QUT adopts a project management approach. PhD candidates work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones leading to timely submission of a thesis for examination. QUT is proud of its record of timely completions and low attrition rates realised by this approach.
During candidature the supervisor and other key stakeholders will provide advice and direction to the candidate to encourage their participation in university scholarly activities such as research seminars, teaching and publication. The length of the thesis varies according to the topic, but should normally be no longer than 100,000 words, excluding bibliography.
More than 3,000 QUT students who experience difficulty with the costs of living and studying currently benefit from these scholarships. All eligible low-income students studying or planning to study at QUT are encouraged to apply.
- Student type:
- Current domestic students
- Future domestic students
- Current international students
- Future international students
- Struggling financially
- Study type:
- Postgraduate coursework
- Postgraduate research
- Creative Industries
- Science and Engineering
How to apply
Applications for Semester 2, 2016 are now open.
Appy by 4.30pm on Friday 22 July 2016 to know the outcome by early August 2016.
Completing the application form
To apply, complete and submit the Equity Scholarships Scheme application form.
You only need to submit one application form to be considered for all scholarships under the scheme, including:
- Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships.
You must supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date for your application to be considered.
What happens next
We will assess your application and score it against criteria, including your:
- individual financial situation
- personal circumstances.
We allocate scholarships based on need. Students with the greatest need will receive the highest value scholarships. The number of scholarships available will determine the cut-off to receive a scholarship.
When will I know the outcome of my application?
If you applied for a Semester 2, 2016 scholarship and submitted all your supporting documents by 22 July 2016, we'll let you know whether your application was successful by early August 2016.
You must enrol in the semester you applied for. Before we pay your scholarship, we will check your enrolment status to ensure you are still enrolled and eligible.
Each year QUT's Equity Scholarships Scheme provides about $4 million in scholarships, bursaries and free computers to low-income students - including those not eligible for Commonwealth Scholarships.