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Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate

Student type

Future students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications open
1 August 2017
Applications close
8 December 2017

What you'll receive

You'll receive one of:

  • 80 scholarships worth $30,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a stipend of $3,750 after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for the standard duration of your course, for up to four years ($7,500 per year).
  • 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each. The scholarship will be paid as a study stipend of $2,500 after the HECS-HELP census date of each semester for the first four semesters of your course.

Other benefits may include:

  • an accelerated program of study
  • early access to research opportunities
  • membership of the QUT College of Excellence
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program.

Successful applicants from our Science and Engineering Faculty who achieve an average grade point average (GPA) of 6 or above in their first semester will be invited to apply for a place in the Science and Engineering Dean's Scholars Program from Semester 2, 2018.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be graduating Year 12 in 2017 or have graduated Year 12 in 2016
  • have an OP 1 or 2 (or equivalent) excluding bonus OPs/ranks
  • be starting university for the first time in 2018

You must also be one of:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident
  • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • an international student who has completed high school in Australia or an Australian curriculum overseas.

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How to apply

Complete the online application. You can save your application and come back to it later.

Start a new application

Continue a saved application

If you have any questions, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

What happens next?

We'll make first-round offers for scholarships from 21 December 2017 to applicants who have placed QUT as their first course preference. Not all first-round offers are accepted, for a variety of reasons. So if you don't receive an offer in the first round, you may still be eligible for an offer in the second round.

We'll make second-round offers in the week commencing 2 January 2018. If a third round of offers is required, this will take place the week starting 8 January 2018.

We'll finalise all scholars by 5 February 2018. The University Scholarships Coordinator will contact you if you're successful.

If you're awarded a scholarship, you'll be invited to attend the Vice-Chancellor's Scholars Retreat in mid-February 2018.

If you aren't successful in your application, there is no appeals process.

Only students who are successful in being offered a scholarship are notified.

Conditions

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • remain enrolled full-time
  • maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or higher in each semester.

You can:

  • take a leave of absence for up to 12 months (in accordance with our student rules), but only after you have completed one full-time semester of study. You won't receive scholarship payments during this time.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer. If you defer your course, you can reapply for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship the following year, provided that you haven't undertaken university study in the meantime
  • hold any other scholarship, except an Equity Scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact our Scholarships Coordinator.

Terms and conditions for Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic) (PDF file; 359.3 KB)

About the scholarship

The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is our premier offering for high achievers. We award over 130 scholarships annually, worth $3 million.

In addition to the financial support, the program helps you to make the most of your QUT experience through extra development opportunities, which build your leadership skills and professional networks.

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