A Uni That Knows a Scholarship Helps

At CQUniversity we know the power of support. We believe uni should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, awards and financial assistance programs.

Receiving a scholarship not only looks good on your resume but may open the door to more benefits and opportunities, such as industry contacts and work experience.

You could also benefit from a student loan and a budgeting tool to help you manage the cost of going to university.

Browse the categories to find more information about the range of scholarships on offer, including individual scholarship guidelines, application forms and closing dates.

All successful scholarship applicants must enter their current financial institution details into their MyCQU to ensure that payment can be made as per the Scholarship guidelines.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about Scholarships at CQUniversity? Have a look at our FAQ page.

Scholarship FAQ

Undergraduate Scholarships

Student Life and Wellbeing Centre
CQUniversity Rockhampton North
Building 31, Level 1, Bruce Highway
Rockhampton QLD 4702 AUSTRALIA

Phone: 13 27 86
Fax: (07) 4930 9366

Research Scholarships


International Scholarships

For all prospective international undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship enquiries please email

When I received my scholarship, I just felt over the moon. I didn’t think I was going to get it, so when I did I felt like a lot of stress just came off my shoulders.

Caleb Smith

Bachelor of Information Technology, Equity Scholarship Recipient


Applying for the scholarships is really easy and straightforward. I would definitely encourage students to look into it and see what’s out there for them, because there is quite a bit on offer.

Cait Darmody

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Equity Scholarship recipient





Everyone. A common misconception is that only high achieving students are awarded scholarships. This is not the case. CQUniversity offers a range of scholarships and bursaries tailored to meet the diverse needs and circumstances of our students. Many scholarships have been designed to specifically assist students studying from particular regions, courses or to support students from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds.

Students enrolled in courses that require the purchase of specific equipment, require periods of unpaid compulsory industry/field placements or students studying by distance who are required to travel to attend residential schools are strongly encouraged to apply for a scholarship to assist with these costs.

Scholarships can also assist students to balance their employment/family responsibilities/study loads, taking some pressure off the finances allowing more time to focus on study.

Students can apply for scholarships using our easy online process. Click the ‘MyCQU’ button (above the ‘search scholarships’ menu) on the Scholarships webpage to be directed to the online application form.

One of the major selection criteria for CQUni Scholarships is ‘community involvement and/or leadership potential’. Students are often involved or have previously been involved in extracurricular activities that meet this criteria without realising.

For example:

  • Recognised carer for family member with disability or medical condition
  • Community/Club/Hobby social media account/page/group administrator/moderator
  • Involvement in children’s school or sporting activities (reading groups, coaching, refereeing)
  • Blood donation or first aid qualifications
  • Member of Surf Life Saving or sporting clubs (player, coach, referee/umpire, volunteer, committee member)
  • Community/charity activities (park run, Shave for a Cure, Relay for Life) or other fundraisers
  • Natural disaster recovery efforts or volunteer emergency services
  • Previous military service or reserves
  • High school leadership programs (School/House Captain/Vice Captain, Mentor/Buddy, Prefect)
  • Church or cultural groups
  • Workplace leadership roles
  • Employee of the Month/Commendations
  • CQUni Student Mentor and Leadership Program
  • CQUni Student Ambassador Program
  • CQUni Student Representative Council/Clubs and Societies/Campus Life Committee
  • CQUni Participation or Connect Assistants

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attach evidence of community involvement or leadership potential to support their response to this criteria in the written submission. This may be in the form of a Certificate of Appreciation/Participation or a letter of support/reference from a community organisation or employer/previous employer, photo from a community event, news story or media post in which they have been named or photographed.

Our online scholarship application form is also used to assess eligibility for low-income scholarships. Students can elect to be considered for scholarships designed to assist low personal or family income, or where they can demonstrate financial need through the online scholarship application form. There is a specific ‘financial details’ section of the form for students to complete if they would like to be considered for these scholarships.

Statistically, most university students do struggle financially with the costs of study and we strongly encourage students who juggle work and study, students who have dependent children or students receiving Centrelink assistance to complete the ‘Financial Details’ section of the application form.

To be considered for scholarships reserved for students in financial need, applications should answer ‘YES’ in the financial details information section of the application form. Students will be prompted with a few extra questions to determine what supporting income documents are required to be assessed for low-income scholarships. Most often, the supporting documents requested are three recent payslips or Centrelink Income Statements.

It is very important that once students have submitted a scholarship application, they regularly monitor their student email. If an application is received well in advance of the closing deadline but has supporting documents missing or contains information that needs to be verified, the applicant will be sent an email requesting further information.

Please be aware that due to the high volume of last-minute applications submitted in the final days prior to the deadline, applicants who have submitted incomplete applications may not be given this opportunity to provide further information to ensure their application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to attach all supporting documents to the application form in the first instance at the time of submitting the original application.

The ‘request for further information’ email includes information about what is required to complete the application and a ‘view and respond’ hyperlink to direct applicants back to their Scholarship Application in MyCQU for updating. The scholarship application form can be updated by attaching the requested additional supporting documents to the ‘Financial Details’ and/or the ‘Further Details’ page (whichever page is applicable). To resubmit the application form back for further assessment, click the 'submit further details' button on the last page.

Any request for further information needs to be responded to and received prior to the closing date of scholarship applications. Late responses will not be considered.