QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship (WRE)

Future and current student scholarship
A scholarship for women who are applying for a research degree and can demonstrate a significant interruption to their academic career.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance or Women


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship, indexed annually ($27,596 in 2019) for up to 3 years.

You can also apply for:

  • a $1,520 relocation allowance.


You must:

  • be a woman
  • be a domestic student (an Australian citizen, permanent resident or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen)
  • meet the admission criteria for a PhD (PDF file, 92.7 KB). Check your course information for eligibility requirements for our Master of Philosophy or professional doctorates.
  • be accepted into a Master of Philosophy, PhD, or professional doctorate
  • be able to demonstrate a significant interruption to your academic career.

How to apply

Future students

You must register your interest for a scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.

If you have already applied for admission and want to be considered in the annual scholarship round, register your interest by contacting the Research Students Centre.

Current students

If you're currently enrolled in a research masters, PhD or professional doctorate at QUT, you must apply online through HiQ during our annual scholarship round between 1 September and 11.59pm on 30 September in any year.

You'll need to include an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your research achievements (i.e. publications).

What happens next?

We'll assess applications and make offers in mid-November.

If your application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer within 3 weeks. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.


Read the QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship rules (PDF file, 380.0 KB).

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • complete your study at QUT
  • be enrolled as an internal student
  • remain studying full-time, unless under exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances include:
    • caring responsibilities for a child
    • caring responsibilities for school-aged children with limited access to outside support
    • caring responsibilities for an invalid or disabled spouse, child, or parent
    • a medical condition, supported by a medical certificate, which limits your ability to study full-time
  • make satisfactory progress in your studies.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the Women's Re-entry Scholarship.

Your scholarship will be tax-free if you're studying full-time. If you're studying part-time, your scholarship can be taxed.

Rules for previous years of the QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship are available for reference:

About the scholarship

We support women who have experienced a significant interruption to their academic career to update their research credentials through doctoral study. We usually offer one Women's Re-entry Scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Contact us

Research Scholarships

3138 2932 or 3138 4923
+61 7 3138 1304
Postal address
Research Students Centre
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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