HP Women in Cyber Security Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
Scholarship value The value of the Scholarship is $20,000 each year payable towards the cost of tuition fees of the Approved Program.
Number awarded Up to 5 each year
Opening date 12 January 2021
Closing date 1 March 2021


The HP Women in Cyber Security Scholarship was established in 2020 and is maintained by an annual gift from HP PPS Australia Pty Ltd.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist meritorious female students with the costs of tuition fees while completing the Master of Cyber Security at The University of Queensland.



An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship (subject to University approval) if the applicant:

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean by the closing date for applications;
  • is a female student;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in at least #8 per semester in the Master of Cyber Security; and
  • does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit your on-line application by the due date.

Selection criteria

For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising:

  • the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee;
  • one representative from HP; and
  • one member of the University’s academic staff who is currently teaching in the Approved Program

with University staff comprising the majority.

The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit, as demonstrated by:

  • academic achievement to date in studies used to satisfy admission in the Approved Program;
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
  • any other matters that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in the cyber security profession.

The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
(07) 3365 3853
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

  1. The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to two years, subject to the recipient:
    • continuing to be enrolled full-time in at least #8 per semester in the Approved Program;
    • achieving a GPA of at least 5 for each semester of study; and
    • not gaining or holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.
  2. The Scholarship is for a period of up to a maximum of two years, and the annual scholarship value will be paid in two installments each year ($10,000 per semester) that will be used to reduce the student’s fee liability.
  3. If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.
  4. The Scholarship may be deferred or interrupted only with approval from the Associate Dean.
Applications are closed.