Geoscience Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to students undertaking geoscience related studies at JCU at undergraduate to postgraduate levels. A full list of JCU scholarships can be found here.

The JCU Geoscience Discipline also awards a number of prizes each year to first, second and third year undergraduate students. A full list of these prizes is available here.

Scholarships and Bursaries through JCU


Q Coal Foundation Scholarship

$10,000 per year for first- or second-year geology or science students

Visit QCoal Foundation Scholarship for more details.

Dean's Scholarship

$10,000 for first-year students

Visit JCU Deans' Scholarship for more details.


EGRU scholarships

$5,000 for geology honours students

Visit EGRU Honours Scholarship for more details.


W.C Lacy Scholarship

$5,000 for PhD students in Earth Sciences

Visit W.C Lacy Scholarship for PhD Research in Earth Sciences for more details.

AIMS@JCU PhD Scholarships

4 year stipend plus $5000 top-up for PhD students in marine research fields

Visit AIMS@JCU 4-year PhD Scholarships for more details.

Scholarships and Bursaries through organisations affiliated with JCU geosciences

AusIMM  Max Eden Memorial Bursary

$500 for first-year geoscience students

Visit Max Eden Memorial Bursary for more details.

AusIMM Atlas Copco Scholarship

4 weeks work experience in Australia and Sweden for undergraduate or postgraduate students

Visit AusIMM Epiroc Scholarship for more details.

AusIMM EEF scholarship program

for students working/studying in fields related to the minerals industry

Visit AusIMM EEF Scholarship Program for more details.

Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) Bursary program

$1000 to $4000 for third-year, honours and postgraduate geoscience students

Visit Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) Bursary program for more details.

Geological Society of Australia (GSA) Endowment Fund

for undergraduate Earth Science students

Visit The Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund for more details.

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) postgraduate scholarship

$5000 per year for masters of PhD students undertaking petroleum-related research

Visit PESA Postgraduate Scholarship for more details.

AusIMM Far North Queensland first-year bursary

$2000 for first-year students intending to work in the mining industry (Cairns region)

contact Andrew Harwood: