Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Migrants or refugees and From a non-English speaking background


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 November 2022
Applications close
13 March 2023

What you'll receive

There is one scholarship available to be awarded as:

  • semester allocations of $1,750 (paid after census date) for a maximum of 4 semesters ($7,000 total)

You'll also have access to non-financial benefits, including:

  • professional development workshops for students
  • 1-1 support from a Senior Careers Educator to set goals, implement an action plan, and review achievement milestones for career development and cultural ambassadorship
  • mentoring and/or internship opportunities with an appropriate CALD business leader, appointed by the Brisbane Lord Mayor's Office.


You must:

  • be living in the Brisbane City Council local government region
  • be from a culturally and linguistically diverse (migrant or refugee) background with at least one parent born overseas
  • preferably speak a language other than English
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have a personal narrative to share about your cultural inclusion journey in Australia
  • be willing to promote the cultural diversity agenda in university and Brisbane communities, around your studies.

You must also explain how receipt of this scholarship will:

  • support your academic pursuits
  • increase your capacity to engage and contribute to your own and/or other multicultural communities.

You must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • be commencing full-time study in a Bachelor of Business single or double degree at QUT
  • be commencing full-time study in a 1.5 or 2-year Master of Business program at QUT
  • be a continuing undergraduate business student with at least 4 semesters of full time study (minimum 36CP) remaining on plan, and a minimum overall GPA of 4.5 as at the start of the time of application
  • be a continuing fulltime postgraduate student in a Master of Business with a minimum overall GPA of 4.5 at time of application, and either:
    • 2 semesters remaining for 1.5 year total course duration, or
    • 3 semesters for 2 year total course duration.

    Please note: Masters students will be paid a pro-rata semester entitlement for the number of semesters left on plan.

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Roundtable Scholarship is defined as a non-academic achievement-based scholarship. It is predicated on the achievement of cultural and career advancement benchmarks. QUT Scholarship Concurrency Rules allow students to hold other scholarships while in receipt of a non-academic achievement-based scholarship.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

The required form will be made available once applications re-open.

Read the advice for scholarship applicants (PDF file, 539.3 KB) to help you write your application.

Complete your application and send to the QUT Business School Scholarships and Prizes Coordinator at by 11.59pm on the due date.

What happens next?

We'll send you an email to let you know that we've received your application.

A panel of representatives from QUT, the Lord Mayor's Office and the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Roundtable Committee will assess your application. We'll pay particular attention to how well you've addressed the selection criteria.

We'll contact you to let you know if you've been shortlisted. This may take a few weeks.

If you're shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview with the panel. We will phone you to arrange an interview and confirm the details in writing.

After your interview, we'll let you know if your application is successful. If it is, we'll send you a letter with confirmation and further details.


Scholarship recipients who participate in the program for the full duration have the opportunity to receive $7,000 spread over four semesters (with all conditions met).  Recipients also benefit from a structured two-year program of coaching and mentoring that is designed to advance cultural inclusion and career objectives.

Recipients who have less than two years left on their study program at the time of award will receive an installment of $1,750 for each semester of scholarship participation, and be expected to participate in a condensed program of cultural and career advancement offerings around their study timetable.

About the scholarship

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Roundtable and QUT Faculty of Business and Law proudly support this scholarship. Selection is based on various criteria including cultural inclusion, career aspirations, and academic potential.

Contact us

QUT Business Scholarships Coordinator

3138 4632
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 4632
Postal address
Business Scholarships, QUT Business School
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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