Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study All levels of study
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value Up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training. A further $500 is available to Scholarship Recipients to support an internship.
Opening date 20 January 2020
Closing date 29 November 2020


The fourth round of 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.

Funding for scholarships will be available to regional and remotely located students wishing to undertake study in any discipline.

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. 


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

Additional benefits

Recipients may also be eligible for an additional $500 to undertake an internship during their studies.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

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:

Applications are closed.


1800 290 979
Applications are closed.