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
17 June 2020
Applications close
26 July 2020

What you'll receive

There are 2 scholarships available to be awarded as follows:

  • $7,000 each paid over two years ($3,500 per year)
  • Semester allocations of $1,750 (paid after Census date)

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

  • QUT Business School’s 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 their cultural inclusion journey in Australia
  • and be willing to promote the cultural diversity agenda in university and Brisbane communities, around their studies.

* Applicants are required to explain how receipt of this scholarship will (i) support their academic pursuits as well as (ii) increase their capacity to engage and contribute to their own and/or other multicultural communities.

You must also:

  • be commencing full-time study in a Bachelor of Business single or double degree at QUT Business School, or
  • be commencing full-time study in a 1.5 or 2-year Master of Business program at QUT Business School, or
  • be a continuing undergraduate business student with at least 192 credit points remaining on plan, and a minimum overall GPA of 4.5 at the time of application, or
  • be a continuing postgraduate students in a Master of Business with at least 144 credit points remaining on plan and a minimum overall GPA of 4.5 at the time of application.

* 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

  1. Applications are invited from commencing and continuing business students who meet the above criteria
  2. Read the advice for scholarship applicants (PDF file, 539.3 KB) to help you write your application.
  3. Complete your application and send to the QUT Business School Scholarships and Prizes Coordinator 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. The QUT Business School Scholarships Coordinator 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 $1750 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.

Terms and conditions for The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Roundtable and QUT Business School Scholarship (PDF file; 240.6 KB)

About the scholarship

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

Contact us

QUT Business School 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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