Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program was announced in 2016 as part of the Australian Government’s election commitment to improve access, educational opportunities and attainment for regional and remote Australians by supporting undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students from Certificate IV to PhD level.

Scholarships support flexible study arrangements, and are available to eligible students:

  • commencing a new course of study in the same year as the relevant scholarship round
  • studying on campus, online or via distance education
  • studying from six months full-time up to eight years part-time

Round 5 and the Creative Arts Scholarships are now fully allocated for 2021, and the application portal has closed.

Round 6 of the RRES Program will be offered for students commencing studies in 2022.

Details on Round 6 will be released shortly and made available on this website and the website of the scholarship support organisation, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can also contact QTAC at: 

Phone: 1800 290 979


Note: If you are a school leaver relocating from an outer regional or remote area to study, you may also be eligible for the Tertiary Access Payment.

More information on scholarships for regional students

Tertiary Access Payment

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