What is STEM?
STEM is the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This includes studies in the fields of agricultural science and health.
Do I have to also apply for my course?
Yes, you will still need to apply for your course and this can be done through the institution you wish to study or your local tertiary admissions centre.
What if I get accepted to study a different course to the one that I nominated on the Scholarships application form?
Simply email us with confirmation of the course you were offered and if it is an Eligible Course of Study, you can still receive a Scholarship provided you meet all other eligibility criteria.
Do I have to apply for a scholarship for every course preference?
You are required to submit only one Scholarship application. QTAC will verify your enrolment details to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.
How many scholarships are offered?
A minimum of 1200 Scholarships will be made to eligible applicants over 2017–18 and 2020–21 academic years.
I didn't get a Scholarship offer. Can I reapply?
Yes, you can reapply for a Scholarship at the next admission cycle if your circumstances have changed. Please check the Key Dates for more information.
My course is longer than four years full-time. Am I still eligible?
The Scholarship supports a maximum of four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) of study. Even if your course is longer than this duration, you can still apply and receive a Scholarship provided you meet all the eligibility criteria.
I have already started a STEM course and want to transfer to another STEM course. Am I still eligible?
Yes, you may still be considered for a Scholarship if you meet all other eligibility criteria.
I want to start my studies mid-year. Am I eligible?
The Scholarship is only available to eligible applicants who commence their studies in Semester 1.
I’m from a rural area, but I’m moving to a city to study. Can I still apply?
Yes! You can still apply. We take into account your location at the time of your application.
I don’t receive Centrelink payments, am I eligible?
You could be. You just need to prove financial need by providing evidence to us including the last 8 weeks of your pay slips and the previous year’s tax return.
Do I live in a regional or remote area?
Check out this PDF (PDF 553.3KB) and find your postcode. If it is listed, then your area is considered regional or remote.
Page last updated 07 Jan 2019