Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program

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Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program

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The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program supports students with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program supports students from regional and remote areas in Australia with the costs of studying at university. The program must be either Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Health or Agriculture

The program aims to:

  • increase the number of students engaging with STEM disciplines
  • increase the number of students able to undertake their preferred course of STEM study, irrespective of their location
  • increase program participants' rate of course completion relative to their peers

Scholarship recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18,000, based on program length and type of study or training. The minimum duration a scholarship can support is six months full-time and the maximum is four years full-time (or part-time equivalent).

How to apply

Applications are now open. Details about how to apply are available through the QTAC.

Details about the eligibility criteria and further information about the scholarships is now available.

If you have any questions about the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, contact QTAC on 1800 290 979 or email.

Eligibility:
  • must be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • must not have already commenced their Eligible Course of Study (including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tertiary education courses) 
  • applicant’s permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).
Selection criteria:
  • Financial Need
  • Capability
  • Other considerations
Refer to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and QTAC websites for further details.
Eligible programs:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Health or Agriculture
Value:
Up to $18,000 each
Application:
Applications are now open. Details about how to apply are available through the QTAC.
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