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 are available to eligible students studying from six months full-time up to eight years part-time, for on campus or for online/distance education. Scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 each (for a full-time, four-year qualification). Shorter, part-time qualifications are funded on a pro rata basis. An additional $500 is also available to support an internship, where relevant.


New applications for Round Four are currently closed but please check the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) site regularly for updates.

Scholarship Support Organisation

The Scholarship Support Organisation, QTAC, is contracted by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, to manage the application and selection processes, distribute scholarship funding, monitor continued eligibility and compliance with scholarship conditions, and report to the department. Applicants can contact QTAC at:  

Phone: 1800 290 979