Frequently Asked Questions about our Future of Energy Engineering Scholarships.

I do not have permanent residency. Can I apply for an internship/student placement?

No, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

I am in my first year of studies, can I apply for a scholarship?

No. Eligibility is open to students who have completed their first year of engineering and are enrolled in their 2nd or subsequent year of study.

What degree is required to be eligible for the Future of Energy Engineering Scholarship?

To be considered for an Future of Energy Engineering Scholarship you will need to be currently studying an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline at a Queensland university.

Priority will be given to electrical engineering students and those that choose power engineering electives. Due to the diverse work we undertake, students studying other engineering disciplines may also be considered for a scholarship. Additional disciplines we may consider include:

  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering.

Students studying a double degree in Electrical Engineering will be viewed favourably.

Read our eligibility criteria for more information.

If I do not get a scholarship, can I still do vacation work?

No, vacation work will only be offered to scholarship holders.

For more information visit our Vacation work webpage.

If I get a scholarship, do I have to do work placements in my breaks?

No, it is not a mandatory requirement to complete work placements.

However, it is a requirement you meet the career development criteria as prescribed by Energy Queensland while being part of the scholarship program. Work placement/s and/or an unpaid Thesis placement may meet the career development criteria.

Is the scholarship just a one-off payment?

No, provided you meet the scholarship eligibility the scholarship payment will be made upon receipt of your academic transcript until you complete your studies. This is subject to you maintaining full-time study, you pass your subjects and you maintain at least a Credit (5) average GPA.

Where can I find information about your graduate program?

Our Graduate Program is run in numerous locations across Queensland. You will find more information on our Graduate Program webpage.

Am I eligible for the scholarship if I am doing a dual degree, an integrated degree, or CoOp degree?

Yes, absolutely! One of the degrees must be engineering and you must have done at least 1 year of your engineering subjects.

In addition, we welcome:

  • Students enrolled in the University of Queensland (UQ) Integrated Bachelor and Masters Degree (5 year) or the
  • Central Queensland University (CQU) Bachelor of Engineering (honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (co-op engineering) (4.5 year) degree.

My degree is 4 years. How many Scholarship payments would I receive?

If you are awarded one of the scholarships, you will receive the scholarship payments until you graduate, as long as you continue to maintain a minimum average GPA or a  Credit (5), study full-time and meet the career development criteria as prescribed by Energy Queensland.

For example, if your degree is 4 years and you were awarded a scholarship in your 2nd year of study, you would go on to receive a scholarship payment in your 3rd and 4th years of study too.

Can I drop to part-time uni and keep receiving the scholarship?

No, to continue receiving scholarship payments you must maintain full-time study (4 subjects per semester or 8 per year).

We have designed the scholarship program in a way that provides both financial assistance and career development with a pathway to full time employment. It is designed for full time study to help you complete your degree in the shortest possible time frame.

Can I undertake a student exchange as a scholarship holder?

Yes, as long as you are still enrolled in full time studies with a Queensland university you can participate in student exchange programs.

As this may have an impact on submitting your academic transcript at the end of each semester, you are required to let us know in advance if you are successful in gaining an exchange opportunity.

I have already received a scholarship from another organisation, am I able to retain my existing scholarship and also receive the Future of Energy Engineering Scholarship from Energy Queensland?

It is a condition of the Energy Queensland’s Future of Energy Engineering Scholarship that you are not receiving another scholarship or bursary payment from another organisation. You are able to continue receiving a university Academic Scholarship or Bursary. You are required to disclose all scholarships and bursaries to the Early Careers team.

Will the Scholarship payment impact any payments I receive from Services Australia such as my study assistance (Youth Allowance/ Austudy/ ABSTUDY) and rent assistance?

Income you get from scholarships can count in your income test. It might affect your payments from Services Australia, and you would need to inform them. Information can be found on their website: Income from scholarships for students and apprentices - Services Australia.

What tax implications would the scholarship payment have on me?

We recommend scholarship applicants obtain advice on any taxation impacts because of receiving scholarship payments.

For more information on Scholarship payments visit the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

If I am awarded the scholarship, but then don’t meet the ongoing criteria (such as not passing my courses), do I need to pay back the money?

No, you will not be required to pay back any scholarship money that you have already received.