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.

The course must be either Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Health or Agriculture with a qualification level of: 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

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

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

Scholarship Support Organisation

The Scholarship Support Organisation, QTAC is contracted by the Department of Education and Training, 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.

Regional Study Hubs Program

News | 30 May 2018

The department is inviting interested stakeholders to apply for funding under the Regional Study Hubs Program to support students to remain in their local area to study all or part of their higher education.The applications are invited between Wednesday 30 May and Friday 27 July 2018

Implementation of Regional Study Hubs

News | 5 March 2018

The department is extending the timeline for interested stakeholders to make a submission on the proposed criteria to assess successful applicants for the Regional Study Hubs from 5 March to 5pm EST, Monday 26 March 2018. ...

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...