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Financial support

We understand that studying at university can be challenging on a financial level, so provide the following assistance to our students to help manage your finances while studying.

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships Program is designed to assist Indigenous students who are from regional and remote areas on low incomes.

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.

USQ Equity Scholarships

The Equity Scholarship Program is to assist student from the following equity groups:

  • rural and regional,
  • those experiencing financial hardship,
  • Language Background other than English (LBOTES),
  • students with disabilities, and
  • Indigenous students.

You must be an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, with costs associated with higher education.

USQ Scholarships

USQ offers numerous scholarships including faculty, university and sporting scholarships, and we recognises excellence in areas such as academic achievement, community service and leadership.

Employer Scholarships

USQ is contacted by employers who offer scholarships to students to study and work, either part-time or over holiday breaks. Search for these scholarships in AcceSS by logging in with your USQ username and password.

Endeavour Awards Program

The Endeavour Programme is an Australian Government initiative, that enable high-achieving scholars and professionals from around the world to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia and allow Australians to do the same abroad.

Loans Scheme

USQ maintains a loans scheme to assist students whose overall welfare and academic progress is at risk through financial pressures.


Preparing a budget can help you plan for regular expenses and make informed decisions about your financial standing.


Centrelink's purpose is to assist people to become more self sufficient, while supporting those in need. Information about study support payments such as the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY, the Pensioner Education Supplement and the Student Financial Supplement Scheme is available from Centrelink.


Many full time students find that they have to supplement other forms of income by seeking suitable part-time, casual or vacation work. Information and assistance can be obtained from Careers and Employment at Student Services.