Sponsored by Madeleine Olive Taylor Estate.


$2,500 to support the recipient with travelling overseas.

Entries close

4:00pm Friday 25 September 2020.

  • Open to students wishing to travel overseas to further their study at postgraduate level at an approved school of music, university or institution, for tuition with an approved specific teacher or workshop, or to assist in attending an audition to secure such a place.
  • Applicants must be a current QCGU postgraduate student or a recent QCGU alumnus who graduated no more than three years ago.
  • Applicants must have received a letter of offer from the overseas organisation confirming a place has been offered, or an audition has been granted.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 5.0.

Application form

Applicants must submit a written application by the entries closed date, late applications will not be accepted..

The application will include information about:

  • which orchestral stringed instrument is played
  • the tuition offered overseas and why it offers more than can be provided in Australia
  • their GPA score (a minimum GPA of 5.0 is required)
  • their career aspirations
  • other sources of income.

The application also requires answers to the following questions:

  • Are you a recent alumnus of QCGU having graduated in the past three years?
  • Have you been a previous recipient of this bursary?
  • Have you ever won another prize, award, scholarship or bursary?
  • Do you have an offer from an overseas organisation to study?  If yes, please provide a copy of the Letter of Offer and provide information about the tuition, such as name of organisation and coach, dates, location, cost, structure of course.
  • What is the deadline for responding to the overseas offer?
  • How will this course help you advance your skills / career?
  • What difference will this bursary make to you being able to accept this offer?
  • Is there a similar course being offered in Australia?
  • If yes, please explain why this is different.
  • Do you have any other form of income?
  • If yes, please estimate annual income.

Decision to be based on benefit and need.

One QCGU lecturer or industry representative (with a knowledge of all stringed instruments but with no conflict of interest), the Executive Manager of QCGU and an alumnus will constitute the selection panel.

References will be sought from QCGU lecturers for the shortlist if one is required.