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QUT Asylum Seeker Tuition Fee Scholarship

Future student scholarship
A scholarship to enable year 12 students who are seeking asylum in Australia to access higher education.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Application dates

Applications close
18 January 2019

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
  • completing an Australian year 12 program in 2018
  • applying to study an undergraduate degree full-time or part-time internally at QUT, starting in Semester 1 2019.

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

Complete and submit the application form and all supporting documentation by 18 January 2019.

We’ll let you know whether or not you're successful by 1 February 2019.

Download application form (PDF file, 381.9 KB)

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 them 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 you 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. Three scholarships are available for 2019.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

If you submit your application and all documentation by 18 January 2019, we’ll let you know whether or not you're successful by 1 February 2019.


You must receive an offer for an undergraduate course and enrol internally at QUT in Semester 1, 2019. 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 year 12 students who are seeking asylum in Australia to access higher education. The 2019 scholarships are open to students completing year 12 in 2018.

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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