Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study All levels of study
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value The value of each Scholarship is the cost of Accommodation paid directly to the providers of the Accommodation for each year in which that Scholarship is held.
Scholarship duration Each Scholarship will be tenable for the Minimum Completion Time and may be renewed for a maximum total period of two years.
Number awarded A number of Scholarships may be awarded each year, as tenure becomes available, on recommendation of the PVC(IE).
Opening date 15 October 2021
Closing date 15 January 2022


The purpose of the Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship is to assist Indigenous students to undertake studies at The University of Queensland.

Peter Høj served as the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland from 2012 to 2020. Following the public launch of UQ’s first comprehensive philanthropic campaign, Peter Høj and his wife Mandy Thomas established an endowed accommodation scholarship supporting Indigenous Australian students.

The value of each Scholarship is the cost of accommodation for a Standard room at UQ Res (Kev Carmody House), which will be paid directly to UQ Res for each year the Scholarship is held, in accordance with the scholarship rules.


An applicant is eligible for a Scholarship, if the applicant— 

  • submits an application to the PVC(IE), by the closing date for applications; 
  • can demonstrate financial need; 
  • is an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and 
  • is enrolled in an Approved Program in the year of award.

Approved Program means any program at UQ.


Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

PLEASE READ the below application information:

The Application Link on this page will take you to Application Portal. You will need to ‘Register’ if you do not already have a Survey Monkey Apply login.  

Select the Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship program and commence the Application Form.

  • You can exit your application form at any time by using ‘Save and Continue Editing’ and 'Back to Application' in your task box. This will allow you to return directly to the form when you next log in.
  • Once you ‘Mark as Complete’, you can still return to your form, but you will need to choose Edit from the Options icon (…) in the top right hand corner to make additions/changes.  

Upload supporting documentation in the Upload Documents task prior to submitting your application.  Please note, you will be unable to edit your application once it has been Submitted.  

When you have finalised your application having completed the application form and uploaded all required supporting documentation, Submit your application by the due date.

You should receive a confirmation email when your application is successfully submitted. Note: this email may be issued to your Spam or Junk folder.  

Please contact the Scholarships Office at if you do not receive a confirmation email within two working days of submitting your application, or if you require assistance with your application, or if you require your submitted application to be re-opened for further editing.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria –

  • demonstrated financial need;
  • academic ability;
  • 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.

If you are awarded a scholarship, the University will place you in a Standard room with UQ Res (Kev Carmody House).  

If you are awarded a scholarship and you have already applied for/secured a place with this provider in a non-Standard room, you will be required to pay the difference directly to the accommodation provider.  

Scholarship rules


Scholarships Office
07 3365 7113