Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Business and Economics
Scholarship value Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 September 2021
Closing date 1 December 2021


The School of Economics offers a fee waiver scholarship to a student of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background who can demonstrate a keen interest in economics and a need for financial support.

The scholarship is available to domestic students commencing in the Bachelor of Economics (BEcon) in 2022.


An applicant is eligible for the award of a scholarship if the applicant:

  1. is a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and who is accepted as such by the community in which the student lives or has lived. Applicants are required to provide evidence of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status. This would usually take the form of confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status under the common seal of a community organisation. Where exceptional circumstances apply, statutory declarations and other forms of documentation may be considered. Original or certified copies of supporting documentation must be provided;
  2. will be a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Fee Policy.
  3. has or intends to enrol as a commencing student at The University of Queensland in the BEcon program, or dual program, in the year of the award;
  4. has not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or above; and
  5. has submitted their complete application by the closing date.


Before you get started

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How to apply

Submit an online application by December 1, 2021.

Selection criteria

Applicants must address the following criteria:

  • demonstrated financial need;
  • academic ability by submitting results or academic records
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers relevant to the applicant’s future success in their field of study.

Previous study of economics at school or college is not required for enrolment in the BEcon degree, nor for this scholarship.

For successful scholarship candidates seeking to undertake the BEcon as part of a dual program, the scholarship will cover those courses required to complete the BEcon component of the dual program. It will not cover the other courses required for the dual program.


School of Economics
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