The Violin German Travel Bursary has been established to support musical excellence. The bursary aims to encourage violin students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) to travel to Germany for further study.

Maximum value: $6,000

Applications closed.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU)
  • Be studying violin
  • Intend to undertake further study in Germany

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Program – to verify instrument and GPA


  • Referee details – obtain a reference from a member of the QCGU string faculty (optional but preferred)

Personal background

  • Income and expenditure


  • Personal statements
    • Career goals and aims – outline your career ambitions and your plans for travel to study in Germany.
    • Scholarship benefit – How will this bursary benefit you and your success in university?

You should upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats: PDF, Word, jpeg or Excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Details of your travel and study plans in Germany, such as travel plans, such as flight bookings, travel itinerary, or acceptance letter for study in Germany.

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Maximum value is $6,000, paid in one instalment, provided conditions are met.

Payment is made on confirmation of travel plans and acceptance to study in Germany.

Sponsor details

Dr Irmtraud Petersson was born in Germany and came to Australia in 1984. She received an MA (1966, Universität München) and a PhD (1988, University of Queensland), specialising in Australian literature. Petersson has published several articles on Australian fiction, the monograph German Images in Australian Literature (1990), and coedited (with Laurie Hergenhan) an anthology of Australian travel writing, Changing Places: Australian Writers in Europe 1960s–1990s (1994). She taught part-time at the University of Queensland and is now an Honorary Research Fellow. In 2015 she donated her Nuremberg violin (made in the early 1800s) to the QCGU for the use by talented violin students.


To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:

  • Be currently enrolled at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University studying violin
  • maintain good academic standing at Griffith University
  • Provide acceptable evidence of German travel plans, such as flight bookings, travel itinerary, or acceptance letter for study in Germany prior to receiving payment.
  • Use the bursary in the following twelve months towards the cost of tuition, travel, accommodation, or travel related living expenses in, to, and from Germany.

The Bursary will be forfeited if it is not used within 12 months from the bursary closing date.

Applications, including Referee Reports and any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email. Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.