Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Building and planning, Engineering, Information technology, Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian and Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
28 February 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • payment of your tuition fees for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in 2021
  • a $500 study stipend in Semester 1 in 2021.


You must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • provide a confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent form to QUT's Oodgeroo Unit
  • have completed Year 12 in 2020
  • be applying to start an undergraduate degree at QUT for the first time
  • apply for an undergraduate course (including double degrees) in either:
    • science
    • information technology
    • engineering
    • mathematics
    • urban development
  • start your degree in Semester 1, 2021.

One-year honours degrees are not eligible under this scholarship.

Contact the Oodgeroo Unit if you need help obtaining your confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent form.

How to apply

Part 1: Apply for your course

Apply for an eligible undergraduate course that starts in Semester 1, 2021.

You can apply for the scholarship before you know the outcome of your course application, but you must be offered a place in an eligible course and accept it to receive the scholarship.

How to apply for undergraduate courses

Part 2: Apply for the scholarship

To apply for the scholarship, you need to complete and submit the online application form.

You will need to upload evidence of additional material that will support your scholarship application, including:

  • academic transcripts from high school, TAFE and/or previous study
  • a certified copy of documentation supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage; i.e. confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent form
  • a current resume or curriculum vitae
  • referee statements.

You will also need to provide written responses to support your application. As such, we recommend that you take time to prepare your documentation and written responses prior to submitting your application.

Complete the online application form

What happens next?

We'll assess your application based on your high school results and application responses.

We will make offers for scholarships via email and post in early March 2021. If your application was unsuccessful, we'll email you after all offers have been accepted.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • maintain an enrolment of at least 36 credit points each semester
  • maintain a maximum of 96 credit points overall during the scholarship year
  • achieve a grade of 4 or above for all units in the first semester to retain the scholarship for the second semester
  • continue your second semester studies directly after the first semester.

You can't:

  • defer your enrolment
  • normally hold more than one academic scholarship at QUT through this scholarship period.

Your scholarship may also be terminated if you:

  • don't carry out your study competently or diligently
  • behave in a manner that warrants disciplinary action
  • discontinue from the prescribed course or transfer to another course.

Terms and conditions for Undergraduate Indigenous Australian Commencing Student Scholarship (PDF file; 184.9 KB)

Contact us

Science and Engineering Faculty

3138 8822
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 8822
Postal address
QUT Science and Engineering Faculty
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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