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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
3 January 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.  i.e. 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.

Successful applicants from our Science and Engineering Faculty who achieve an average grade point average (GPA) of 6 or above in their first semester may be invited to apply for a place in the Science and Engineering Dean's Scholars Program from Semester 2, 2020.


You must:

  • be a Sri Lankan citizen
  • have been offered the International Merit Scholarship for semester 1, 2020 in one of the listed eligible Bachelor programs
  • have a minimum of 3 A grades (from your GCE 'A' levels)

You must also satisfy the following:

  • complete and submit your applications online by 3 January 2020 and
  • address the selection criteria:
    • academic merit
    • other achievements and awards
    • work experience and extracurricular activities
    • career goals

Eligible courses:

How to apply

You must:

  • complete and submit your application online by 3 January 2020
  • ensure your application addresses the selection criteria:
    • academic merit
    • other achievements and awards
    • work experience and extracurricular activities
    • career goals.
  • Start a new application
  • Continue a saved application

What happens next?

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

The selection is to be finalised by mid-January 2020, and we 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.


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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