Tertiary Education Bursary guidelines

The City of Logan Tertiary Education Bursary offers financial support for university students in Logan City. We work with several organisations in south east Queensland to provide financial support to young people in Logan wishing to undertake tertiary studies. Students from families whose own financial resources are limited are encouraged to apply. We award a number of tertiary education bursaries each year. Successful students receive a $5,000 bursary that is provided in instalments for each semester (or trimester) of a three-year course.

What Criteria do I need to meet?

Applicants for the bursary need to meet these selection criteria:

  1. be a resident of the City of Logan
  2. attending full time student at a secondary school within or adjacent to the City of Logan, completing grade 12 in 2023
  3. intending to enrol in tertiary studies at a Queensland university in 2024
  4. must enrol as a full time, on-campus student for at least the first two years of a three-year course, unless an on campus, accelerated course is studied
  5. be likely to have their university offer confirmed by 16 January 2024
  6. in need of some financial assistance.

How is the decision made?

All applications that meet the Selection Criteria will be reviewed by a Selection Panel in January 2024. Applications will be rated according to academic ability, educational highlights, motivation to succeed, financial hardship and personal/social circumstances.

How do I apply?

Stage 1 – (23 October 2023 – 22 December 2023)

If you believe you can satisfy all of the above criteria please complete the form at logan.qld.gov.au/bursaries

You will need to include two written references (one reference must be from a senior staff member of the school where you’re studying Year 12).

Stage 2 - (By 16 January 2024)

All applicants are required to submit the following documents by email to council@logan.qld.gov.au by 16 January 2024

  • A copy of the QCAA Senior Statement
  • Tertiary Entrance Statement (OP Statement) or Selection Rank Record
  • Official Offer from a Queensland Tertiary Institution.


  • Applications that remain incomplete after 16 January 2024 will be ineligible for consideration.
  • The application form and all included written statements must be the applicant's own work.
  • The decision of the selection panel will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


  1. Recipients are not permitted to receive another bursary at the same time. If you receive our bursary and are offered a scholarship or bursary by another organisation, including a university, you must notify Logan City Council. We will award your bursary to another student, who has not received another scholarship or bursary.
  2. The bursary can only be used for study at a Queensland University, while you are a student at that university.
  3. An annual allocation is available and can be used to purchase textbooks, stationery or other essential items for study.
  4. Successful recipients are given payments totalling $1,750.00 in the first year, $1,500.00 in the second year and $1,750.00 in the third year, unless the university course structure is an 'accelerated' format.
  5. The bursary will be forfeited if you:
    1. fail the course
    2. change to another tertiary institution in another state
    3. change to a lesser tertiary institution that is not a university
    4. change to a lesser course (not a degree course), or
    5. cancel your enrolment in the course
    6. fail to attend the ceremony.

Who can I ask for further information?

All applicants are encouraged to contact Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) to make sure you know how to meet the requirements of your chosen course.

Call 1300 467 822 or email qtacinfo@qtac.edu.au.

More Information

Please call 3412 3412 or email council@logan.qld.gov.au.