Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Honours
Study area Medicine, Science and Mathematics
Scholarship value Each prestigious scholarship consists of a return Brisbane-London economy airfare and insurance (up to $3000 AUD) and a $7000 (AUD) bursary to support living expenses.
Number awarded 2
Opening date 2 September 2019
Closing date 8 November 2019


The School of Biomedical Sciences and Faculty of Medicine are offering up to two LMU Scholarships for Honours students in 2020, to undertake a neuroscience related research project at LMU Munich Germany. LMU is ranked #1 in Germany, #3 in Europe, and #48 globally. Munich Centre for Neuroscience, which encompasses LMU-neuroscience is perhaps the largest neuroscience research hub in Europe including the UK. Each prestigious scholarship consists of a return Brisbane-Munich economy airfare and insurance (up to $3000 AUD) and a $7000 (AUD) bursary to support living expenses.

The purpose of these awards is to provide the opportunity for talented students to undertake their Honours research project within a leading neuroscience research laboratory at one of the world's most respected Universities in Europe. Successful applicants will be enrolled in the SBMS Honours program and attend and live at Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich to undertake their Honours research project.

Applicants should visit the Ludwig Maximilians University website and familiarize themselves with the research undertaken in the relevant laboratories.

Although the living expenses bursary does contribute significantly to accommodation expenses it does not cover the full cost of living in Munich. LMU will offer support for local transport. Successful applicants must seek alternate financial support to meet additional expenses.

The world leading research performed within SBMS involves extensive international collaboration, and has resulted in strong partnerships with several top universities around the world. This provides the opportunity for our Honours students to experience these environments first hand. These scholarships will provide valuable experience for the students selected, and also help strengthen the collaborative ties between SBMS and these top universities.


The scholarships are open to students majoring in Biomedical Sciences (in any degree program) and enrolling in Honours within the School of Biomedical Sciences in Semester 1, 2019. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and be available to start discussing and organizing projects and their visit with LMU supervisors via Skype over the UQ summer vacation period (November 2019 – December 2019). Students will study abroad for about ~7 months from March to September and then return to UQ to complete their Honours program.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Applicants are requested to submit both a hard copy and a single combined PDF copy of their CV including names of two referees, academic record (including an update of grades in assessment items completed in any currently enrolled courses), and a covering letter (< 2 pages) that addresses the selection criteria and nominates two preferred LMU laboratories, to the Honours Administrator. Students must also indicate that they will be able to cover expected overseas living expenses above that provided by the bursary. 

A shortlist of applicants will be then selected and then invited for interview, with final submissions and enquiries to the Honours Administration Officer at

Selection criteria

The selection criteria include an applicant's GPA (particularly in Biomedical Sciences courses), indicators of academic excellence (e.g. Dean's awards and prizes), personal drive and potential leadership qualities, as well as congruence between academic portfolio, academic trajectory, future aspirations and suitability of host laboratory.

Applications are closed.


SBMS Honours Administration Officer
Applications are closed.