Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

  • An annual stipend paid fortnightly, indexed annually. The annual stipend rate in 2022 is $28,854 (AUD). The scholarship can be used to support living costs.
  • Domestic students receive an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset.
  • International students receive a QUT Tuition Fee Sponsorship.


New applicants to QUT research degrees need to:

  • meet QUT’s admission criteria for a research degree, which includes meeting QUT’s English language requirements
  • not be in receipt of another living allowance scholarship to undertake the research degree.

Current QUT research students need to have consumed less than the below equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) to apply:

  • less than 1 year EFTLS for enrolled research doctorate students
  • less than 6 months EFTLS for enrolled research masters students

How to apply

Future students

These scholarships are awarded through QUT's annual research scholarship round.

Find out how and when to apply for a research scholarship.


2023 QUT Postgraduate Research Award Scholarship conditions

About the scholarship

We are building research excellence by supporting students of exceptional research potential with QUTPRAs.

The number of QUTPRAs offered varies from year to year.

Rules for previous years of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award are available for reference:

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