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TC Beirne School of Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship

Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
Scholarship focus
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Academic excellence, Financial hardship, Rural or remote
Scholarship value
$8,000 per year
Scholarship duration
Up to 5 years
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
1 June 2023
Applications close
5 November 2023


You're eligible if you: 

  • are a domestic student
  • completed your senior schooling in Australia within two years of application, or will be completing it in the year of application
  • intend to enrol and gain admission as a commencing student in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2024 (including dual programs) or have already accepted an offer to commence as a student in 2024
  • have not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher
  • can demonstrate educational, social and/or financial disadvantage
  • are available to participate in a formal interview with UQ on a date set by the university.

How to apply

  1. Apply to study law at UQ via QTAC - the Bachelor of Law (Honours) or Bachelor of Law (Honours) dual degree must be your 1st or 2nd preference.
  2. Apply to QTAC for adjustments to boost your ATAR - see the QTAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) on how to do this.
  3. Apply to our UQ Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme (ULAS) for additional consideration to boost your chances of admission. Apply within the same LEAD Scholarship application form.
  4. Apply for this scholarship by November.

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Visit the LEAD Application Guide for 2024 and LEAD frequently asked questions for more information.

Use our tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • academic achievements in Year 11 and Year 12
  • leadership, cultural, sporting and/or community service achievements
  • educational, social and/or financial disadvantage.

Preference may be given to applicants who have completed their secondary schooling at a Government school.

What happens next

Final decisions for the scholarship are at the discretion of the Law School. There may be a number of other scholarships that we can recommend for you. You may be required to attend an interview in person or online. 

About this scholarship

The Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) scholarship was established in 2016 and is maintained by funds from external donors. The scholarship also provides a dedicated academic mentor and a non-residential membership of a UQ college in first year. Non-residential memberships include services such as college meals, events, use of recreational facilities, internal courses and a strong collegiate network during the transition from high school to university. 

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