STEM Excellence Scholarship -
Sri Lanka

Future student scholarship
An exclusive top-up fee scholarship to the International Merit Scholarship for outstanding Sri Lankan applicants.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

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

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance



Application dates

Applications close
4 May 2020

What you'll receive

You will receive:

  • an additional fee scholarship of 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters of study at QUT and
  • an additional ongoing fee scholarship of 25% per semester at QUT, provided you meet the academic conditions.

This fee scholarship is a top-up to the 25% fee scholarship received from the International Merit Scholarship. In total you will receive a 50% fee scholarship each semester.

Other benefits may include:

  • membership of the QUT College of Excellence
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program.


You must:

  • be a Sri Lankan citizen
  • have been offered the International Merit Scholarship for Semester 2, 2020 in one of the listed eligible bachelor degrees
  • have a minimum of 3 A grades (UK GCE A-Levels) OR 1A, 2B (or 2As, 1C) grades from Sri Lankan (Local) GCE A-Levels.

Eligible courses include:

How to apply

You must:

  • complete and submit your application online by 4 May 2020
  • ensure your application addresses the selection criteria:
    • academic merit
    • extra-curricular activities and awards
    • voluntary community experience
    • career aspirations (and how a QUT degree will benefit).

Start a new application

As this online application form cannot be saved and edited later, make sure you have prepared your responses to each of the above criteria before starting the application.

What happens next?

This scholarship is competitive. After the application closing date, our panel will assess each eligible application against the selection criteria and all applications.

The selection will be finalised before mid-May 2020, and you will be contacted if you are the successful recipient.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 (7 point scale) or higher each semester, and
  • successfully complete each unit.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for a STEM Excellence Scholarship the following year, provided it is offered.
  • hold any other fee scholarship, except an International Merit Scholarship.

About the scholarship

The STEM Excellence Scholarship is an exclusive offering for high achievers, sponsored by the Science and Engineering Faculty.

In addition to the financial support, the program helps you to make the most of your QUT experience through extra development opportunities, which build your leadership skills and professional networks.

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