School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences Latin American Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type International students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Science and Mathematics
Scholarship value 50% of tuition fees and 100% SSAF for the minimum duration of the program
Scholarship duration Duration of the program
Number awarded Up to 2


The scholarship was established in 2013 and is maintained by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Science, The University Queensland.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and reward students from Latin American countries studying postgraduate coursework programs administered by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland. The Senate may award up to 2 scholarships each year on the recommendation of the Head.

The value of the scholarship is 50% of the tuition fees payable for each semester for which it is held.


An applicant is eligible for the scholarship if the applicant:

  • submits an application to the Head by the closing date for applications
  • is a citizen of a Latin American country
  • has achieved at least the equivalent of the entry requirements for the proposed program of study, and
  • is able to commence as an international student (in accordance with the University's Fee Policy) in Australia on a student visa.

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How to apply

For applications for first semester (March) enrolment, the closing date is 31 October each year.

For applications for second semester (July) enrolment, the closing date is 31 March each year.

Selection criteria

For the selection process, the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising a minimum of three directors of postgraduate coursework programs administered by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences. The Head will appoint a chairperson from those appointed to the selection committee.

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  • academic achievement in undergraduate studies
  • strength of interest demonstrated in the relevant field of postgraduate coursework study
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential, and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future professional success in the relevant field of postgraduate coursework study.

The selection committee will rank the top three applicants, and the Associate Dean (Academic) will then select the successful candidate(s).

Application form


School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
(07) 3365 3925

Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the scholarship for the minium completion time of the relevant program, subject to the recipient:

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in the relevant program, unless otherwise exempted by the Head
  • achieving a GPA of at least 4 for each semester of study in which the recipient holds the scholarship
  • resuming study after an approved interruption of up to 1 year, as approved by the Head, and
  • being eligible to continue to hold a student visa.

If the recipient fails to satisfy the rules, the student must show cause to the Head why the scholarship should not be cancelled. 

The recipient may be required by the Head to pay the full tuition fee of any course that is repeated.


Minimum Completion Time means the minimum period of time it would take a student  to complete the  remainder of the program in which the recipient is enrolled when the  recipient is awarded the scholarship.