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QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

Future and current student scholarship
QUT is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission as an elite athlete-friendly university.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Sporting excellence

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 August 2019
Applications close
15 November 2019

What you'll receive

Our sports scholarships are divided into three categories, which determine what you'll receive:

  • Aspiring Sports scholarships (valued at $1000).
  • Sport Development Scholarships ($5000 - $10,000).
  • Elite Sport Scholarships ($10,000 - $20,000).

Other benefits may include:

  • membership to the Elite Athlete Program
  • access to personal and professional development opportunities
  • access to nutrition and sports psychology services and more
  • membership of the QUT College of Excellence
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program.

We're aware that being an elite athlete takes up a lot of time, so we're also flexible about enrolment, assessment and special consideration where possible. To access these benefits, you'll need to register with our Elite Athlete Program once you are a student at QUT.

Eligibility

To be considered an elite athlete at QUT and be considered for these scholarships, you must be an athlete progressing and achieving in a sport that is recognised by Sport Australia.

To be considered for an Aspiring Sport Scholarship you must meet academic and citizenship eligibility requirements and be a commencing QUT student competing in either:

  • netball
  • swimming
  • water polo.

To be considered for Sport Development or Elite Sport scholarship, you must meet academic and citizenship eligibility requirements and:

  • be a commencing or continuing QUT student
  • be able to demonstrate a minimum of (T4) athlete categorisation level within Sport Australia’s FTEM framework who has competed in at least one event or been invited onto a team as stipulated by tier rankings.

You do not qualify as a QUT elite athlete if you:

  • are unable to demonstrate your sporting achievements or athlete categorisation
  • only compete in a competition that requires you to train a couple of sessions per week and give up part of your weekend to compete.

We use Sport Australia's categorisation framework called the FTEM Framework. You must be able to show evidence that you fit within one of the below tiers as stipulated by Australia's FTEM Sporting Framework. For more information regarding the FTEM Framework, please visit SportAus or contact your national sporting organisation.

Tier 1 - E2/M1 - Mastery Phase

To qualify for this tier you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • Podium success at major international event/level (Initial and Ongoing)

Examples include: Olympic medallist, Brownlow medallist or club Medallist of Honour, AFL Grand Final Winner, World medallist

Tier 2 - E1 - Elite Phase

To qualify for this tier you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • Representation at open international events
  • Professional player drafting.

Examples include: World Championship representation, World Series/Cup medallist, representation at Commonwealth Games, AFL, Cricket Australia Team Member

Tier 3 - T4 - Pre-Elite Phase

To qualify for this tier you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • National podium results
  • Demonstrated potential to progress into open international competition.

Examples include: Australian Champion, Queensland Champion, Queensland Netball Team with Firebirds training access etc

Esports eligibility

In 2020 the QUT Sport Scholarship Scholarship for esports will be available for aspiring QUT League of Legends Oceanic Challenger Series (OCS) players only.

As part of the scholarship selection process for esports athletes, you must participate in the QUT OCS Trials, which will be held in early January 2020. You must also comply with our player performance and behavioural standards.

More information including trial dates will be distributed in the last quarter of 2019.

If successful, you will be expected to engage in the QUT Sport community by attending events, representing QUT or in a leadership capacity. This will be negotiated with you and QUT Sport.

How to apply

Complete the online application. You can save your application and come back to it later.

Start a new application - Sport application

Start a new application - eSports application

Continue a saved application

If you have any questions, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

What happens next?

We'll make first-round offers for scholarships from 13 December 2019. Not all first-round offers are accepted, for a variety of reasons. So if you don't receive an offer in the first round, you may still be eligible for an offer in the second round.

We'll make second-round offers in the week commencing 13 January 2020. If a third round of offers is required, this will take place by the end of January 2020.

We'll finalise all scholars by 3 February 2020 and the University Scholarships Coordinator will contact you if you're successful.

If you aren't successful in your application, there is no appeals process. Only students who are successful in being offered a scholarship are notified.

Conditions

Aspiring Sport scholarships

To keep your Aspiring Sport scholarship, you must:

  • join QUT Club within your respective sport upon commencement of semester.
  • represent QUT at targeted events both on and off campus (if selected and available).

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to 12 months, but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for the QUT Sport Talent & Sport Elite Scholarship the following year.
  • hold other certain scholarships types concurrently with this scholarship. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information. Equity scholarships are exempt from this stipulation. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

Full terms and conditions will be available shortly.

Sport Development and Elite Sport scholarships

To keep your Sport Development or Elite Sport scholarship, you must:

  • maintain a course grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 or higher in each semester.

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to 12 months, but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for the QUT Sport Talent & Sport Elite Scholarship the following year.
  • hold other certain scholarships types concurrently with this scholarship. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information. Equity scholarships are exempt from this stipulation. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

Full terms and conditions to be provided shortly.

About the scholarship

We are proud to support developing and elite athletes across a wide range of sports by offering sport scholarships annually for both commencing and existing students.

Sport scholarships are broken up into a number of categories to support athletes at all levels of performance. This includes talented sports people who are still developing and progressing in their chosen sport all the way through to high-performance level athletes representing Australia at national and international levels.

Aspiring Sport scholarships

In 2020 we will offer scholarships valued at $1000 to commencing students who are aspiring high-school athletes developing and achieving in:

  • netball
  • swimming
  • water polo.

Sport Development and Elite Sport scholarships

Sport Talent and Elite Sport scholarships are available to both commencing and current QUT students who are representing in sports that are recognised by Sport Australia. We will offer up to 12 Sport Development scholarships, and up to 7 Elite Sport scholarships.

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