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The John Stainton International Bursary

Current student scholarship
A bursary to assist final year undergraduate students to undertake an international real world learning experience

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
7 April 2019

What you'll receive

You will receive $1,500 paid as a study stipend to assist you in undertaking an international real world learning experience such as a study tour or work integrated learning internship.


To be eligible for this award you must:

  • have completed 144 credit points of Creative Industries units at the time of awarding the bursary;
  • pursuing a Creative Industries undergraduate (single or double) degree with a major in either Entertainment Industries or Film, Screen and New Media;
  • have a GPA of 5.0 or higher;
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
  • be enrolled full time.

How to apply

Please submit:

  • a completed application form
  • your curriculum vitae (CV) including achievements in creative industries (including a portfolio if available)
  • a proposal outlining how you would use the bursary for an international real world learning experience to enhance your desire for a career in the film, screen or entertainment industries and enable your transition into professional practice
  • a statement of any equity disadvantage or hardship in further study (QUT Equity applications will be taken into consideration where applicable).

John Stainton International Bursary application form (DOCX file, 30.2 KB)

What happens next?

A selection committee consisting of QUT staff and the Sponsor will select the students based on ranking and shortlisting of written applications according to: (a) ability to contribute in the fields of film, screen or entertainment industries; (b) industry/commercial awareness; (c) academic merit; (d) financial or social disadvantage; (e) followed by a personal interview of shortlisted applicants (if applicable). Applicants will be notified of an outcome by email after the selection committee has assessed all applications.


To keep this scholarship you must:

  • stay enrolled in an eligible course as a full time student
  • maintain a course grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or greater.

Full terms and conditions (PDF file, 235.0 KB)

About the scholarship

John Stainton is an Australian film and television producer and director well known for his work with the late Steve Irwin and The Crocodile Hunter productions. John provided this gift with the aim to establish a bursary to assist students in the Film, Screen and Entertainment Industries courses to undertake an international real world learning experience. The bursary aims to support a student with an opportunity to learn about different cultures, establish an international network and enhance their career prospects in their final year of undergraduate study.

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