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
STEM Scholarships

The Department of Education, Training and Employment is offering scholarships to high-achieving pre-service teachers in their final year of an initial teacher education program who want to commence their teaching career in a supportive and professionally rewarding rural or remote community.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching Scholarships are open to final year pre-service teachers specialising in one or more of the following high-demand, secondary curriculum areas:

  1. Mathematics B and C
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Industrial Technology and Design.

Scholarship recipients will receive financial incentives, the opportunity for permanent employment and a supported transition into the teaching profession.  Scholarship recipients will receive a comprehensive support package including up to $15 000 to assist with study and other expenses.

Information about the application and selection process is provided in the STEM Teaching Scholarship Guidelines available at:

Gladstone Ports Corporation - Talent Today - Talent Tomorrow Scholarship

Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd (GPC) is proud to announce the commencement of a Talent Today - Talent Tomorrow Scholarship to be awarded to one (1) Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Australian South Sea Islander student from the Gladstone region who is currently enrolled and studying an undergraduate program at an Australian university.

GPC will be awarding one (1) scholarship in Semester One (1) of 2014 to a successfully selected Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Australian South Sea Islander student from the Gladstone region, who is either commencing or continuing their undergraduate studies at an Australian university in 2014.

The successful recipient will receive a payment of $3,500 on the successful completion of each semester, for a total of $7,000 annually, for up to three (3) years.

Inaugaral MyProjectorLamps Australia Scholarship announces a biannual scholarship and will award $500 to two students. If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, please follow the guidelines listed below.

Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to create a one page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms. Explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention.

Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

Aqua Vista Glass is a business built to keep children safe around pools.  Every year we advise on and install thousands of pool fences to ensure that young children can’t swim without supervision.  We recognise that an even more important part of keeping children safe in and around water is teaching them to swim.

The teachers of tomorrow will therefore play a critical role in keeping our children safe around water.

Our directors have long histories as the beneficiaries and providers of education, and wish to recognise and support education students – our future teachers – particularly those with a focus on teaching physical education.

Each semester we are offering 5 scholarships of $2,000 to students throughout Australia studying an education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a focus on physical education.  Apply now - Aqua Vista Glass

Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Student Scholarship

Once again ACEN are offering five scholarships, each valued at $1,500, to assist students undertaking placements in Regional and Remote locations.

The aim of the 2014 ACEN Student Scholarship is to support students who will undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity in a regional or remote area of Australia* as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate education.

Scholarships applicants must be:

  • final year students from institutions that are financial members of ACEN. (See the list of current financial institutions. This list is updated periodically.)
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia

The placement must be:

  • Undertaken anytime in 2014
  • Undertaken in an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote location* which requires you to relocate from your home address
  • Fulltime (4-5 days per week, for a minimum of three weeks duration)
  • Within Australia

To make an application: Complete the online form

Get a PDF: ACEN-2014-student-scholarship-information


Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants

The Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants support high-achieving preservice teachers to undertake a professional experience in a rural or remote Queensland state school.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available to enable preservice teachers to broaden their skills, professional teaching experience and employment opportunities in eligible rural or remote Queensland locations.

Grant recipients receive:

  • a cash payment of up to $1,500 to assist with travel, accommodation, and other related expenses
  • access to the Learning Place and Curriculum to the Classroom (C2C) resources
  • information and additional support to help prepare for professional experience
  • access to relevant departmental school, local community and regional networks.

Enquiries may be directed to or by telephone on (07) 3055 2991.




FOUR-week intensive German course at a Goethe-Institute in Germany


  • Teachers of German in primary and secondary schools in Australia who feel the need to improve their German language skills
  • University Students currently enrolled in a Diploma of Education course in Australia and aspiring to be teachers of German.
  • Librarians managing the Goethe-Institut’s Resource Centres.
  • Principals and persons in key positions in education with a good basic knowledge of German.


Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, Hamburg, Mannheim, München or Schwäbisch Hall (Preferred course location of applicant will be taken into consideration but cannot be guaranteed; further information on course locations is available on


From September 2014 to January 2015 – commencing at the beginning of each month, latest starting date is beginning of January. Please check term dates in your state as the course dates & school holidays should coincide.

However, if your school/university is prepared to release you at other times, you may apply for courses at other times as well. Course dates are available on

Click here for more information.

Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship

In 2014 Cotton Australia will offer ten $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students to attend the Cotton Conference.

The Scholarships shall be open to candidates who are: 

  • enrolled/enrolling in undergraduate study at an institution in Australia 
  • studying agriculture, agricultural science or similar 
  • eligible to live, work, and study in Australia 
  • able to attend the entire conference from August 5th-7th 2014 including the Cotton Industry Awards Dinner on the evening of Thursday August 7th 
  • Not already holding a scholarship from Cotton Australia 
  • Be enrolled in Charles Sturt University, University of New England, University of Sydney, University of Southern Queensland or the University of Queensland.

For more information please refer to Cotton Australia's Scholarship page

Final Year Project Teacher Scholarship and Conference Bursary

In 2014 Cotton Australia will offer two scholarships of up to $5000 to teaching students who undertake a final year project relating to the cotton industry that results in a major unit of work. The scholarship is also to attend the 17th Annual Cotton Conference on the Gold Coast on 5-7th August 2014.

The Scholarships shall be open to candidates who: 

  • Are enrolled/enrolling in the third or fourth year of undergraduate or masters study 
  • Can provide a project brief for a unit of work relevant to the Cotton Industry demonstrating endorsement by the university and the contact details of the project supervisor 
  • Must be eligible to live, work, and study in Australia 
  • Are enrolled in teaching, education or similar 
  • Are studying at Charles Sturt University, the University of New England, the University of Southern Queensland , the University of Sydney or the Queensland University of Technology 
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic merit 
  • Are able to attend the Cotton Conference and Awards Dinner on 5-7th August 2014 in its entirety including the Awards dinner*

    *Attendance at The Cotton Conference may be replaced, in exceptional circumstances, with another field trip or course. See conditions for more details.

For more information please refer to Cotton Australia's Scholarship page

Australian German Association Educational Development Fellowship The Fellowship is made available jointly by the Australian German Association and the Goethe-Institut, offering young Australians a 12-week stay in Germany. This comprises an 8-week language course at a Goethe-Institut, as well as a grant of A$6,000 towards a 4-week study tour in Germany, visiting companies/institutions in the special interest field of the Awardee. In addition, a travel allowance of A$2,500 is available towards the cost of the airfare. The scholarship is advertised between February and May each year.

Applicants must have excellent academic tertiary qualifications and the prospect of a promising career in business, law, science, political studies or the arts. They must also have a good knowledge of German, must be Australian citizens and not hold German citizenship, and be under the age of 35 on 1 July of the year the application is lodged.

Application form

Haka Tours Scholarship

A $500 ($NZD) scholarship will be awarded to the highest quality submission on the topic: How would you best market Haka Tours in your country?

Haka Tours is an award winning New Zealand owned tour operator, providing small group adventure and snow tours of New Zealand.

99% of customers are from outside of New Zealand and understanding the diverse nature of our markets is key to our success. Since our inception we have generally avoided traditional marketing methods, in favor of an online, direct to consumer approach.

As we evolve, we want to hear new ideas on how we how we could market ourselves.

Scholarship Eligibility

All students aged over 18 at an accredited educational institution

Entries must be a minimum of 1000 words, and be sent to

2014 LAA University Scholarships

Program Goal: The 2014 Scholarships program will further foster growth of Australian tertiary education and employment retention in the Logistics and Supply Chain Profession in Australia.

About the University Scholarships Program: Give your career the boost it deserves by applying for a Logistics Association of Australia Ltd University Scholarship. The Scholarships Program is open to all Australian students enrolled at an Australian University in an Undergraduate Degree containing a logistics or supply chain management stream of subjects.

In 2014 there will be two undergraduate degree scholarships worth $2500 each. Meeting the selection criteria applicants will be either an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident; be enrolled to study in: a relevant Undergraduate Degree, (an Australian University in an Undergraduate Degree containing a logistics or supply chain management stream of subjects); submit a resume of no more than three pages and a 250-word statement of why the scholarship is sought and an indication of career aspirations.

Program details and application form.

Scholarship for Advancement and Innovation in Marketing

Dejan SEO provides high-quality professional marketing services, in all areas of search engine optimisation including keyword targeting, competitor research, on-site optimisation, and link popularity. 

Scholarship is available to a student in the Bachelor and/or Master studies of Marketing, Business or Technologies undertaking honours in the area of marketing. Preference will be given to a student that has a clear direction and focus for their chosen area of study and a demonstrated interest in SEO Marketing. Dejan SEO may assist in identifying potential projects and provide project support.

Value: AUD $3,000.00

Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship is an annual payment for eligible Austudy, Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance customers who have to live away from the family home to study. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of the academic year to help with the costs of living away from home. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the full amount of the Relocation Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.

No closing date
Student Start-Up Scholarship

If you are a full-time student undertaking an approved scholarship course at a higher education institution and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you will receive the Student Start-up Scholarship. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of each traditional tertiary semester to help with the up-front costs of studying, such as textbooks and specialised equipment. If you’re eligible you’ll receive the full amount of the Student Start-up Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

Proposed Changes - Higher Education Savings Announcement:

In a recent announcement from the Federal Government and Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2014, new higher education students in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will be ineligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship (SSS).

Instead, these students will be eligible for equivalent Income Contingent Loans, totalling up to $2,050 per year, to help them pay for up-front costs of study. There will be no interest on these loans, however debts will be indexed by changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Where a student has a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt and takes out an Income Contingent Loan to assist them with the up-front costs of study, repayment will be delayed until after recipients’ HELP debt is completely paid.

Those students who have received a SSS prior to January 2014 will continue to be eligible to receive the SSS while in receipt of student payments. These changes are subject amendments being made to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and are proposed to take effect from 1 January 2014.

If you are confused about these changes or would like more information, please contact Centrelink. USQ will continue to update this information as changes occur.”

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.
No closing date
Australia Award Scholarships

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

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
ACS Foundation The ACS Foundation advances the IT and business professions by providing structured work integrated learning and research scholarships. Our practical scholarship opportunities develop student's workplace skills while providing them the platform to meet future employers - a variety of Scholarships are available. various closing dates
Queensland Government - Beyond the Range - Professional Experience grants program

The department is offering Beyond the Range - Professional Experience grants to support high-achieving preservice teachers to undertake a professional experience in a rural or remote Queensland state school.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available to enable preservice teachers to broaden their skills, professional teaching experience and employment opportunities in eligible rural or remote Queensland locations.

Preservice teachers studying at Queensland higher education institutions and will be completing their 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate teacher education program or a Graduate Diploma in Education (or equivalent) during 2014 are encouraged to apply for the grants.

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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
Indigenous Scholarships Welcome to the Indigenous Scholarships website. This is where you'll find information about undergraduate scholarships available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students. check website
Defence University Scholarships For students studying an engineering or health degree No closing date
Great Artesian Basin PhD Top-up Scholarship For PhD students conducting research in social sciences, economics, engineering or science. No closing date
Clinical Placement Scholarships To support Nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate or entry level Nursing or Midwifery degree to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service. No closing date