QUT in Austria invites applications for the School of Accountancy Accelerate Scholarship open to students who must have applied for Master of Philosophy in Semester 1, 2018.

The duration of the scholarship will not be longer than the period required to complete the relevant course of study. As this award is for Master of Business (Research), the term of the scholarship will be for 18 months, full time (48 credit points per semester). No extensions of the scholarship will be granted.

As the scholarship is for full-time study, it is expected that you will commit no less than 30 hours per week to study, allowing up to 10 hours during the normal week for paid employment.

Students who are recipients of other scholarships are not eligible for this scholarship.

Worth of Award
You’ll receive:

  • $19,830 per year.

If you’re an international student, you’ll also receive:

  • a QUT fee waiver.


Scholarships are competitive and based on merit.
You must:

  • be applying to start a Master of Philosophy in Semester 1, 2018
  • have a grade point average (GPA) of 6 or above in your previous studies
  • conduct your research on one of these approved topics:
    • Addressing the cash economy: evidence from foreign jurisdictions
    • Agricultural Cooperatives: considering performance and accountability
    • Blockchain technology and its implications for accounting
    • Corporate board gender diversity and accounting conservatism
    • Fraudulent financial reporting in China
    • The relationship between taxes and corporate social responsibility: a study of socio-political determinants.
    • QUT reserves the right to terminate the scholarship after 6 months should a recipient’s progress be deemed unsatisfactory and/or the recipient fails to maintain an appropriate grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 in all required coursework units.
    • If you withdraw after census date you will be liable for the tuition fees of the units that you were enrolled in, and be required to repay any received scholarship funds to the School of Accountancy within 30 days.
    • The scholarship amount is $19,830 per annum and paid as a fortnightly stipend. The scholarship will cease on submission of thesis for examination. At this time you will be deemed as completed and not enrolled.
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply for your course

Apply for the Master of Philosophy.
In the ‘Scholarship’ section of your application, indicate your intention to apply for the School of Accountancy’s Accelerate Scholarship.
How to apply for a research degree

If you have questions about:

  • our research degree application process, contact the QUT Business School Research Office
  • the Master of Philosophy, contact the School of Accountancy HDR coordinator.
Step 2: Apply for the scholarship

Complete and submit the School of Accountancy Accelerate Scholarship application form (PDF file, 264.43 KB).
You can apply for up to two of the approved topics.
If you have questions about this scholarship, contact the School of Accountancy HDR coordinator.

Deadline: applications close 29 September 2018

Click here for more details and to apply  

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