Karl Kessler Memorial Prize


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Medicine
Scholarship value $500
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 4 October 2021
Closing date 1 November 2021


An applicant is eligible for the award, if the applicant –

(a)     is a MD student who has completed an elective in a field related to infectious diseases, including clinical infectious diseases, clinical microbiology or public health;

                (b)     submits an application, including an essay outlining their elective experience, by the due date.

Additional benefits

Established in 1992 in memory of Karl Kessler, a medical student of the University who died in 1989 while in his final year of study. Maintained by the income from a fund contributed by his friends.)

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please click HERE to submit an application.


Selection criteria

The prize is awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the committee, submits the best application.
The essay submitted as part of the application will be reproduced in the annual UQMS magazine.

Scholarship rules


Scholarship and Awards Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
(07) 3346 5375

Terms and conditions

On their return, the recipient must submit an essay outlining their elective experience. The essay will be reproduced in the annual UQMS magazine.