Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program

Scholarship Information provided by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment 

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) provide up to $18,000 to students undertaking study at the Certificate IV to PhD level. A further $500 is available for students who undertake a relevant internship.

Students may be studying on campus or online from six months full-time up to eight years part-time.

Applications for Round 6 of the RRES Program are now open for students commencing study in 2022. Over 1000 scholarships are available this year, until fully allocated.


The 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.

Over 4,000 students have received scholarship funding since the program’s first round which commenced in 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

RRES is available to students who:

  • meet Australian citizenship or residency requirements
  • are commencing a new course of study in the same year as the relevant scholarship round
  • can provide evidence of financial need
  • have a permanent home address in a regional or remote area, as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

For more information regarding eligibility, refer to the Program Guidelines and the website of the scholarship support organisation, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

How to apply

Applications for Round 6 of the RRES Program are now open for students commencing study in 2022. For more information or to apply, please visit QTAC’s website.

You can also contact QTAC at:
Phone: 1800 290 979
Email: scholarships@qtac.edu.au

Program Guidelines

Detailed information regarding RRES, including payment, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, is outlined in the Program Guidelines.

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