Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

We are pleased to advise that Round 3 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program has been extended to 5 July 2019, with offers made from 22 July 2019. If you are from a regional or remote area, you can now apply for a Scholarship, valued at up to $18,000 for study Australian wide. Available for courses in any discipline.  

This scholarship can support you for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. It is also available for flexible study and includes part-time and online students. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for an additional $500 to undertake an internship during their studies.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa. New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • have a permanent home address in a regional or remote area of Australia. as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard.
  • have commenced their Eligible Course of Study in Semester 1 of 2019 and be continuing in Semester 2 of 2019 or;
  • be about to commence their Eligible Course of Study in Semester 2 of 2019.

Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of need and merit, as outlined in section 7 of the program guidelines, with priority given to women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people among others.  

How to apply

You can submit your application and supporting documentation to the Scholarship Support Organisation at the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) - see note below.

To apply for a scholarship, you must submit a completed application form and attach the following supporting documentation:

  • evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency, holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • proof of residence in a regional or remote area in Australia;
  • evidence of financial need; and
  • evidence of eligibility for other considerations (available from section 7 of the program guidelines).

Applications for the third round of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship program close Friday, 5 July 2019.

Note: the Department of Education and Training has contracted QTAC as the Scholarship Support Organisation, to manage the application and selection processes, distribute scholarship funding, monitor continued eligibility and compliance with scholarship conditions, and report to the department.