Telstra Technology and Innovation Masters Scholarships

Telstra’s purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive. To achieve this, developing a skilled and diverse technology-focused workforce is critical to Telstra's future success.

The Telstra Technology and Innovation Masters Scholarships are one way Telstra is investing in future talent and proudly supporting and building the future technology talent pipeline in Australia.

These scholarships will support technology enthusiasts who are enrolled in a graduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

Two awards will be given in 2021 to female students or students of Indigenous descent intending to become professionally qualified engineers or technology professionals.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be:

  • Either a female student or a student of Indigenous Australia descent
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • In their first (start-year or mid-year intake 2021) of one of the following courses and disciplines:
    • Master of Engineering (Electrical, Electrical with Business, Mechatronics, Software, or Software with Business)
    • Master of Information Systems
    • Master of Information Technology.


Two scholarships will be awarded, valued at $20,000 (paid at $5,000 per semester for four semesters).

The successful recipients will also obtain a placement in the paid Telstra Summer Intern Program operating in December 2021 to February 2022 should they choose to accept it. To find out more, visit Telstra Summer Intern Program.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as determined by the weighted average mark (WAM) from your undergraduate or most recent degree, and
  • Strength of a personal statement addressing the following criteria:
    • Your interest in a career in Engineering and IT and your passion for technology and innovation
    • Evidence of community leadership and extracurricular involvement – especially community and volunteering activities and demonstration of leadership, creativity and innovation.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend an interview by a panel comprising representatives of Telstra and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. Interviews will be held early September.

Scholarship conditions

In order to maintain the scholarship, recipients must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 25 points/0.250 EFTSL at time of application and in each subsequent semester
  • Maintain an average result of at least 70 in each semester of enrolment


2021 applications are now closed.

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