Women in Engineering Scholarship

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study engineering.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria



Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 August 2019
Applications close
15 November 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at $6,000, paid over two years.

Other benefits include:

  • membership to the Science and Engineering Women in Engineering program
  • access to QUT's Leadership, Development and Innovation Program.
  • option to apply for the Dean’s Scholars Program.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have completed Year 12 (or a gap year) in 2019 and must be starting university undergraduate degree for the first time in 2020
  • identify as female
  • Be applying to start the Bachelor of Engineering (EN01) or an engineering double degree course at QUT
  • have placed QUT as your first QTAC preference
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident.

Eligible applicants will:

  • be keen to foster growth and recognition of the contribution of female engineers to the profession and the broader community
  • be able to effectively balance study with other pursuits
  • have the potential to take leadership roles amongst the Engineering community
  • be able to support and influence others to achieve greater things
  • work well and communicate easily with their peers, in teams and with others in the wider Engineering community
  • be committed to personal awareness and growth.

How to apply

Applications open on 1 August 2019 and close on 15 November 2019.

To apply, you must:

  1. Complete the Women in Engineering questionnaire (DOCX file, 33.6 KB).
  2. Start a new application and upload your completed questionnaire. You can also saved application.

What happens next?

Scholarship assessment is based on academic performance and responses to the written questions. There are no interviews for this scholarship.

Round 1 scholarship offers will be made in January 2020 to applicants that 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. Round 2 scholarship offers will be made after the acceptance due date for the first round has lapsed.

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

Although you may have been successful in your scholarship application, this does not mean that you're automatically accepted into the Bachelor of Engineering. You must still be successful in your QTAC application.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • be enrolled full time in an eligible Engineering degree for the duration your studies
  • achieve a minimum course grade point average (GPA) of 4 each semester
  • play a leadership role through active participation in the Women in Engineering program activities and events.

You can't:

  • defer your scholarship offer
  • hold any other scholarship except an Equity Scholarship. If you have any questions about holding other scholarships, contact the Science and Engineering Faculty.

Full terms and conditions (PDF file, 144.0 KB)

Terms and conditions for the 2020 Women in Engineering Scholarship are currently under review and will be updated soon.

About the scholarship

QUT is committed to growing the number of graduating female engineers and to fostering the view of engineering as a career of choice for women. The Women in Engineering scholarship will help build a cohort of female future leaders in engineering professions.

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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