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 2018 QOF Global Connections Bursary are now open

2018 QOF Global Connections Bursary 

The QOF Global Connections Bursary aims to assist early and mid career VET trainers and assessors (VET graduates) presently employed in Queensland to undertake short-term training, professional development and knowledge exchange opportunities abroad.

Funding of up to $2,000 is available to support attendance at courses, workshops, conferences, work shadowing and other development activities that will contribute to the work and training outcomes of Queensland VET students and apprentices.

These bursaries will enable more skilled Queenslanders to engage with new technologies, industry practice and ideas from around the world. Bursary recipients are required to share their experiences with the VET industry upon their return to Queensland. Click here for information about eligibility and selection.


  • Applications open 17 April 2018 and close 29 June 2018.
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 July 2018.

How to apply

Visit www.qof.org.au and 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.