Liveris Academy Undergraduate Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $10,000 per year
Number awarded Up to 5
Opening date 5 August 2019
Closing date 14 October 2019

Scholarship description

The Liveris Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2019 by global business leader Andrew Liveris and his wife Paula Liveris, who generously donated $13.5 million to the University of Queensland to help establish the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership in the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

The Liveris Academy aspires to build a generation of effective and inspiring leaders with a mindset geared towards creating a sustainable future. The Liveris Undergraduate scholarship is maintained by the income generated from an endowed fund.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support outstanding students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or in the integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering program in any discipline at The University of Queensland, who have the potential to lead solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

“The Liveris Academy will attract, support and develop many of the planet’s smartest young people and finest minds in engineering and science, enabling them to reach their full potential while addressing major challenges facing society today.” – Dr Andrew N. Liveris, Founder, Liveris Academy for Leadership and Innovation at the University of Queensland.


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

  1. submits an application by the closing date for applications; and
  2. either
  • will complete, or has completed, year 12 in the two year period prior to the year of award and achieves a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.00 (or equivalent) for their year 12 studies; or
  • has completed no more than one semester towards the Approved Program in the year of award; and
  1. has not undertaken any tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher prior to enrolling in the Approved Program, other than studies in special university programs designed for secondary school students; and
  2. is enrolled, or intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program in the year of award, or after an approved deferment of one year; and
  3. does not hold another scholarship that the Director considers to be similar.

Additional benefits

  • Up to $10,000 travel support from the Liveris Academy for an approved gap semester, exchange or internship opportunities.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

This application is for the semester 1, 2020 scholarship round. You are eligible to apply if you are a commencing student completing Year 12 in 2019, or if you commenced first year study in semester 2 2019.

Selection criteria

(1) For the selection process, the Director must establish a selection committee, comprising -

(a) the Director, or nominee, as Chair of the committee; and
(b) the Director of the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering or nominee; and
(c) the Associate Dean (Academic) or nominee.

(2) The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

(a) academic achievement in courses undertaken in Year 12 and/or in an Approved Program; and
(b) personal qualities including leadership potential; and
(c) quality of the short video and essay; and
(d) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success at UQ and in their subsequent career.

(3) Applications must be submitted in the form of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a short video, a short essay and two letters of recommendation.

(4) The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

Applications are closed.


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+61 7 3365 3853
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to 6 years (excluding any periods for which the Scholarship is deferred or suspended), subject to the recipient –

(a) either

(i) maintaining full-time enrolment in an Approved Program, or subsequent postgraduate coursework program approved by the Director; or
(ii) undertaking a Gap Semester activity, exchange, or internship approved by the Director; and

(b) maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress; and
(c) conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of the Liveris Academy and its staff, representatives, supporters and Scholarship holders.
(d) not gaining or holding another scholarship that the Director considers similar.

(2) In rule 7(1)(b) - Satisfactory Academic Progress means –

(a) for a recipient who is enrolled in the first year of scholarship –

(i) passing all courses in which they are enrolled; and
(ii) obtaining a GPA of at least 5.5 in that year; and

(b) for a recipient who is enrolled in a subsequent year of scholarship –

(i) passing all courses in which they are enrolled; and
(ii) obtaining a GPA of at least 6 in each semester.

(3) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 7(1) or 7(2), the recipient must show cause to the Director why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.



In these rules –

Approved Program means any Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.

Director means the Director of the Liveris Academy or another person nominated by the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technoaclogy.

Gap Semester means a semester in which the student is not enrolled at the University Scholarship means the Liveris Academy Undergraduate Scholarship.

Applications are closed.