2017 Applications are now open!


UQ's Academic Scholarship program aims to reward the achievements of outstanding school leavers and gap year students.

If you are a high-achieving student and you are completing Year 12 in 2016 (or you completed in 2015 and you’re on a gap year) then you are encouraged to apply.

Amy Norman
UQ Vice-Chancellors Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Engineering student.


There are three categories of Academic Scholarship on offer:

UQ Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships

Awarded to applicants who achieve at the very top of the OP1 band (or ATAR equivalent).

Award Value: $12,000 per year
Duration: Up to 5 years
Level: Undergraduate and any subsequent related postgraduate study such as Honours.

UQ Excellence Scholarships

OP1 (or equivalent) applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic, leadership and/or significant community service achievements during years 11-12.

Award Value: $6,000 per year
Duration: Up to 4 years
Level: Undergraduate and any subsequent related postgraduate study such as Honours.

UQ Merit

High achieving students (OP 1-3) who have demonstrated significant academic, leadership and/or community service will be considered.

Award Value: $6,000 per year
Duration: First year of study
Level: Undergraduate study
  • Eligibility

    Academic scholarships are open to Year 12 and gap year students who:

    • are Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders; or
    • are Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand citizens, or international students who are completing or have completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia;


    • have NOT completed any previous tertiary study other than that undertaken as part of Year 11-12 studies (eg. Enhanced Studies Program); and
    • have applied for a tertiary place through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC); and
    • are intending to enrol as a full-time student in an undergraduate program at The University of Queensland in 2016 (or 2017 if they are deferring their tertiary place); and
    • have UQ listed as their 1st or 2nd QTAC preference.