Barry Murphy Scholarships in Nuclear Energy


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $12,500
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded The Associate Dean (Academic) will determine the number of scholarships available each year


The scholarship was established in 2015 by an annual gift from UQ alumnus Barry Murphy. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage and support meritorious engineering students to undertake a semester of international exchange to further their interests and studies in nuclear engineering.



An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant:

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean by the closing date for applications; and
  • is a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
  • is enrolled in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
  • has completed at least 16 units towards the Approved Program; and
  • has approval from the university to undertake an Approved Overseas Exchange or Approved Overseas Placement for 1 semester of study; and
  • achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 5.5 for courses undertaken in an Approved Program; and 
  • intends to undertake their exchange at an institution that offers nuclear engineering, focusing their exchange study on nuclear engineering

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To be advised.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by-

(a) academic achievement in courses undertaken in an Approved Program; and
(b) strength of the proposed overseas study program with a focus on nuclear engineering; and
(c) personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
(d) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

A preference may be given to students in any field associated with the chemical engineering discipline.


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 3853

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipients may hold the Scholarship for one semester subject to the recipient being enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field. 

(2)  Payment will be made in two equal instalments.

(a) the first payment will be made when the recipient has provided evidence of airline receipt and is enrolled in exchange codes in SI-net (for a recipient completing an Approved Overseas Exchange) or can provide evidence of acceptance for their Approved Overseas Placement from their host university (for a recipient completing an Approved Overseas Placement); and
(b) the second payment will be made after census date in the semester that the student is undertaking their Approved Overseas Exchange or Approved Overseas Placement.

(3) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the student must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

(4) Upon the student's return from the Approved Overseas Exchange or Approved Overseas Placement, the student must submit to the Associate Dean a report of no more than 1,000 words on their study experience, and be available for other reasonable publicity opportunities relating to the Scholarship. The report may be reproduced in school or faculty publications.


In these rules -

Approved Program includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.
Approved Overseas Exchange means an overseas exchange program approved by UQ Abroad, at The University of Queensland.
Approved Overseas Placement means an approved placement undertaken as part of the integrated Bachelor of Engineering / Masters of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering.
Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
Relevant Field means any chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or mining engineering discipline.
Scholarship means the Barry Murphy Scholarships in Nuclear Energy.