Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Information technology

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance and Women


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

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

Other benefits include:

  • membership of the Science and Engineering Women in IT program
  • automatic entry into QUT's College of Excellence


You must:

  • have competed Year 12 (or a gap year) in 2021
  • be starting university for the first time in 2022
  • identify as female
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident
  • have achieved a minimum, unadjusted ATAR 92.00
  • have placed QUT as your first preference
  • be applying to start one of:

Eligible applicants will:

  • be keen to foster growth and recognition of the contribution of female technologists to the profession and the broader community
  • be able to effectively balance study with other pursuits
  • be able to increase diversity and support, and influence others to achieve greater things
  • work well and communicate easily with their peers, in teams and with others in the technology community
  • be committed to personal awareness and growth.

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship will open in early August and close in November.

What happens next?

We will assess applications based on our selection criteria. We'll only notify successful applicants.

There will be two rounds of offers:

  • first round offers will be made to applicants who have put QUT as their first course preference. We'll make offers in January 2022
  • second round offers will be made after the acceptance cut-off date for round one.

A scholarship offer does not mean that you're automatically accepted into the course you've applied for. You still have to apply and be accepted through QTAC.


You must:

  • be enrolled full-time in an eligible course for the duration of your studies
  • achieve a minimum course grade point average (GPA) of 4 each semester
  • play a leadership role by actively participating in the Women in IT program's 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 us at

Terms and conditions for Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship (PDF file; 230.3 KB)

About the scholarship

We are committed to:

  • growing the number of graduating female technologists
  • fostering the view of technology as a career of choice for women.

The Women in Information Technology scholarship is available to support high-achieving female students enrolling in an information technology degree.

Contact us

Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science

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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