QOF Scholarship & Global Connections Bursary

 Have you ever thought about testing your vocational skills overseas or are you a professional working in the VET sector and considering an international short-term professional development placement?

The QOF offers both a Scholarship and Bursary opportunity for Queensland residents to further their career overseas. Check out these funding programs to see how you can undertake a career experience of a lifetime and bring back an international perspective on your industry.


Apply on-line for our Scholarship or Bursary – it is that easy!

Past QOF Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the Foundation makes a limited number of overseas scholarships available to help young Queenslanders realise their dreams of working internationally in their chosen field.

Over 105 Scholarships have been provided to young Queenslanders who have travelled to all areas of the globe in the search of industry and cultural experience.
See what our Past Recipients have been up to!

Applications for the 2017 QOF Scholarship Program are now open!

The QOF Scholarship Program assists high achieving 18-30 year old trainees, apprentices and vocational education and training graduates (Certificate III and above) to travel and work overseas in their chosen vocation for up to two years.

The scholarship funds travel related expenses and a settling in allowance and is worth up to $7,500. It is hoped this opportunity will enable recipients to broaden their professional horizons, gain valuable international work experience and improve their career prospects.

Ultimately, the program aims to benefit the wider Queensland community through the knowledge and skills that return to the State with the scholarship recipients.

It is the responsibility of the recipient to make all arrangements for travel and employment; the QOF Governors will mentor the recipients and can assist with introductions and industry advice.

The 2017 QOF Scholarship Program is generously supported by the Foundation’s industry partners and the Queensland Government. Click here for information about eligibility and selection.


Applications close 31 October 2016.


How to apply
Complete the online application form here

About the Foundation

The Queensland Overseas Foundation Inc. is a voluntary, non-profit organisation. It provides young people with the opportunity to broaden their vocational horizons and improve their career prospects by working overseas. Established in 1976, the Foundation is sponsored by industry and supported by the Queensland Government. It operates through a Board of Governors representing a range of industries and expertise.