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Scholarships and bursaries are designed to help all students achieve their full potential while at university.

They are awarded to people from all backgrounds and study areas and are not just for high academic achievers.

Scholarships can be awarded on academic performance, sporting achievements or community service, or a combination of all these things.

There are also scholarships for different areas of study or relocation scholarships that support you in your move away from home.

1 of 2 students who applied for undergraduate scholarships in 2021 received financial support

Undergraduate scholarships

Semester 2, 2022 scholarship applications are now open and will close on 31 May 2022.

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Scholarship Eligibility Value
Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP) Applications open
  • identifying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full-time in any undergraduate program or in Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) at USC (or part-time, where there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time enrolment)
  • has not previously completed the requirements of an undergraduate program
  • evidence of financial need
  • relocating from a rural, regional or remote area to study at USC (USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarships only)
Varies More information
Gordon Malcolm Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate student
  • commencing in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology or Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics 
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder;
Up to A$20,000
L and R Foundation Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time student in first undergraduate program
  • enrolled at any of the following USC campuses: Moreton Bay, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Gympie or Fraser Coast
  • completed high school within the Bundaberg, North Burnett, Fraser Coast, South Burnett, Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Somerset or Moreton Bay Regional Council areas, OR relocating from a regional or remote Queensland location
  • academic achievement (minimum ATAR 85 or equivalent)
  • First in family to attend university
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$30,000
USC Asylum Seeker Scholarship Applications open
  • A commencing undergraduate or postgraduate student undertaking study at USC;
  • Must be a holder of one of the following Australian visas:
    • Bridging Visa E (subclass 050)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Stay Visa (subclass 449)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa (subclass 786)
  • Financial need
Tuition fees + A$4,000 per annum + A$1,000 one-off upfront in Year 1 More information
Bob Sellars Nambour 76 Rotary Scholarship Applications closed
• commencing full-time in first undergraduate program at USC Sunshine Coast Campus
• have graduated in the previous two years from a high school located in one of the following postcodes: 4559 or 4560
• permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$20,000
USC 1996 Society Study Support Bursaries Applications open
  • full-time domestic students in any undergraduate program
  • students must have completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2000 Apply now
USC Study Support Bursary Applications open
  • full-time domestic students in any undergraduate program
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • Grade point average (GPA) 4.0 or higher
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder; or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,000 or A$4,000 Apply now
Caloundra RSL Sub-Branch Scholarship Applications closed
  • a veteran* or immediate family member of a veteran (child, spouse or de-facto partner) commencing full-time study in their first undergraduate program**
    • Veteran applicants must provide evidence in the form of an official document showing the former Defence member's service and the period or periods of continuous full-time service (e.g. Discharge Certificate or Certificate of service listing enlistment and discharge dates)
    • Family member of a veteran must provide evidence of the veteran's service as above along with evidence of relationship to the veteran (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate)
  • commencing study in Semester 1, 2020
  • enrolled at USC Sunshine Coast and resident of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council area
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
  • not in receipt of another scholarship outside of USC including Defence education and training assistance.
Up to A$16,000
Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research (ACPIR) Summer Research Scholarship Applications closed
  • current Undergraduate or Honours students enrolled at USC

See specific projects for additional project specific requirements

A$3,000
Zonta Club of Noosa Women in Science Bursary Applications closed
  • female students enrolled full time at USC, in the Bachelor of Environmental Science, a Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Animal Ecology with an environmental focus either as a single or part of a double degree
  • in second year or above, including Honours, through to the final year of a Masters program
  • receiving Centrelink income support (eg Abstudy, Austudy, Youth Allowance, other Centrelink pension) or may be prevented from continuing study due to financial hardship
  • passing grade point average
  • students may only apply for one Zonta Club of Noosa bursary per year
  • previous recipients may not apply
A$1,000
Zonta Club of Blackall Range Study Bursary Applications closed
  • female student enrolled in second year or above in any undergraduate program
  • must be living in, or have come from, the area covered by the Blackall Range Zonta Club (Beerwah to Peachester, Conondale, Kenilworth, Palmwoods and Landsborough, west of the Bruce Highway, South of the Eumundi/Kenilworth Road)
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,500
Sunshine Coast Airport Women in STEM Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing female undergraduate student
  • enrolled full-time in any of the following undergraduate degree programs at USC:
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • any bachelor level degree program within the School of Science and Engineering
  • Resident of the Sunshine Coast or Noosa local government areas
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$24,000
Fraser Coast and Gympie Regions Student Placement Bursaries Applications open
  • domestic and international students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate Secondary Education, Primary Education or Occupational Therapy program, or Nursing students who successfully obtain a NUR300 Aged Care Placement at Cooinda Aged Care for Session 7
  • undertaking a USC approved placement in the Gympie or Fraser Coast Regions*
  • enrolled at a USC campus other than the Gympie or Fraser Coast campuses
  • students must reside in an area outside of the Gympie or Fraser Coast Regions

*students who intend to undertake a placement in the Gympie or Fraser Coast Regions but have not yet been confirmed are encouraged to apply

A$1,000 More information
Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Rose Craig Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time domestic female student enrolled in any undergraduate Business program at USC
  • first year student having completed less than 96 units (8 courses)
  • completed high school within the previous 2 years
  • resident of the Moreton Bay Regional Council area
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder, or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,500
Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
  • graduating from a high school in Sunshine Coast or Noosa Council local government areas
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$3,500   
WEIR Minerals Australia Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering Applications open
  • full time 2nd year student (will have completed either 1 or 2 semesters of the program, depending on the start date)
  • enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)* undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

*Applications from students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) may also be considered.

A$9,000 | A$3,000 per annum over three years Apply now
Contour Consulting Engineers Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time or part-time enrolment in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • completed at least sixteen (16) courses towards the program
  • at least two (2) semesters of study remaining to complete their Honours Degree (at the time of application)
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,500
USC Equity Bursary Applications open
  • domestic students enrolled in full-time study*
  • any undergraduate degree program at USC
  • satisfactory academic progress (minimum GPA of 4.0)
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder; or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,000 Apply now
Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Rural and Remote Education Bursary Applications open
  • domestic students enrolled in undergraduate Education programs or a Master of Teaching
  • completed and approved rural and remote application form and interview. For more information contact edprofessionallearning@usc.edu.au
  • undertaking a USC approved Professional Experience (PEx) in a rural or remote location
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$2,500 (depending on duration, location and distance) More information
The Mills Family Regional Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full time in any bachelor’s level program  
  • relocating from Kingaroy and surrounds to study at the USC Sunshine Coast Campus having been a permanent resident of the region for at least two years prior*
  • completed high school within the previous two years
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or a permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$10,000
Undergraduate Certificate Fee-Waiver Scholarships Applications closed
  • Students who enrol to study an undergraduate certificate on campus at USC Fraser Coast; or
  • Students who reside in the Fraser Coast region and who enrol in an online undergraduate certificate at USC
Fee-waiver
Unitywater Fiona Waterhouse Women in STEM Scholarship Applications closed
  • female student enrolled in full-time undergraduate study in one of the following programs:
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
    • any bachelor degree within the School of Science and Engineering
  • commencing penultimate year of study
  • achieving a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$5,000
Scott Williams Foundation Study Support Bursary Applications open
  • full-time domestic students
  • enrolled in any undergraduate business or combined business programs
  • residents of Noosa Shire will be considered first, then business students outside of Noosa Shire based on greatest need
  • preference will be given to students who have previously received a Scott Williams Foundation Study Support Bursary who continue to meet all other eligibility criteria
  • students must have completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
Up to A$4,000 Apply now
Fraser Coast Regional Council Bursary Applications open
  • Resident of the Fraser Coast Regional Council area
  • full-time undergraduate students
  • enrolled in Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Management), Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management), Bachelor of Commerce
    (Accounting), or Bachelor of Human Services program at USC Fraser Coast
  • successfully completed 192 units
  • minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,500 Apply now
Errol Gibbins Nambour 76 Rotary Scholarship Applications closed

• commencing full-time in first undergraduate program at a USC Sunshine Coast campus
• enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business, including combined degrees
• have graduated in the previous two years from a high school located in one of the following postcodes: 4559 or 4560
• Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder; or permanent resident of Australia

Up to A$20,000
USC Road Safety Research Collaboration (RSRC) Group Scholarship Applications open
  • enrolled in either a full-time Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) or a 1 year ‘End-on’ Honours program at USC
    • students enrolled in a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) must be commencing in their 4th year (Honours component) of study
    • students enrolled in a 1 year ‘End-on’ Honours program must be commencing in their program
  • not already in receipt of a USC merit scholarship or a USC Honours or Postgraduate scholarship for their Honours year of study
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder, or permanent resident of Australia
A$5,000 More information
Vice-Chancellor's Honours Scholarships Applications open
  • students commencing Honours study at USC
  • enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student in any 'end-on' Honours program (e.g. not an embedded Honours or Professional Honours program)
  • not already in receipt of a USC merit scholarship or a USC Honours or postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship for Honours year of study.
A$5,000 per annum More information
High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Encouragement Bursary Applications open
  • registered as a student athlete within USC's High Performance Student Athlete Program
  • enrolled full-time or part-time in any program at USC (undergraduate or postgrad)
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • grade point average (GPA) 4.0 or higher
  • international or domestic students
A$1,000 More information
Hutchinson Builders Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate students
  • enrolled in any Bachelor program within the School of Creative Industries
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,000
Graduate Women QLD Inc. Sunshine Coast Branch Undergraduate Bursary Applications closed
  • minimum GPA of 5.5
  • in second year or above and studied for at least one year at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
  • female student enrolled either part-time or full-time in her first undergraduate degree or in Honours year at USC
  • current Australian Citizen; New Zealand Citizen; Australian Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$1,500 
Indigenous Education Placement Bursary Applications open
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • enrolled full or part-time in any Bachelor of Education program or a Master of Teaching
  • successfully completed at least 192 credit points if enrolled in a Bachelor of Education program or at least 96 credit points if enrolled in a Master of Teaching
  • undertaking a USC approved Professional Experience (PEx) placement
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
Up to A$3,550 per bursary More information
Zonta Club of Noosa Indigenous Women's Bursary Applications closed
  • Indigenous female students enrolled full time in an undergraduate program which includes a compulsory practicum
  • Completion of at least 4 courses at the University of the Sunshine Coast (ie equivalent of one semester of full-time study) 
  • Receiving Centrelink income support (eg Abstudy, Austudy, Youth Allowance or are prevented from continuing study due to financial hardship)
  • Passing grade point average
  • Previous recipients may not apply
A$1,000 
Graduate Women QLD Inc. Sunshine Coast Indigenous Women's Bursary Applications open
  • female Indigenous students
  • full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any program at USC
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,000 Apply now
CPA Indigenous Bursary Applications open
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • enrolled full-time or part-time in any undergraduate program at USC Moreton Bay (one bursary) or USC Sunshine Coast (one bursary)*
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen

* if in any year of the agreement there are no eligible students at either campus, students enrolled at other USC campuses meeting all other selection criteria may be considered

A$2,000 Apply now
Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) Honours Scholarship Applications open
  • students commencing Honours study at USC
  • enrolment in an 'end-on' Honours program (ie not an embedded Honours or Professional Honours program)
  • students must have a supervisor from the Forest Industries Research Centre 
  • not already in receipt of a USC merit scholarship or a USC Honours or postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship for Honours year of study
A$4,000 per annum More information
Barung Landcare Bursary Applications closed
  • continuing full time or part time student who has successfully completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • enrolled in an undergraduate program studying a Sustainability major or minor
  • demonstrated passion for the field and interest in pursuing future research or projects in sustainable socio-ecological systems
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,000
LGBTIQ+ Leadership Bursary Applications open
  • identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer* community (LGBTIQ+). * In this context queer is used as an umbrella term to describe people of diverse genders and sexualities
  • undergraduate or postgraduate students enrolled in any program at any USC campus
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,500 More information
Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary Applications closed
  • students eligible to graduate from the Bachelor of Medical Science following grade release in December
  • accepted and enrolled into the Griffith University Doctor of Medicine program on the Sunshine Coast
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$2,000
Lucy Harris Bursary Applications closed
  • second or third year Nursing student enrolled at the Fraser Coast Campus
  • undertaking a clinical placement in a rural or remote location, preferably in a community where Indigenous healthcare will be a significant part of the experience
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,000
Zonta Club of Noosa Jane M Klausman Women in Business Bursary Applications closed
  • female students enrolled full-time
  • in second year or above, in any Business program
  • high grade point average
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,000
Mal Pratt Youth Development Foundation Scholarship Applications closed

• Commencing or continuing in any undergraduate program at USC
• Full time or part time enrolment (pro-rata payment will apply)
• Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder

Up to A$16,000
Australian War Widows (Qld) Maroochydore Bursary Applications open
  • students enrolled in second year of Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • female aged up to 25 years
  • permanent resident of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council area
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$500  Apply now
Zonta Club of Maroochy Mature Age Bursary Applications closed

Applications are welcomed from women who:

  • are aged 25 years or more on the 31st December 2021
  • have successfully completed one year’s full time equivalent of a higher education program and are currently enrolled in their chosen program of study at Diploma or higher level
  • are resident of the Sunshine Coast region or enrolled in a higher education institution on the Sunshine Coast
  • are a permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, or international students on a current visa
  • be able to attend an interview either face to face or online
A$1,000 and A$500
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Applications open

This scholarship is available to:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens, and Australian Permanent Residents
  • female students enrolled full-time or part-time in Honours, Postgraduate Coursework or a Higher Degree by Research in the area of Nursing and/or Midwifery                                                                                            
A$4,000 More information
Catherine King Memorial Bursary Applications open
  • first-year student from Gympie Regional Council area (Imbil/Gympie)
  • first person in the family to attend university
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,000  Apply now
Justin Crosby Memorial Bursary Applications open
  • full-time second year undergraduate student
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program (including combined law programs) at USC
  • has successfully completed first year of studies (8 courses) in the LLB program
  • must be either an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder or Australian Permanent Resident Visa
A$5,000 Apply now
David Norris Bursary Applications closed
  • USC High Performance Student Athlete (including para-athletes)
  • full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled at any USC campus
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or Bachelor of Sport Studies
  • Commencing second or third year of study having successfully completed 96 units of the degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) 5.0
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$1,000
BPW North Lakes Business Bursary Applications open
  • full-time female domestic student enrolled in any undergraduate Business program at the USC Moreton Bay Campus
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder, or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,000 Apply now
Dr Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary Applications open
  • second year students with at least 8 courses (96 units) completed 
  • enrolled full time in any of the Sport / Exercise Science programs 
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,500  Apply now
Focus Professional Group Bursary Applications closed
  • full time students studying Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • enrolled in second or third year of their undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,500
Q Advertising Communications Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time enrolment in Bachelor of Communication with a major and/or minor in Creative Advertising or Public Relations 
  • at least three (3) Creative Advertising or Public Relations courses completed towards a Bachelor of Communication degree
  • at least two semesters of study remaining to complete their degree (at the time of application)
  • must be either an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder or Australian Permanent Resident Visa
A$2,000
Kingfisher Bay Resort Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate students enrolled at USC Fraser Coast
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Management) or a Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • minimum grade point average of 5.0
  • successfully completed 96 units
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia.
A$2,000
Rotary Club of Gympie Bursary Applications open
  • continuing full-time undergraduate students enrolled at USC Gympie campus
  • successfully completed at least one semester (48 units)
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder, or permanent resident of Australia
A2,000 Apply now
Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Bursary Applications open
  • full-time domestic student enrolled in any undergraduate program at the USC Moreton Bay Campus
  • first year student having completed less than 96 units (8 courses)
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder, or permanent resident of Australia.
A$2,000 Apply now
Helen Hall Rural and Remote Nursing Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time or part-time students enrolled in third year undergraduate NUR311 or NUR300 Group One of Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery programs
  • undertaking a Clinical Placement in a rural or remote location with a significant Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander population
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$2,500
Kate Allen Rural Athlete Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled at any USC campus
  • rural or remote background having relocated to study at USC
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$1,000
Les and Mary Hall Family Scholarship in Engineering Applications closed
  • commencing full-time study in Semester 1, 2022
  • full-time enrolment in a Civil Engineering Honours program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$5,000 
Poole Group Scholarship in Accounting Applications closed
  • domestic students commencing their first undergraduate degree
  • full-time enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • commencing in Semester 1, 2021
  • completed Year 12 within the last three years
  • permanent resident of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset, Gympie, Fraser Coast or South Burnett local government areas
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$3,500 
Renouf Family Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$20,000
Rod and Jan Forrester Scholarship in Business Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
  • undertaking any undergraduate program within the School of Business
  • graduating in the year prior to commencement at USC from a high school in Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Moreton Bay, Somerset, Gympie, Fraser Coast or South Burnett local government areas
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$6,000 
Laurie Cowled Regional Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full time female student, in first undergraduate program
  • relocating from a regional or remote area to study at USC
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • enrolled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering
    and Mathematics) related program, or a double degree including one of the eligible programs* listed:
    o Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    o Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
    o Bachelor of Engineering – Civil/Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic/Mechatronics
    o Bachelor of Health Science
    o Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
    o Bachelor of Computer Science
    o Bachelor of Medical Science
    o Bachelor of Paramedic Science
    o Bachelor of Science

*USC may periodically review and amend the list of eligible programs. This shall occur,
when possible, in consultation with the donor or the donor’s nominated representative.

Up to A$20,000
June Canavan Regional Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full time female student in first undergraduate program
  • preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. If no eligible recipients are identified in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree, then students enrolled in the following bachelor level programs may be considered:
    o Biomedical Science
    o Nutrition & Dietetics
    o Occupational Therapy
    o Health Science
    o Sport & Exercise Science
  • living in or relocating from Gympie Council area, Fraser Coast Council area or another regional area to study at USC
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$20,000
NAB Financial Planning Future Planners Scholarship Applications closed
  • enrolled full-time or part-time in the 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate degree majoring in Financial Planning 
  • intention to remain enrolled in the current program for a minimum of 12 months following the awarding of the scholarship or completion of the program (whichever is earlier)
  • must be either an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder or Australian Permanent Resident Visa

Please note:  applications from employees and contractors of the National Australia Bank (NAB), and students previously awarded this scholarship cannot be considered

A$5,000
Moreton Bay Regional Council Scholarship Applications closed
  • be a full-time commencing undergraduate student undertaking study at USC's Moreton Bay or Caboolture campus in either a single or double degree
  • be a resident of the Moreton Bay Regional Council region for a minimum of two years immediately prior to, and at the time of, the application
  • have been out of school for a maximum of two (2) academic years prior to the academic year they commence at USC's Moreton Bay campus
  • achieve an ATAR 77.35 or equivalent rank
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be a permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or a permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder; and 
  • students wishing to transfer credit from an undergraduate bachelor level program from any Higher Education provider will not be eligible.
Up to A$40,000
Destination Australia Scholarship Applications open
  • commencing full-time study in semester 2, 2022 at USC Fraser Coast or Gympie campus
  • maintain ongoing residency in a regional area* for the duration of the program
  • enrolled in on of the following programs:
    • Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Social Work or any Diploma program at the Fraser Coast campus
    • Bachelor of Nursing at the Gympie Campus
Up to A$60,000 More information
The Fleet Office Scholarship Applications open
  • full-time undergraduate student enrolled in one of the following degrees*
    • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Game Design
    • Bachelor of Design (Interactive and UX Design)

*Preference may be given to one degree over another as directed by The Fleet Office

  • second year, having successfully completed 96 units of the degree and with at least 144 units of study remaining until degree completion
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) 5.0
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$10,000 Apply now
Community Bank Samford Scholarship Applications closed
  • full time continuing student enrolled in any undergraduate program at USC Moreton Bay
  • mature age (must have turned 25 by the commencement of Semester 1 in the year the scholarship is awarded)
  • successful completion of at least 96 units with a minimum of 96 units remaining
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder
A$5,000
Alliance Automation Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) or Bachelor of Computer Science
  • commencing penultimate year of full-time study: If completing a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours) or (Mechatronic) (Honours) degree, commencing third year having successfully completed two years OR if completing the three-year Bachelor of Computer Science, commencing second year having successfully completed one year
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa
A$10,000
Glen Kinross Rotary Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program at USC Moreton Bay Campus
  • academic achievement (minimum ATAR 72 or equivalent)
  • Australian citizen who is residing permanently in Australia
  • have graduated in the previous year (12 months) from a high school located in Australian Mainland catchment area of Rotary District 9600 which includes:
    • any school in the following local government areas:
      • Gympie Regional Council
      • Moreton Bay Regional Council
      • Noosa Regional Council
      • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
    • eligible schools in the Brisbane City Council area
    • eligible schools in the South Burnett Regional Council area
    • eligible schools in the Somerset Regional Council area

Please note, a list of eligible schools is available upon request

A$12,000
Nambour RSL Club Elite Athlete Scholarship Applications closed
  • new or continuing domestic students in any undergraduate degree program
  • full-time or part-time enrolment
  • registered as a student athlete within USC's High Performance Student Athlete Program.
  • Permanent Resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$5,000
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Applications open
  • commencing a new course of study in the same year as the scholarship round
  • applicant’s permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016
  • can provide evidence of financial need
  • Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia
Up to A$18,000 More information
Cynthia Howland Environmental Science Bursary Applications open
  • full-time second-year undergraduate students
  • enrolled in Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,500 Apply now
Judy Renouf Medical and Health Sciences Bursary Applications open
  • full-time undergraduate student
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated), Bachelor of Dietetics, Bachelor of Nutrition, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Medical Science
  • enrolled in WPL310, WPL320, NUT402, NUT403 or NUT404 in the relevant semester and undertaking a work experienc:e placement (WIL), as per the criteria established for placements within the relevant School
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$2,500 Apply now
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship Applications closed
  • full time third year student enrolled in an undergraduate program with a major or minor in Chemistry
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • students in receipt of other scholarships may apply
A$5,000
Medicine on Second Music Bursary Applications open
  • full-time domestic students in any undergraduate program with a major or minor in Music
  • students must have completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,000 Apply now
Helen Sethna Indigenous Nursing Bursary Applications open
  • full-time Indigenous student
  • enrolled in undergraduate Nursing Science program
  • successfully completed two full-time semesters (96 credit points)
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,000 Apply now
Simons Family Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program
  • commencing third year of full-time study having successfully completed a minimum of 192 units of the degree
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) 5.5
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$10,000
Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship Applications open Up to A$5,000 Apply now
June Canavan Para-athlete Sport Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time or part-time student in their final year of study*
  • enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate program at USC
  • classified as a para-athlete
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

*If no eligible final year students are identified, in consultation with the June Canavan Foundation, consideration may be given to students not in their final year of study.

A$5,000
Darcy and Heather Stevens Rural Bursary Applications open
  • first year undergraduate student
  • successfully completed first semester of study at USC
  • graduated from high school in the previous 12 months
  • moved from a rural area to attend USC
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$750 Apply now
QCF – Sunshine Coast Community Foundation Bursary - Maroochy Achievers Award Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate student enrolled in any undergraduate program at USC Sippy Downs campus
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) 5.5
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$1,000
Jill Chamberlain Study Support Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time domestic students enrolled in a Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Animal Ecology or double degree including one of these programs; 
  • successfully completed at least one semester at USC (48 units) on awarding of bursary;
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher;
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
A$2,000
Exemplar Health Study Support Scholarship Applications closed
  • Exemplar Health Study Support Scholarship: commencing full time domestic student, in first undergraduate program
  • resident of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area
  • students enrolled in one of the following undergraduate programs:
    • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Bachelor of Health Science
    • Bachelor of Midwifery
    • Bachelor of Nursing Science
    • Bachelor of Nutrition
    • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
$16,000
Reed Family Study Support Bursaries Applications open
  • full-time domestic students in any undergraduate program
  • students must have completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,000 Apply now
Heller Foundation Study Support Bursary Applications open
  • full-time second year undergraduate students
  • enrolled in any program at any USC campus
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,000 Apply now
Environmental Legacy Foundation (ELF) Sustainability Honours Bursary Applications closed
  • Enrolled full time or part time in an Honours program with a focus on environmental sustainability
  • Completed one of the listed eligible degree programs. Eligible degree programs include:  B of Environmental Science, B of Environmental Management, B of Animal Ecology, or B of Science
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,500
Graham Tamblyn and Cardno Engineering Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time third year domestic student
  • undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) degree, majoring or minoring in Environment and Water *
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

* Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Civil) (Honours) students with a demonstrated interest in a career in environment and water but not undertaking the Environment and Water major or minor may also be considered.

A$6,000 
Peter Taylor Scholarship Applications closed
  • Full-time continuing undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing), or any Bachelor program with a major or minor in Australian Studies, or any Bachelor program with a major or minor in Creative Writing and Publishing
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$5,000
Emeritus Professor Paul Thomas AM and Ms Anita Grunau Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time student in first undergraduate program at USC Sippy Downs.
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$25,000
The Thompson Excellence Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
  • enrolled in any USC undergraduate program*
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

*No more than 50% of Thompson Excellence Scholarships on offer each semester will be awarded to students in a cluster of programs (e.g. Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated) or Bachelor of Primary Education/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood))

Up to A$32,000
The Thompson Study Support Scholarship Applications open
  • full-time student in first undergraduate program
  • enrolled in any USC undergraduate program
  • successfully completed at least one semester at USC (48 units) on awarding of Scholarship (commencing Semester 2 study with less than 96 units)
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$2,000 per semester for the normal duration of... Apply now
Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarship Applications closed
  • relocating from a regional or remote area to study at USC 
  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$20,000
Rod Stringer Tourism Scholarship Applications closed
  • enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) program at any USC campus
  • commencing second year having successfully completed at least 8 courses (96 units) towards the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Management) program
  • minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0
  • Australian citizen, Permanent resident of Australia, or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$5,000
U3A Merit-based Equity Bursary Applications closed
  • part-time or full-time undergraduate students in second year or above
  • Permanent Resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$2,000
UBL Bursary Applications closed
  • full or part time student enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate program at USC
  • a current or potential member of USC’s male or female UBL team as demonstrated by past participation in UBL or through state representation in basketball in the previous 5 years

Domestic and International students are eligible to apply

A$2,500
Unitywater's Bright Future in Engineering Scholarship Applications closed
  • Full time undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) or a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science double degree
  • Commencing penultimate year of study: If completing the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), commencing third year having successfully completed two years of full-time study OR if completing the five-year Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science double degree, commencing fourth year having successfully completed three years
  • Achieving a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$10,000
Unitywater's Bright Future for First Nation Students Scholarship Applications closed
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at USC in one of the following programs:
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
    • Bachelor of Business
    • Bachelor of Business (HRM)
    • Bachelor of Business (Management)
    • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
    • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
    • any bachelor level degree within the School of Science and Engineering
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • be commencing the penultimate year of study at USC
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$5,000
Project Urban Regional and Urban Planning Bursary Applications open
  • full time undergraduate student
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Hons) or a Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Hons) program at USC
  • has successfully completed at least one full time semester at USC (48 units)
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,000 Apply now
Project Urban - Project Management Scholarship Applications closed
  • Full time undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • Successful completion of the Foundations of Engineering, ENG 101 Course
  • Commencing 2nd year student
  • Minimum of 5.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder.
A$12,000
USC Sports Scholarship Applications closed
  • new or continuing domestic students in their first undergraduate degree program
  • full-time or part-time enrolment
  • Permanent Resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$6,000
USC SportSmart Scholarship Applications closed
  • Students commencing their first undergraduate degree program who have been accepted into the USC High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Program
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in 2 or more courses
  • A permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

Note: Students who have completed any courses as part of an undergraduate Bachelor level program will not be eligible.

A$5,000
Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship Applications open
  • students commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
    • students who have completed any courses as part of an undergraduate bachelor level program at USC or another Higher Education provider will not be eligible
  • have achieved an ATAR of 95 or equivalent**
  • must have graduated year 12 within 2 years prior to commencing your studies at USC
  • have placed USC as your first or second preference on your QTAC application
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$12,000 Apply now
Vic Walker Memorial Scholarship Applications closed
  • Year 12 graduates of Immanuel Lutheran College who undertake to complete their degree at USC are eligible to apply for the VWMS in the year following their graduation.
  • You should apply if you have nominated USC as one of your preferences.
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$11,000
Greg White Engineering Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time second year undergraduate student (successful completion of 96 units)
  • enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$12,000
AINSE Winter School Scholarship Applications closed
  • part time or full time Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students in their final year of undergraduate studies or Honours studies at USC
AINSE Ltd is offering a scholarship to a nominated USC student to attend the 2021 AINSE Winter School on applications of nuclear techniques
Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network Bursary Applications open
  • female students enrolled full-time in second year or above 
  • undertaking any undergraduate program within the School of Business, including Honours
  • residing in the Sunshine Coast or Noosa Regional Council area 
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$500  Apply now
Dr Rustum Sethna Indigenous Social Work Bursary Applications open
  • full-time Indigenous student
  • enrolled in undergraduate Social Work program
  • successfully completed two full-time semesters (96 credit points)
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,000 Apply now
Zonta Club of Caloundra Equity Bursary Applications closed
  • female students in their first or second year at USC
  • aged 21 years or under
  • full-time student who has completed at least four courses of their undergraduate degree at USC
  • minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

 

A$1,000
Zonta Club of Caloundra Joan Ford and Judy Henzell Business Bursary Applications closed
  • female student;
  • mature aged student (aged 25 or older);
  • enrolled full-time in first or second year of study in a Business program at USC;
  • successfully completed at least 4 courses at USC;
  • Permanent Resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$2,000
Zonta Club of Pine Rivers Bursary Applications open
  • full-time female student enrolled in any undergraduate program at the USC Moreton Bay Campus
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder, or permanent resident of Australia.
A$1,500 Apply now
Scholarship Eligibility Value
Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP) Applications open
  • identifying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full-time in any undergraduate program or in Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) at USC (or part-time, where there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time enrolment)
  • has not previously completed the requirements of an undergraduate program
  • evidence of financial need
  • relocating from a rural, regional or remote area to study at USC (USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarships only)
Varies More information
Gympie and District Community Bank TPP/USC Scholarship Applications closed

• a student who has completed the Tertiary Preparation Pathway at USC Gympie
• subsequently enrolled full-time in any undergraduate program at USC Gympie 
• a student living in the Gympie Regional Council Area (postcodes: 4570, 4580, 4581, 4600, 4601)
• Australian citizen, Permanent resident of Australia, or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder

A$2,000
PhD Scholarship on Remote Sensing and the Use of Drones in Reforestation Projects Applications closed
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Be based in Australia at the time of application and commencement of program or willing to relocate once the borders open.
  • Be based in Australia during the PhD program and be able to travel overseas to carry out research work
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free
Scholarship Eligibility Value
Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship Applications closed
  • awarded to the three (3) most meritorious postgraduate students who have completed their undergraduate degree at USC and who have enrolled in postgraduate studies at the Master or Doctorate levels
  • with competing students of equal merit, a Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Sunshine Coast Region
A$4,500 per scholarship in 2023
USC Asylum Seeker Scholarship Applications open
  • A commencing undergraduate or postgraduate student undertaking study at USC;
  • Must be a holder of one of the following Australian visas:
    • Bridging Visa E (subclass 050)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Stay Visa (subclass 449)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa (subclass 786)
  • Financial need
Tuition fees + A$4,000 per annum + A$1,000 one-off upfront in Year 1 More information
Scott Williams Foundation Business Teaching Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time domestic student 
  • enrolled in a Master of Teaching (Secondary) program with business nominated as Teaching Area One or Two
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
Up to A$6,000
Zonta Club of Noosa Women in Science Bursary Applications closed
  • female students enrolled full time at USC, in the Bachelor of Environmental Science, a Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Animal Ecology with an environmental focus either as a single or part of a double degree
  • in second year or above, including Honours, through to the final year of a Masters program
  • receiving Centrelink income support (eg Abstudy, Austudy, Youth Allowance, other Centrelink pension) or may be prevented from continuing study due to financial hardship
  • passing grade point average
  • students may only apply for one Zonta Club of Noosa bursary per year
  • previous recipients may not apply
A$1,000
Fraser Coast and Gympie Regions Student Placement Bursaries Applications open
  • domestic and international students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate Secondary Education, Primary Education or Occupational Therapy program, or Nursing students who successfully obtain a NUR300 Aged Care Placement at Cooinda Aged Care for Session 7
  • undertaking a USC approved placement in the Gympie or Fraser Coast Regions*
  • enrolled at a USC campus other than the Gympie or Fraser Coast campuses
  • students must reside in an area outside of the Gympie or Fraser Coast Regions

*students who intend to undertake a placement in the Gympie or Fraser Coast Regions but have not yet been confirmed are encouraged to apply

A$1,000 More information
Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Rural and Remote Education Bursary Applications open
  • domestic students enrolled in undergraduate Education programs or a Master of Teaching
  • completed and approved rural and remote application form and interview. For more information contact edprofessionallearning@usc.edu.au
  • undertaking a USC approved Professional Experience (PEx) in a rural or remote location
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$2,500 (depending on duration, location and distance) More information
Scott Williams Foundation Study Grant Applications open
  • full-time domestic students
  • enrolled in Master of Teaching (Secondary) program with business nominated as Teaching Area One or Two
  • provide proof of enrolment in the Cert IV in Training and Assessment 
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,500 More information
High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Encouragement Bursary Applications open
  • registered as a student athlete within USC's High Performance Student Athlete Program
  • enrolled full-time or part-time in any program at USC (undergraduate or postgrad)
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • grade point average (GPA) 4.0 or higher
  • international or domestic students
A$1,000 More information
Indigenous Education Placement Bursary Applications open
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • enrolled full or part-time in any Bachelor of Education program or a Master of Teaching
  • successfully completed at least 192 credit points if enrolled in a Bachelor of Education program or at least 96 credit points if enrolled in a Master of Teaching
  • undertaking a USC approved Professional Experience (PEx) placement
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
Up to A$3,550 per bursary More information
LGBTIQ+ Leadership Bursary Applications open
  • identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer* community (LGBTIQ+). * In this context queer is used as an umbrella term to describe people of diverse genders and sexualities
  • undergraduate or postgraduate students enrolled in any program at any USC campus
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
A$1,500 More information
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Applications open

This scholarship is available to:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens, and Australian Permanent Residents
  • female students enrolled full-time or part-time in Honours, Postgraduate Coursework or a Higher Degree by Research in the area of Nursing and/or Midwifery                                                                                            
A$4,000 More information
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Applications open
  • commencing a new course of study in the same year as the scholarship round
  • applicant’s permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016
  • can provide evidence of financial need
  • Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia
Up to A$18,000 More information
UBL Bursary Applications closed
  • full or part time student enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate program at USC
  • a current or potential member of USC’s male or female UBL team as demonstrated by past participation in UBL or through state representation in basketball in the previous 5 years

Domestic and International students are eligible to apply

A$2,500
USC Indigenous Scholarship - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate Applications open
  • a commencing student (eg existing students are not eligible)
  • must have completed an undergraduate qualification in any discipline
  • applicants will be considered ineligible if currently in receipt of another major USC or external scholarship (this does not include bursaries)
  • Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$4,000 for full-time study More information
Scholarship Eligibility Value
Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship Applications closed
  • awarded to the three (3) most meritorious postgraduate students who have completed their undergraduate degree at USC and who have enrolled in postgraduate studies at the Master or Doctorate levels
  • with competing students of equal merit, a Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Sunshine Coast Region
A$4,500 per scholarship in 2023
Airport Pavement Scholarships 2022 Applications open
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • High English language proficiency
$35,000 per annum More information
PhD Scholarship - The biodiversity and co-benefits of silvopastoral systems in sub-tropical Australia Applications open
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free More information
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Domestic Stipend Scholarship Applications closed

Applicants must be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

$28,854 per annum
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Scholarship Applications closed

Applicants must be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

$28,854 per annum
Exercise, Cognition and Healthy Ageing Applications open
  • Domestic Applicant

  • Approved for admission to the USC PhD Program 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience

  • Not hold a PhD

  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the current scholarship’s payments commencing

  • Not be the recipient of an equivalent award, scholarship, or salary, providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the Research Training Program rate to undertake a HDR. Income unrelated to the course of study is not to be taken into account

  • Satisfactory progress must be maintained throughout the PhD program

$28,854 (2022 rate), indexed annually More information
High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Encouragement Bursary Applications open
  • registered as a student athlete within USC's High Performance Student Athlete Program
  • enrolled full-time or part-time in any program at USC (undergraduate or postgrad)
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units)
  • grade point average (GPA) 4.0 or higher
  • international or domestic students
A$1,000 More information
Indigenous Education Placement Bursary Applications open
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • enrolled full or part-time in any Bachelor of Education program or a Master of Teaching
  • successfully completed at least 192 credit points if enrolled in a Bachelor of Education program or at least 96 credit points if enrolled in a Master of Teaching
  • undertaking a USC approved Professional Experience (PEx) placement
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia
Up to A$3,550 per bursary More information
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Applications open

This scholarship is available to:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens, and Australian Permanent Residents
  • female students enrolled full-time or part-time in Honours, Postgraduate Coursework or a Higher Degree by Research in the area of Nursing and/or Midwifery                                                                                            
A$4,000 More information
Defence Research Project Applications open
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Must be an Australian Citizen
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free More information
Embedded Intelligence – AI, IoT and Blockchain Device Analytics for Efficient Hardware Implementation PhD Scholarship Applications open
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
$28,854 More information
Embedded Intelligence – Deep Learning Algorithms and Architectures for Efficient Hardware Implementation PhD Scholarship Applications open
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
AU$28,854 More information
PhD Scholarship on Assisted Natural Regeneration in a Reforestation Project Applications closed
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Be based in Australia at the time of application and commencement of program or willing to relocate once the borders open.
  • Be based in Australia during the PhD program and be able to travel overseas to carry out research work
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free
PhD Scholarship in a Reforestation Project Applications closed
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • This scholarship is available for Filipino applicants only.
  • Be based in Australia at the time of application and commencement of program or willing to relocate once the borders open.
  • Be based in Australia during the PhD program and be able to travel overseas to carry out research work
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Applications open
  • commencing a new course of study in the same year as the scholarship round
  • applicant’s permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016
  • can provide evidence of financial need
  • Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia
Up to A$18,000 More information
PhD Scholarship on Benefit Sharing in Reforestation Projects Applications closed
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Be based in Australia at the time of application and commencement of program or willing to relocate once the borders open.
  • Be based in Australia during the PhD program and be able to travel overseas to carry out research work
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free
PhD Scholarship on Livelihood Alternatives to Support Reforestation Applications closed
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Be based in Australia at the time of application and commencement of program or willing to relocate once the borders open.
  • Be based in Australia during the PhD program and be able to travel overseas to carry out research work
  • Experience in research on forestry or agricultural value-chains
  • Background on Economics or Business
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free
National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life Scholarship Applications open
  • Domestic student or International HDR student at USC (see application details below on how to apply for admission)
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Maintain satisfactory progress
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for
  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the current scholarship’s payments commencing
  • Not be the recipient of an equivalent award, scholarship, or salary, providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the RTP rate to undertake a HDR. Income unrelated to the course of study is not to be taken into account.
$28,854 (2022 rate), indexed annually More information
UBL Bursary Applications closed
  • full or part time student enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate program at USC
  • a current or potential member of USC’s male or female UBL team as demonstrated by past participation in UBL or through state representation in basketball in the previous 5 years

Domestic and International students are eligible to apply

A$2,500
USC Indigenous Scholarship - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate Applications open
  • a commencing student (eg existing students are not eligible)
  • must have completed an undergraduate qualification in any discipline
  • applicants will be considered ineligible if currently in receipt of another major USC or external scholarship (this does not include bursaries)
  • Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$4,000 for full-time study More information
USC Road Safety Research Collaboration PhD Scholarship Applications open
  • Domestic Applicant 
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Maintain satisfactory progress
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for
  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the current scholarship’s payments commencing
  • Not be the recipient of an equivalent award, scholarship, or salary, providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the RTP rate to undertake a HDR. Income unrelated to the course of study is not to be taken into account.
$28,854 (2022 rate), indexed annually More information
PhD Scholarship on Remote Sensing and the Use of Drones in Reforestation Projects Applications closed
  • Be accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which is currently being applied for
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Be based in Australia at the time of application and commencement of program or willing to relocate once the borders open.
  • Be based in Australia during the PhD program and be able to travel overseas to carry out research work
AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum tax-free
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) International Scholarship Applications closed

Applicants must be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

AU$28,854 (2022 rate) per annum