Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships


The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program supports students with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution. The scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 each and are available to support students studying for six months full-time or up to 8 years part-time, on campus, or through online and distance education.

Scholarships are for qualifications from Certificate IV; Diploma; Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; Bachelor Degree; Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; Master Degree or a Doctoral Degree.

How to apply

Scholarship applications are now open for 2020 and will be offered throughout the 2020 academic year. Program Guidelines, eligibility requirements and information on how to apply are available online through our support organisation QTAC

Rural and regional students affected by the bushfire and experiencing difficulty developing or submitting an application are encouraged to contact QTAC directly to discuss their circumstances and eligibility:

Phone: 1800 290 979


Scholarship Support Organisation

The Scholarship Support Organisation, QTAC is contracted by the Department of Education, to manage the application and selection processes, distribute scholarship funding, monitor continued eligibility and compliance with scholarship conditions, and report to the department.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships.

Round 4 RRES Scholarships Now Open

News | 19 January 2020

Minister for Education announces Regional Education Package

News | 11 November 2018

On 12 November 2018, the Government announced $134.8 million over four years to provide students from rural and regional Australia with greater choice in, and access to higher education.

Minister for Education announces 16 Regional Study Hubs

News | 9 November 2018

The Australian Government is investing $24.2 million over four years to assist in the establishment and operation of 16 community-owned, regional study hubs at 23 sites across regional Australia. Regional Study Hubs (RSHs) will provide infrastructure such as study spaces, video conferencing,...

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships: Guidelines Consultation

News | 23 May 2017

As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government announced $24 million for 1200 Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships. These scholarships will support regional and remote students to undertake STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) qualifications in higher education...