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Dean's Award for STEM Scholars Academic Scholarship and Relocation Bursary

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for high-achieving STEM Scholars enrolling in a STEM or Health degree. We are also offering an additional relocation bursary for regional or remote STEM Scholars needing to relocate to undertake their study.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Engineering, Health and community, Information technology and Science and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
15 October 2018
Applications close
16 November 2018

What you'll receive

You'll receive one of:

  • 10 scholarships worth $3,000 each.

Other benefits may include:

  • 10 relocation bursaries for regional or remote students worth $1,500 each
  • membership of the QUT College of Excellence
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program.


You must:

  • be graduating Year 12 in 2018 (or had a single gap year)
  • have an OP 1-5
  • have must have either:
    • attended the Vice-Chancellor's STEM Camp
    • participated in the High School Research Internships program
    • received a STEM Scholar Subject Prize.
  • be enrolling in a full-time bachelor degree in one of QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty or Faculty or Health courses
  • have completed Year 12 studies in Australia

To be eligible for the relocation bursary, you must also have completed Year 12 at a school outside the South-East Queensland Catchment. The catchment area includes:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Council
  • Somerset Regional Council,
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

You must also be either:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

How to apply

Step 1: apply for your course

You must first apply via QTAC for any of the single or double degrees offered by the Science and Engineering Faculty or Faculty or Health.

Step 2: apply for the QUT Excellence Scholarship

To be considered for the Dean’s Award for STEM Scholars scholarship, you must apply for a QUT Excellence Scholarship. Make sure you follow the instructions to supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date.

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What happens next?

You application will be assessed based on on academic performance and participation in a STEM Scholar program. We will make offers for the Dean's Award for STEM Scholars scholarship after the QUT Excellence Scholarships have been awarded, in January 2019.

If you are successful in being awarded a QUT Excellence Scholarship, you will no longer be eligible for the Dean’s Award for STEM Scholars Academic Scholarship.

Relocation bursaries are assessed based on academic performance, participation in a STEM Scholar program and geographical location of Year 12 completion, outside the South East Queensland Catchment. The bursary is awarded in conjunction with the Dean's Award for STEM Scholars scholarship.

If you aren't successful in your application, there is no appeals process.

You will only be notified if your application is successful.

Although you may have been successful in your application, this does not mean that you're automatically accepted into the course you’ve applied for. You must still be successful in your QTAC application.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • remain enrolled full-time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship or bursary offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply the following year, provided that you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime
  • hold any other scholarship, except an Equity Scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

Full terms and conditions

About the scholarship

The Dean's Award for STEM Scholars Academic Scholarship helps support high-achieving students that have participated in STEM Scholars programs (Vice Chancellor's STEM Camp, High School Research Internships and/or a STEM Scholar Subject Prize recipient) and are undertaking their first year of an undergraduate degree within the Science and Engineering Faculty or the Faculty of Health at QUT.

The STEM Scholars Relocation Bursary helps support high-achieving regional students that have participated in either the QUT Vice-Chancellor's STEM Camp or the QUT High School Research Internships program, who must move away from their home residence in a regional or remote area, to undertake their first year of an undergraduate degree within the Science and Engineering Faculty or the Faculty of Health at QUT.

In addition to the financial support, the STEM Scholars 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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