Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a tuition fee scholarship for the duration of your course
  • a guaranteed QUT Equity Scholarship - a minimum of $3,500 for one year
  • an Equity computer on commencement at QUT.


You must be holder of one of the following Australian visas:

  • Bridging Visa ‘E’ (subclass 050)
  • Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)
  • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)

You must also be:

  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • applying to study an undergraduate degree full-time or part-time internally at QUT.

We also take personal hardship into consideration when assessing applications. This includes:

  • personal medical conditions
  • disabilities
  • dependants with special needs.

Please be aware that if you enrol in a course (full-time or part-time), you may lose any government income support you currently receive.

Your tuition fee scholarship will cease if your residency status changes to a category allowing you to access a Commonwealth Supported Place and the HECS-HELP loan scheme. You will still be eligible to apply to the QUT Equity Scholarships Scheme.

How to apply

Applications for 2020 have now closed.

IMPORTANT: Applying for a place at QUT
To receive the scholarship, you must gain a place in an internal, undergraduate degree at QUT for Semester 1, 2020. This is a separate process. You will need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen degree, including the English language requirement.

If you completed an Australian year 12 program in 2019, apply through QTAC. If you are having difficulty paying the application fee, please contact the Equity Scholarships team.

If you did not complete an Australian year 12 program in 2019, apply directly to QUT. Use the ‘Application for Admission to QUT as an International Student’ (F) form. There is usually a $100 fee, but this will be waived if you provide evidence of your visa status with your admission application and indicate that you are applying for the QUT Asylum Seeker Tuition Fee Scholarship. Please submit your admission application form to

Completing the application form

To apply, complete and submit the QUT Asylum Seeker Tuition Fee Scholarship application form and supporting documentation.

Make sure you follow the instructions to supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date. A list of required documents can be found at the end of the application form.

There are three ways to submit your application and supporting documents - choose the one that's easiest for you.


Post your application and supporting documents free of charge to:
Private and Confidential
Queensland University of Technology
Equity Scholarships Scheme
Reply Paid 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

Deliver in person

Bring your application and supporting documents in person to the QUT Equity Services Department:
QUT Kelvin Grove campus
C Block, room C301

Getting to QUT Kelvin Grove


Scan and email your application form and supporting documents to

What happens next?

We'll assess your application and score it against our selection criteria.

We allocate scholarships based on need. Students with the greatest need will receive the scholarships.

Two scholarships were available for Semester 1, 2020

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Applicants who applied and submitted all documentation by 17 January 2020 will be notified of the outcome by 31 January 2020.


You must receive an offer for an undergraduate course and enrol internally at QUT in Semester 1, 2020. Before we pay your tuition fees and Equity Scholarship, we'll check your enrolment status to ensure you are still enrolled and eligible.

About the scholarship

The QUT Asylum Seeker Tuition Fee Scholarships have been established to enable students who are seeking asylum in Australia to access higher education. Two scholarships were available for Semester 1, 2020.

Contact us

Equity Scholarships Team

3138 5582
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 5582
+61 7 3138 5600
Postal address
QUT Equity Scholarships
Victoria Park Rd
Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059

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