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External scholarships

USQ students are often eligible to apply for scholarships offered by other organisations and Australian Government departments. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation offering the scholarship directly.

 Organisation Details Closing Date 
Australian Commonwealth Government RTP Scholarships

The Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) provides funding to Australian universities to support both Domestic and International students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program. The provision of the funding through the RTP is governed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines.

Students can be offered a RTP scholarship for one or more of the following:

  • RTP Stipends
  • RTP Fees Offset
  • RTP Allowance

International students:

Domestic students:

Ento's Rostering for a Happier Workplace Scholarship

Ento is offering a scholarship of $1000 towards a student's tuition expenses, as well as an opportunity to engage in valuable, one-on-one learning sessions with key Ento staff. With these sessions, you'll gain unparalleled insight into the best ways to build and support happy, productive workplaces.

Founded in Australia in 2009, Ento is a web-based workforce management tool, the heart of which is a lightweight rostering and attendance engine. Since its inception, Ento has quickly become the chose workforce management solution for over 3000 Australian workplaces across a number of industries - including retail, hospitality, security, health and more.




Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Studying at an approved Australian tertiary institution in one of the following fields
    • Human Resources
    • Business
    • Marketing
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Management

For more details and how to apply click here.

The Promotion Products Bi-Annual $3000 Scholarship

Promotion Products Pty. Ltd. has been a Brisbane-based market leader in the promotional marketing industry for over 14 years. We value the role of education in our community, and believe in supporting those who may need a little financial assistance in attaining further education. We recognize that many students suffer from financial strain during their time in tertiary education, and by offering this scholarship we wish to continue to support and grow the skills of the next generation who will enact positive change in their community.

We are offering a bi-annual scholarship to an eligible student currently studying at an Australian University or Further Education College, to assist them with the cost of living and the expenses of being a full-time or part-time student. This scholarship will be awarded and paid twice per year, and while multiple applications are accepted, each winner may only receive the scholarship funds once in order to provide a wider net of students with the support they need.



Selection Criteria

Email us and describe in the body of the email:

  • Educational establishment you are attending or are going to attend
  • Dates of your study
  • A brief outline of the special circumstances you feel that make you a candidate for the scholarship

Attach a short essay: 500+ words that state how your education is going to positively impact others in either your local community or in the wider world.

For more information and to apply click here.

Bayside Psychotherapy scholarship - annual clinical experience learning program

Bayside Psychotherapy has been approached by a number of students requesting placement opportunities and the chance to work directly with patients. Our high standards of patient care, and desire to support the development of student health practitioners has prompted the creation of a mini scholarship.

This includes a $500 contribution towards a student’s education, plus up to a half-day mentorship and experience in the operation, management and provision of services in a clinical environment (with no client contact owing to confidentiality) $500 value*.

This scholarship would suit students who aim to operate their own clinic in the future.


1. You must be currently enrolled in an approved University or TAFE institution situated in Australia.
2. Please send in a current CV that includes your full name, email address and phone number. We also require a confirmation of enrolment letter from your university or TAFE institution.
3. Any work experience obtained previously in the health sector.
4. You need to include in your application a summary of why you have embarked on a career in the healthy industry, and why you might like to work in or operate a private practice. Also include particulars of what you would like to learn from this opportunity and how you will share this information with other students and colleagues.
5. This scholarship is a learning opportunity especially suited to students of psychology, counselling and social work. However we will also consider applications from candidates studying medicine, allied health (physiotherapy, podiatry, speech therapy, occupational therapy), chiropractics and osteopathy.
6. The awarded student consents to having their full name, a recent photo and name of the University they are enrolled in at the time of the award, being published on this page so that people may verify, in subsequent years, the validity of this scholarship.
7. Of course, it will not be possible to show the successful applicant patient records or similar.
8. Applicants known to therapists or owners of Bayside Psychotherapy will not be eligible to apply, for instance patients or anyone with any kind of relationship with us.
9. New applicants only. However if you have applied previously but recently changed courses (not simply changed where you study), for example if you applied during a Bachelor of Health Science last year and are now doing a Masters of Counselling, you can apply again.

How to apply 

To apply please send your application to before 28th July 2017.
One recipient will be selected per year, notified and published on this page by August 15th 2017.

Congratulations to Jacquiline Rogers, USQ Bachelor Human Services (Counselling) student, for being awarded our 2016 mini scholarship for 2016!

Pack & Send Business Scholarship

Pack & Send is a leading parcel courier and freight reseller. We deliver choice, convenience and customised solutions for businesses, e-tailers and consumers when sending goods anywhere, saving you time, trouble and money.

Pack & Send is committed to helping you take your marketing or business Studies to the next level. To help kick start your career we are offering a scholarship to a student who is currently enrolled in a Logistics or Business Degree.


One scholarship is available - the prize is a $1500 Westfield voucher


The scholarship is available to anyone residing in Australia and who has a desire to learn and develop their logistics or business studies. Students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a business course at an Australian university may apply.

Students who are based in the United States studying a course in business or logistics will also be accepted.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to write 200 works explaining why they deserve to receive the Pack & Send Scholarship prize.

For more information and to apply click here.


 Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarships provide opportunities for outstanding all-round students to study at the University of Oxford.

Scholars are selected on the basis of their exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.

Each year nine Australian Rhodes Scholars are chosen: one for each state, and another three from anywhere in the country (these are known as 'Australia-at-Large Scholarships'). These Scholars join a community of nearly 8,000 Rhodes Scholars worldwide and are part of a tradition in Australia that started in 1903.

What does a Rhodes Scholarship entail?

A Rhodes Scholarship supports you in full-time study at the University of Oxford. You can choose from a wide variety of courses.

The Scholarship is usually awarded for two years, but may be extended to three for some degrees. It funds:
• all university and college fees
• the university application fee
• a personal stipend for living expenses
• private health insurance
• one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship, and one economy fare for the flight back to your home country at the end of the scholarship.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in the life of the Rhodes community in Oxford and attend:
• events that develop your leadership, problem-solving and public speaking skills
• presentations from leading international speakers in politics, academia and commerce
• weekly discussions and debates on global challenges
• internships with a wide range of organisations.

Do you meet the Rhodes selection criteria?

Rhodes Selection Committees are looking for young persons of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide.

The four criteria governing the selection of Rhodes Scholars are:
• literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)
• energy to use one's talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved)
• truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
• moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

For further information see the Rhodes Scholarship website or contact           

Forktip Women's Innovation Scholarship

Forktip supports a number of important causes in the community and we are proud to offer the Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship.

The Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship is awarded to two female students every year and is offered to different students each year to ensure fairness.

Our scholarship is aimed at providing support for women around the world to further their education and careers. We have always believed education is the way forward to a positive future and creates tomorrow’s innovative thinkers.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to women of any age enrolled part time or full time with at least a credit average GPA or equivalent

Award Amount


Details of the scholarship, submission deadline, criteria and how to apply are on the website.

BabyMonitorLab BabyMonitorLab is a parenting blog, specialising in parenting/baby articles including tips and tricks, informational and review articles.            


The Scholarship

In order to participate in the BabyMonitorLab Scholarship Program, you will have to research and write a piece of content about "The Impact of Technology on our Health".

The content must be between 500 - 1000 words and you can include different ideas such as the Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology in Health or other similar topics. 

The piece of content you write must be creative and unique. Keep in mind that the winning essay will be published on the website, so everyone can read it. 


The person who submits the best essay will be awarded with $500 that he/she can use either in course materials or other resources. 


This scholarship program is only for current students who are in high school, college or university. 

How to apply

First, write a 500- 1000 words long essay on the topic of "The Impact of Technology on our Health"/ 

Include your written essay and all the details below in a word .doc file: 

  • Your details (First name, Last Name, Phone and Address)
  • School/University name
  • Area of study
  • Any school ID or Document (proof that you are a student of the mentioned school) 

After you have done all these steps, email the Word Doc. file as an attachment to with the subject "Scholarships Submission". 

For further information visit the website.

The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer students who are marginalised and disadvantaged. 

The Pinnacle Foundation exists to give young LGBTIQ+ students the chance to achieve their full potential, to light a spark within them. For those that want to complete high school, or are ready to start TAFE or university they can help. Irrespective of the career path one aspires to they may be able to offer the financial support and resources once needs to kick-start their career path. 

Scholarships will be provided for 16-24 year old LGBTIQ+ students who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.


The Pinnacle Foundation offers various scholarships of varying value, so visit their website for more information.


  • is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • is at least 16 up to 24 years of age at the time the applications close (1 October)
  • identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer, and becuse of this
    • has personal circumstances which provide significant challenges to the person completing their education; or
    • has been marginalised due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; and
  • is a serious, consistent student who has shown scholastic achievement during the student's school years;
  • is able to demonstrate a commitment to completing their educational goals;
  • has achieved acceptable scholastic results given their background and circumstances; and,
  • demonstrates pride in an dedication to the LGBITQ+ community.

Depending on the scholarship  there may be additional eligibility requirements and selection criteria.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare

The ACTAC Teachers Scholarship

ACTAC is a provider of teacher aid courses and childcare courses and is seeking to promote the benefits of working with children to those studying a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Primary Education or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.



The successful student will also have an opportunity to discuss employment possibilities with ACTAC's principal.


Applicants must: 

  • be studying a Bachelor of Education, Primary Education or Early Childhood Education within Australia.
  • be Australian citizens of permanent residents
  • provide a short summary of what they hope to achieve when working with children.

Applications close 1st October 2017

To apply and for more information email


Focus on Furniture Scholarship

Focus on Furniture proudly supports young students in reaching their full potential to become tomorrow's leaders and pave the way forward in industry, government and the community. For many, a higher education can redefine the future for their families and their community - allowing them to apply their personal experience to address the challenges facing Australia. Focus on furniture is a leading retailer of lounges and sofas.


$1500 per year to an eligible candidate


To qualify for the Scholarship your must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 25
  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • Have undertaken the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent
  • Or be enrolled in a tertiary or TAFE institution.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate must:

  • demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR score of 80 or equivalent
  • demonstrate financial need based on Opportunity and Equity criteria
  • demonstrate evidence of community involvement in areas such as leadership or volunteering.

School leaver applicants will be considered on the basis of work experience and educational qualifications

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to send an email to with the following information:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter explaining why you should receive the scholarship in 500 words or less

For more information and to apply click here

BedsOnline Scholarship

BedsOnline proudly supports young students in reaching their full potential to become tomorrow's leaders and pave the way forward in industry, government and the community. For many, a higher education can redefine the future for their families and their community -  allowing them to apply their personal experience to address the challenges facing Australia.  


$1 500 per year to an eligible candidate.


To qualify for a BedsOnline scholarship you must be:

• Aged between 18-25 years of age
• Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
• Undertaken the Higher School Certificate (HSC)
• Or be enrolled in a Tertiary or TAFE institution.

Selection Criteria

The successful applicant must demonstrate:
• Demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent
• Demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on Opportunity and Equity criteria
• Demonstrate evidence of community involvement in areas such as leadership or volunteering
• School leaver applicants will be considered on the basis of work experience and educational qualifications

Application and Selection Process

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

If you are interested in applying please send an email to with the following information.

- Your Curriculum Vitae
- The name of the University/TAFE institution and degree, diploma or course you're currently enrolled in
- A cover letter explaining why you should receive the scholarship in 500 words or less

Winners will be announced on 30th November 2017 via email.

GenerationOne Indigenous Scholarship

The GenerationOne scholarship program aims to foster the next generation of Indigenous leaders through supporting Indigenous students, as they embark on tertiary study.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to help fund college accommodation costs and/or a stipend for expenses associated with studying and living away from home.

This financial support gives Indigenous students the opportunity to make full use of the personal and leadership development opportunities without the accompanying monetary pressures of living away from home.

Successful applicants can choose to take up residence at one of our partner colleges or submit further information for a different college/accommodation option of their choice. Non-partner colleges and other accommodation options will be considered on a case-by case basis.


The value of this scholarship is variable. A full scholarship normally covers college accommodation costs and/or a stipend to cover expenses associated with studying and living away from home.


Students eligble to apply for this scholarship will be

  • Australian citizens
  • Of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Who will be commencing or continuing tertiary studies in 2017
  • Who will be living away from home at a partner college, or a different college/accommodation of their choice
  • Applicants pursuing studies across all disciplines will be considered.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply click here.

Larsen Jewellery Design Scholarship Program

Larsen Jewellery recognises the need to support and educate young Australians wishing to begin a career in jewellery, design or visual arts; or who wish to further their studies in a jewellery, design or visual arts related course.


$1000 to go towards University or TAFE tuition fees for one individual, for either a jewellery or jewellery design related course, or a design, or visual arts related course based in Australia.


The applicant must been the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents
  • Applicants must display and interest and passion for jewellery, design or visual arts.

How to Apply

Applicants should email the following to Please also use this email address for any questions or further information:

  • Full name, phone number and email address
  • Whether you will be entering the industry for the first time, or otherwise be furthering your studies
  • In 500 words or less, why you wish to start or further your career in jewellery, design or visual art
  • Institution or and course name that you wish to study.

For more information including terms and conditions click here.

IBISWorld University Scholarship

The team at IBISWorld is passionate about providing thoroughly researched, reliable and current business information to support learners and businesses across the world with accurate data.

IBISWorld has decided to launch the IBISWORLD scholarship for current finance/business/economics students in Australia. Through this offering, they hope to inspire and encourage students to utilise in-depth research and develop their crucial thinking skills in their education.


$1 000 one-time payment toward the selected student's HELP debt or tuition fees.


Entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • Must be currently enrolled, or have proof of acceptance into an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in finance/business/economics at any Australian university.

How to Apply

Applicants must write an 800-1 000 word essay response to the following topic:

What are the challenges and opportunities associated with moving away from a manufacturing-based economy?

For more information and to apply click here.

 Rapid Finance

Rapid Finance wants to help future finance professionals to achieve academic success. With this in mind, every year Rapid Finance offers a $2 000 scholarship to commerce and business students. The scholarship, awarded for initiative and forward-thinking, helps students to afford the essentials they need to excel.


$2000 which can be used to help cover course costs. Additionally, this money can be used to purchase relevant textbooks, research material and technical equipment.

On completion of their studies, students recognised under the Rapid Finance Scholarship Program may also be considered for an internship with us or even full-time employment.


Applicants must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a tertiary student in the commerce and financial fields. We appreciate a diverse range of voices and as such we encourage all eligible students to apply.

How to apply

Entries should be 500 words in length and need to be received by December 30, 2017. Entrants must satisfy the requirements outlined above. Entries must be submitted as either a Word document or a PDF.

Brief question: How has the role of automotive financiers changed in Australia? Based on these trends, what recommendations would you make for the future?

How you answer the questions is up to you! We do favour inventive or outside-the-box thinking, but you'll be in the running so long as you present a compelling and well-researched argument. Good luck!

(Note: IP is treated as confidential for the purposes of the selection process only and remains property of the creator).

For more information and to apply click here.

Australian Dentists Clinic Scholarship

Australian Dentists Clinic is proud to support students studying a health or medical degree with a $1 000 scholarship prize. The scholarship has been designed to provide financial support to both university and TAFE students.


The value of the scholarship is $1 000. One student will be awarded the scholarship per calendar year.


The successful applicant must be:

  • Over 17 years of age,
  • Studying a medical or health related degree/diploma,
  • Enrolled at University or TAFE studying within Australia, and
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

The scholarship winner will be selected after a review by Australian Dentists Clinic staff based on the merit of their submission.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship create a 500 word maximum essay on why you selected a medical/health care degree and how you would use the scholarship to further your studies.

If you prefer you can upload a 3-minute video to YouTube and email the link so we can view your video.

For more information including terms and conditions, and to apply click here.

The Aspiration Initiative - Indigenous Scholarships

Welcome to The Aspiration Initiative - Indigenous Scholarships website. This is where you'll find information about undergraduate scholarships available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students.

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The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship (Indigenous Postgraduate Students)

The Harvard Club of Australia Group is the organisation for Harvard alumni. Formed in 1961, the club’s aim is to promote fellowship amongst alumni and to assist Australians wishing to study at Harvard. For more information on the club and its programs, please visit
The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship provides funding to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake study at Harvard University.

The value of the scholarship is up to $60,000 per annum to be paid over the course of the Scholar’s study. The Scholarship covers university and college fees, travel costs and living expenses. Only one Scholarship will be available at any point in time. Consequently, each Scholarship will be offered in the year following the expiry of the previous recipient’s tenure.

For more information on how to apply please visit the Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship website.

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Australian Government Department of Human Services Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship is an annual payment to help certain students in higher education who are required to live away from their family home while studying.


You may be eligible for this payment if you are:

  • studying full time in an approved scholarship course, and 
  • receiving at least $1 of Youth Allowance (student) basic benefit or $1 of ABSTUDY Living Allowance in the fortnight in which the scholarship is payable, and
  • a dependent person who has to live away from home to study or
  • meet specific scholarship independence criteria, and
  • starting full time study within 35 days of qualifying for the scholarship, or
  • undertaking full time study for at least 35 days after qualifying for the scholarship

For more information please go to Relocation Scholarship, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.

No closing date

Australian Government Department of Human Services Student Start-up Loan (replaces Student Start-Up Scholarship)

From 1 January 2016, the Student Start-up Loan will replace the Student Start-up Scholarship for new recipients of Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy and ABSTUDY Living Allowance who are in higher education.

You will continue to receive the Student Start-up Scholarship if you received it or a Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship before 1 January 2016 and have not had a break in payment. You may continue to be paid until you come off your student payment.

If you are in this group, you cannot receive a Student Start-up Loan as well as your scholarship.

For more information please go to the Student Start-up Scholarship or the Student Start-up Loan, or contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.
No closing date
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia Award Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships are long term development awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

They aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia's partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.

Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the Australia Awards programs. Please follow the links on the Australia Award Scholarships website for detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for each program. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship to which they are applying, including English language requirements.

Various closing dates
Australian Rotary Health Scholarships  Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Find out more about our scholarships, research and activities.
Various closing dates
Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.

Rotary Foundation Global Grants can be used to fund scholarships with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:  Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, and Economic and community development.

Interested applicants can contact their local Rotary clubs  via the  Rotary Club Locator to inquire on how to be sponsored for the grant.Global grant scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but applications should be submitted at least three months before the scholar’s intended departure date to allow adequate time for Foundation review and processing. **Each Rotary Club/District might have its own specific timeline. It is important to visit the official website for details on how to apply for the scholarship.


The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which can fund the following: Passport/visa, Inoculations, Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions), School supplies, Tuition, Room and board,  Household supplies, Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).   Most personal and miscellaneous expenses are not covered by the scholarship funding.

Please go to the official website for more information.

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Australian College of Nursing RCNA administers the nursing component of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme which provides funding for undergraduate and postgraduate study, professional development and clinical placements. Check website
Defence University Sponsorships

The Defence University Sponsorship is the perfect way to make university life more manageable and provides you with the opportunity to make a difference with your degree. The sponsorship is available to undergraduate or graduate students studying an accredited degree at any recognised university in Australia and provides the following benefits: 

  • a salary while studying
  • HELP and student fees paid
  • 18% superannuation contribution
  • a textbook allowance
  • subsidised accommodation
  • free health care (medical and dental)
  • a rewarding career as an officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

    While you're at university, you will enjoy a lifestyle similar to any other student. There are no significant military commitments during the university year, so you can focus on your studies and enjoy your free time like any other university student.

    For more information please go to the website.

    No closing date

    Organisation  Details Closing Date
    The Promotion Products Bi-Annual $3000 Scholarship
    Organisation  Details Closing Date
    The Promotion Products Bi-Annual $3000 Scholarship
    Organisation  Details Closing Date
    The Promotion Products Bi-Annual $3000 Scholarship