IES Foundation Year Economics Scholarship

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Business and Economics
Scholarship value 25% tuition fee waiver
Opening date 1 May 2019
Closing date 30 November 2019

Scholarship description

This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed their foundation year at The International Education Servies Ltd (IES) and seeking admission to the Bachelor of Economics (BEcon). Will cover up to 25% of tuition fees only.

The School of Economics and UQ Foundation have successfully developed a close working relationship over a number of years, with increasing numbers of international students deciding to pursue an economics degree at UQ after completing their Foundation studies. Students wishing to have a degree that provides critical thinking skills, problem-solving ability and strong analytical tools which they can apply to a diverse range of business environments and industries are recognising the importance of economics to long-term career opportunity.

Important dates

This scholarship is offered for students commencing in Semester 1 and Semester 2. Closing date for students commencing in Semester 1 is 30 November.  Closing date for students commencing in Semester 2 is 30 April.

Eligibility

Students who have completed their foundation year at The International Education Servies Ltd (IES) and are seeking admission to the Bachelor of Economics (BEcon) or a dual degree with Bachelor of Economics.

  • Criteria based on academic achievement in the IES Foundation Year program.
  • The applicant must have studied the correct prerequisite subjects during the IES Foundation Year to enrol in their chosen field.
  • Applicants must have a minimum overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5 for Maths and AE OR an IELTS of 6.5.
  • Previous study of Economics at school or college is not required for enrolment in the BEcon degree or for the scholarship.

Students applying for a dual degree with BEcon are also eligible, and the scholarship will then apply to the 36 units required in the BEcon component of a dual program only.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

You must apply for the Bachelor of Economics or a dual degree program with the Bachelor of Economics before applying for this scholarship.

Applications close on the same dates every year:

  • 30 November for semester 1
  • 30 May for semester 2.

Send the completed application form and additional documentation (listed below) by the closing date to scholarships@fdn.uq.edu.au 

  • Cover letter outlining why you wish to study economics at The University of Queensland
  • A brief summary of extra-curricular activities and interests you believe are relevant to the shortlisting committee

N.B. IES will add your confidential reference letter and results when they are released.

Selection criteria

  • Criteria based on academic achievement in the Foundation Year. 
  • Previous study of economics at school or college is not required for enrolment in the BEcon degree or for the scholarship.
  • Students applying for a dual degree with BEcon are also eligible, e.g. BEcon/LLB, BEcon/BA, BEcon/BEng etc., in which case the scholarship will cover up to 25% of the fees for the BEcon component only, i.e. 36 units required for the BEcon.

Contact

Foundation Year Scholarship