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Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially, From regional or rural or remote areas


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at $7,500 per year for up to four years, paid in instalments of $3,750 each semester.


You must be one of:

  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • an Australian citizen (or dual citizen)
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • a New Zealand citizen.

You must also be:

  • from a regional or remote area in Queensland or the Northern Territory
  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • enrolled full time in or applying for an undergraduate course and intending to study full time.

Who can't apply

You can't apply if you're a:

  • single-unit study student - studying an individual unit at QUT, but not enrolled in a QUT course
  • cross-institutional student - enrolled in a course at another university, but studying specific units at QUT and receiving credit towards your course at the other university
  • QUT International College (QUTIC) student - studying one of the pathway programs offered by our international college, including foundation courses, university diplomas and English language courses

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 have now closed.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open in September 2018.

Completing the application form

When applications open, you will need to apply through our Equity Scholarships Scheme.

You only need to submit one application form to be considered for all scholarships under the scheme. Make sure you follow the instructions to supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date.

What happens next?

We'll assess your application and score it against our selection criteria.

We allocate scholarships based on need. Students with the greatest need will receive the highest value scholarships. There are a limited number of scholarships available.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

If you applied for a Semester 1, 2018 scholarship and submitted all your supporting documents by 4:30pm 16 February 2018, we’ll let you know whether your application was successful by early March 2018.


You must be enrolled full time in the semester you applied for. Before we pay your scholarship, we'll check your enrolment status to ensure you are still enrolled and eligible.

About the scholarship

The Tim Fairfax AC Regional and Remote Learning Potential Fund Scholarships are for low-income students from regional and remote areas in Queensland and the Northern Territory who are studying or who want to study an undergraduate degree. They have been established by Mr Tim Fairfax AC as a tribute to rural and regional education. These scholarships are intended to be offered as 32 individual named scholarships in perpetuity through the QUT Learning Potential Fund. The scholarships encourage disadvantaged and low-income students from regional and remote areas in Queensland and the Northern Territory to study an undergraduate degree in the faculty of their choice at QUT.

Contact us

Equity Scholarships Team

3138 5582
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 5582
+61 7 3138 5600
Postal address
QUT Equity Scholarships
Victoria Park Rd
Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059

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