Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Medicine
Scholarship value At least $9,000 unless this amount exceeds the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Scholarship duration 4 years
Number awarded 1
Opening date 16 July 2024
Closing date 27 August 2024


Established in 2019 by Mrs Elva Emmerson and her sons, Professor William (Brett) Emmerson and Professor Stephen Emmerson, in honour of their husband and father, Emeritus Professor Bryan Emmerson, AO, under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund. Professor Emmerson served as Head of the Department of Medicine at UQ and Foundation Professor of Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital for nearly 10 years.

This scholarship sits under the Faculty of Medicine’s Financial Aid Scholarships.


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

  1. submits an application to the Dean, by the closing date for applications;
  2. is enrolled full-time in Year One of the Doctor of Medicine;
  3. can provide documentary evidence of financial hardship; and
  4. does not hold another Scholarship that the Dean considers similar.

This scholarship was awarded in 2020 and applications for this scholarship will only open in 2024.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please click HERE to submit an application.

Note the following:

Your personal statement must demonstrate how the Scholarship will assist in the completion of the Doctor of Medicine.

Selection criteria

The Scholarships will be awarded to applicants showing greatest merit, as demonstrated by –

  1. evidence of financial need;
  2. strength of personal statement demonstrating how the Scholarship will assist completion of the Doctor of Medicine;
  3. academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine; and
  4. any other matter that the selection committee considers relevant to the applicant’s future success in their study.


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

Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to four years, subject to the recipient –
(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Medicine; and
(b) maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held.
(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.
(3) The Scholarship may not be deferred.




In these rules-
Dean means the Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine.
Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements to remain enrolled in accordance with the University’s Academic Progression Procedure and the Doctor of Medicine Program Rules.
Scholarship means the Professor Bryan Emmerson Medical Scholarship.