Australian Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program

The Australian Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program, opened on Monday, 20 January 2020. The fourth round will provide 1100 scholarships, and applications will remain open throughout 2020 or until the scholarships are fully exhausted.

Scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 for eligible students from regional and remote Australia, in any course of study. Scholarships are awarded taking into consideration financial need, with priority assessment given to the following applicants:

Residential address is in a RA4 or RA5 category

Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and provided supporting documentation

Identify as having a disability, and provided supporting documentation

Chosen course relates to a field where there is low female representation

Affected by natural disasters such as drought, 2019-2020 bushfire and/or floods

RRES supports students for up to four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying Certificate IV to PhD level courses. It is available for flexible study, and includes part-time and online students. Recipients may also be eligible for an additional $500 to undertake an internship during their studies.

Further information on the RRES program, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, are available online through the organisation administering the scholarships, Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC):

Rural, regional and remote students affected by a natural disaster and experiencing difficulty developing or submitting an application are encouraged to contact QTAC directly to discuss their circumstances and eligibility:

QTAC Phone: 1800 290 979

QTAC Email:

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