Science and Engineering Financial Hardship Scholarship

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future domestic undergraduate students studying in the Science and Engineering Faculty who are struggling financially.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Building and planning, Engineering, Information technology and Science and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • $5,000 over one year, paid in two instalments of $2,500 (one instalment per semester, after the census date).


You must be one of:

  • an Australian citizen (including dual citizens)
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • a New Zealand citizen.

You must also be:

  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • applying for an undergraduate degree offered by our Science and Engineering Faculty.

Who can't apply

You can't apply if you're a:

  • single-unit study student - studying an individual unit at QUT, but not enrolled in a QUT course
  • cross-institutional student - enrolled in a course at another university, but studying specific units at QUT and receiving credit towards your course at the other university
  • International College (QUTIC) student - studying one of the pathway programs offered by our international college, including foundation courses, university diplomas and English language courses

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2020 have now closed.

Applications for Semester 2, 2020 will open in early May.

Completing the application form

To be considered for this scholarship, you need to apply through our Equity Scholarships Scheme.

When applications are open, you only need to submit one application form to be considered for all scholarships under the scheme. Make sure you follow the instructions to supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date.

Required documents for your application

What happens next?

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

We allocate scholarships based on need. Students with the greatest need will receive the highest value scholarships. The number of scholarships available will determine the cut-off to receive a scholarship.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

If you applied and submitted all supporting documentation by 9am on 3 February 2020, we’ll let you know the outcome by the end of week 1 of classes in Semester 1, 2020.

If you applied and submitted all supporting documentation by 9am on 24 February, we’ll let you know the outcome by the end of week 4 of classes in Semester 1, 2020.

These offer dates are subject to federal government funding.


You must:

  • maintain an enrolment of at least 36 credit points each semester for the duration of the scholarship
  • continue your second semester studies directly after the first semester
  • achieve a grade of 4 or above for all units in the first semester, to retain the scholarship for the second semester.

You can't:

  • defer your offer.

Your scholarship may be terminated if you:

  • discontinue from the prescribed course or transfer to another course.

Contact us

Science and Engineering Faculty

3138 8822
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 8822
Postal address
QUT Science and Engineering Faculty
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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