the selection criteria and how it compares to other applications.


To keep your QUT-AIS scholarship, you must:

  • maintain a course grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 or higher in each semester
  • represent QUT at up to two targeted events or appearances each year, which may include:
    • speaking at QUT Sport events
    • contesting the National University Championships (if your sport is contested)
    • participating in other campus events.

You can:

  • take approved leave of absence from your course in accordance with the QUT Leave of Absence policy. Scholarship payments will be suspended during periods of leave
  • concurrently receive a QUT Equity Scholarship, if eligible.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you will need to reapply for the QUT-AIS scholarship the following year
  • hold another merit scholarship concurrently with this scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact us at

Terms and conditions for QUT-AIS Scholarship (PDF file; 246.9 KB)

About the scholarship

This scholarship is a joint endeavour between QUT and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to support sporting achievement.


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