Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance for three years, indexed annually ($28,854 in 2022). The scholarship can be used to support living costs.


You must:

How to apply

Future students

You can indicate your interest in this scholarship within your application for admission to a research degree. Check how and when to apply for a research scholarship.

We have a two-step application process, with an Expression of Interest (EOI) followed by an application if your EOI is accepted.

Follow our step-by-step guide to apply for a research degree

Current QUT students

Check how to apply for a research scholarship for  application dates and eligibility requirements.

What happens next?

Your faculty will review applications and select scholarship recipients in the scholarship rounds. Find the faculty criteria and outcome release dates under applying for a research scholarship.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • make satisfactory progress in your studies
  • remain studying at QUT
  • be enrolled as an internal student
  • remain studying full-time.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic).

2022 QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA) (Domestic) rules (PDF file, 318.1 KB)

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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