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Money to help you study

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.

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Undergraduate Semester 1, 2021 scholarship applications are now closed.

You can apply for most undergraduate USC scholarships with one online form. USC will review your details and assess which scholarships you are eligible for.

Find a scholarship

Undergraduate Semester 1, 2021 scholarship applications are open until 30 November 2020.

Scholarship Eligibility Value
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 AINSE Ltd is offering a scholarship to a nominated USC student to attend the 2020 AINSE Winter School on applications of nuclear techniques
Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship Applications closed Up to A$5,000
Australian War Widows (Qld) Maroochydore Bursary Applications closed
  • 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 
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
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
BPW North Lakes Business Bursary Applications closed

• 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
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
Catherine King Memorial Bursary Applications closed
  • 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 
Christopher Haggarty-Weir Bursary Applications closed
  • student enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    • If no suitable applicants enrolled in a Bachelor of Biomedical Science are identified, the bursary may be awarded to a suitable applicant enrolled in any Science program at USC
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$1,000
CIDSEL Regional Development Scholarship Applications open
  • resident of the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie or Fraser Coast local government area for a minimum of two years immediately prior to, and at the time of application
  • full-time undergraduate student enrolled in one of the following degrees:
    • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Design (Game Design)
    • Bachelor of Serious Games
    • Bachelor of Design (Interactive and UX Design)
  • commencing third year, having successfully completed 192 units of the degree and with at least 96 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$5,000
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
Cynthia Howland Environmental Science Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
$2,500
Darcy and Heather Stevens Rural Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
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
Dr Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary Applications closed
  • 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 
Dr Rustum Sethna Indigenous Social Work Bursary Applications closed
  • 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$1,500
Emeritus Professor Paul Thomas AM and Ms Anita Grunau Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time student in first undergraduate program at any USC campus
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Up to A$25,000
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
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
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 and Community Care Management
    • 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
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
Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) Honours Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
$2,500
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
Gordon Malcolm Scholarship Applications closed
  • full-time undergraduate student
  • commencing in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder;
Up to A$20,000
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 
Graduate Women QLD Inc. Sunshine Coast Indigenous Women's Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
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 
Greg White Regional Engineering Scholarship Applications closed
  • Commencing full time student in first undergraduate program
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • 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
A$16,000
Helen Hall Rural and Remote Nursing Bursary Applications open
  • 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
Helen Sethna Indigenous Nursing Bursary Applications closed
  • 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$1,500
Heller Foundation Study Support Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Encouragement Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
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
Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP) Applications closed
  • 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
Jill Chamberlain Study Support Bursary Applications closed
  • enrolled full time in any USC undergraduate program;
  • 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$1,500
Judy Renouf Medical and Health Sciences Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
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
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
Justin Crosby Memorial Bursaries Applications closed
  • 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
One (1) x A$5,000 bursary + Three (3) x A$1,000 textbook bursaries
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)
  • 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
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 78 or equivalent)
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$30,000
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 Comupter 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
Les and Mary Hall Family Scholarship in Engineering Applications closed
  • commencing full-time study in Semester 1, 2020
  • 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 
LGBTIQ+ Leadership Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Lucy Harris Bursary Applications open
  • 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
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
Medicine on Second Music Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Moreton Bay Regional Council Scholarship Applications closed
  • be a full-time commencing undergraduate student undertaking study at USC's Moreton Bay 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 78 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
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
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
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
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, 2020
  • 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 
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$4,000
Project Urban Regional and Urban Planning Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
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
Reed Family Study Support Bursaries Applications closed
  • 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
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
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Applications closed

To be eligible for this award, an applicant:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • must have completed either a Bachelor of Nursing Science or a Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery
  • must meet the eligibility criteria for admission into the degree applied for
A$4,000
Rod and Jan Forrester Scholarship in Business Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program in Semester 1, 2020
  • undertaking any undergraduate program within the School of Business
  • graduating in 2019 from a high school in 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$6,000 
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
Rotary Club of Gympie Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
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$750
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
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Applications closed
  • 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).
Up to A$18,000
Ryan Family Music Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Scott Williams AM Study Support Bursary Applications closed
  • full-time domestic students
  • resident of Noosa Shire; if there is an insufficient number of eligible students currently residing in Noosa, then students who graduated from a high school in the Noosa Shire but have relocated to study at USC will be considered*
  • enrolled in undergraduate business or combined business programs
  • preference will be given to students who have previously received a Scott Williams AM 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 $4,000
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
Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network Bursary Applications closed
  • 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 
Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship Applications closed
  • commencing full-time in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) in the year immediately following graduation from secondary school
  • 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   
Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary Applications open
  • 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
The Fleet Office Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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 Serious Games
    • 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
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
Up to A$32,000
The Thompson Study Support Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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...
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 Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) 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)
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
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
Unitywater Bright Future Scholarship Applications closed
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (HRM), Bachelor of Business (Management), Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of ICT, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), or Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Currently studying at the USC Caboolture Campus or studying at another USC Campus but residing permanently in any of the following postcodes: 4504, 4505, 4506, 4508, 4510, 4511 or 4512
  • Commencing the penultimate year of study: If completing a three year degree, commencing second year or if completing a four year degree commencing third year
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
  • Unitywater encourages the participation of women, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, people from diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability.
A$10,000
Unitywater Engineering Scholarship Applications closed
  • Full time undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in one of the following degrees: B of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) with a major in Environment and Water OR B of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/ B of Environmental Science double degree
  • Commencing penultimate year of study: If completing the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) with a major in Environment and Water degree, 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
USC Asylum Seeker Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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)
  • Financial need
Tuition fees + A$4,000 per annum + A$1,000 one-off upfront in Year 1
USC Equity Bursary Applications closed
  • domestic students enrolled 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
USC Fraser Coast Relocation Bursaries Applications open
  • domestic students enrolled in full-time undergraduate Bachelor degree study at USC Fraser Coast for which only the first year is available at Fraser Coast and relocation is required to continue studies
  • satisfactory academic progress (minimum GPA of 4)
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder; or permanent resident of Australia
A$2,500
USC Road Safety Research Collaboration (RSRC) Group Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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
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 Study Support Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Vantage Homes Qld Urban Design & Town Planning Bursary Applications closed
  • 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 Australian, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder.
A$2,000
Vic Walker Memorial Scholarship Applications open
  • 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$9,000
Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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
Vice-Chancellor's Honours Scholarships Applications closed
  • 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
WEIR Minerals Australia Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering Applications closed
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
A$9,000 | A$3,000 per annum over three years
Wilson Security Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary Applications closed
  • identifying as an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student
  • full-time or part-time domestic student in any undergraduate program at USC
  • completed at least one semester at USC (48 units for full-time or 24 units for part-time students)
  • minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
A$2,000
Zonta Club of Blackall Range - Young Women in Public Affairs Award Applications closed
  • Women, aged 16-19 on 1st April each year
  • The applicant should be resident in the Blackall Range area
  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
  • Support for Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
A$500
Zonta Club of Blackall Range STEM and Humanities Scholarships Applications closed
  • living in or have come from the area covered by the Zonta Club of Blackall Range (Blackall Range and Sunshine Coast Hinterland from Maleny to Kureelpa, including Conondale, Kenilworth, Palmwoods and Landsborough)
  • studying for tertiary qualifications or equivalent in either STEM or Humanities
  • in second year of tertiary study or above or have been working in the STEM or Humanities field prior to commencing tertiary studies
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
2 x A$1,500
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 Maroochy Mature Age Bursary Applications closed

Applications are welcomed from women who:

  • are aged 25 years or more on the 31st December 2019
  • have satisfactorily completed at least one year’s full time equivalent of a higher education program at an approved Australian educational institution
  • are currently enrolled in their chosen program of study at Diploma or higher level
  • are currently enrolled in the second year of the program​
  • are studying on campus, on-line or by correspondence
  • are resident of the Sunshine Coast
  • have a commitment to community or social involvement
  • are a permanent resident of Australia / Australian citizen
A$1,000 and A$500
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 
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
Zonta Club of Noosa Women in Science Bursary Applications closed
  • female students enrolled full time at USC, in the Bachelor of Environmental Science or a Bachelor of Science 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 Pine Rivers Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Scholarship Eligibility Value
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
Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP) Applications closed
  • 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
Scholarship Eligibility Value
CIDSEL International Scholarship Applications open
  • enrolled full-time in one of the following postgraduate by coursework programs:
    • Master of International Development
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business
    • Master of International Business
  • successfully completed 48 units of the degree with at least 96 units of study remaining
  • minimum grade point average (GPA) 5.0
  • international student on a Student Visa (subclass 500) or a New Zealand citizen
A$5,000
High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Encouragement Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
LGBTIQ+ Leadership Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Applications closed

To be eligible for this award, an applicant:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • must have completed either a Bachelor of Nursing Science or a Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery
  • must meet the eligibility criteria for admission into the degree applied for
A$4,000
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 2020
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 Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) 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)
USC Asylum Seeker Scholarship Applications closed
  • 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)
  • Financial need
Tuition fees + A$4,000 per annum + A$1,000 one-off upfront in Year 1
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)
A$4,000 for full-time study
Zonta Club of Noosa Women in Science Bursary Applications closed
  • female students enrolled full time at USC, in the Bachelor of Environmental Science or a Bachelor of Science 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
Scholarship Eligibility Value
Bee-friendly venom-derived bioinsecticides Applications open
  • Be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which they are currently applying
  •  Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic
    qualifications or professional research experience
  • Applications are welcome from both Domestic and International students
  • Previous knowledge on electrophysiological techniques (two-electrode voltage-clamp or patch-clamp) and arthropod handling and maintenance would be quite beneficial for the project.
  • Experience in working with venoms and recombinant or chemical peptide synthesis would also greatly benefit the project.
$28,092
Carbon Farming Gamification for Knowledge Co-production Applications open

Be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
• Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which they are currently applying
• Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic
qualifications or professional research experience
• Applications are welcome from both Domestic and International students

$28,092 pa Stipend plus USC Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship
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

$28,597 (in 2021)
High Performance Student Athlete (HPSA) Encouragement Bursary Applications closed
  • 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
Human Factors and the Darknet Applications open
  • Be accepted into a Higher Degree by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which you are currently applying
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience

Applications can only be accepted from Domestic students

$28,092 RTP Equivalent
Human Genomics PhD Scholarship Applications open
  • Domestic student or International student enrolled in or offered admisstion to a HDR program in USC
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours, Masters degree with thesis/dissertation/research or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for
$28,092
Indigenous Australian Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Applications open

To be eligible for the USC Indigenous Australian HDR Scholarship, applicants:

  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander on their application for admission to the higher degree by research (HDR) program and the application for the scholarship
  • are accepted for entry to a higher degree by research (HDR) at USC
  • do not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for
  • recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time higher degree by research candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast
$38,597 in 2021
MoET-VIED / USC PhD Scholarships Applications open

To be eligible for a MoET-VIED/USC scholarship, applicants must:

  • have been selected by MoET-VIED to receive their scholarship support
  • meet USC's standard entry criteria to their nominated higher degree by research program
  • be proposing to undertake research in one of USC's areas of Research Focus: 
    • Psychology in Human Factors and Accident Research
    • Aquaculture and Agriculture
    • Animal and Marine Ecology
    • Forestry Research
    • Biomedical Science and Nursing
    • Social Science of Environmental Change
    • Indigenous and Transcultural Research
A$28,092 for 2020
Multimedia Device Analytics for Efficient Hardware Implementation 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
  • Applications can only be accepted for Domestic students
  • Must remain enrolled on a full time basis
$28,092
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.
$28,092
PhD Scholarship: Understanding chronic inflammatory changes through lifestyle intervention in sedentary Type 2 Diabetes patients to prevent dementia Applications closed
  • Be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which they are currently applying
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Applications can only be accepted from Domestic students
28,092
Public Health Research Scholarships Applications closed
  • Be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which they are currently applying
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Applications can only be accepted from Domestic students
$13,750
Qantas Engineering Human Factors Scholarship Applications closed
  • Approved for admission to the USC PhD program (If not a current student, the application for admission to the PhD program and the application for the scholarship can be submitted simultaneously)
  • Bachelors 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
$27,596 in 2019
Reframing Bush-Fire Communication for Sustainability Applications open
  • Be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which they are currently applying
  • Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
  • Applications are welcome from both Domestic and International students
$28,092 pa Stipend plus USC Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Applications closed

To be eligible for this award, an applicant:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • must have completed either a Bachelor of Nursing Science or a Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery
  • must meet the eligibility criteria for admission into the degree applied for
A$4,000
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 2020
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)
A$4,000 for full-time study
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.
$28,092