UQ Academic Scholarships Program

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $6,000 - $12,000
Scholarship duration 1 year - up to 5 years
Number awarded approximately 150
Opening date 3 August 2020
Closing date 20 November 2020

Description

**APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL OPEN IN AUGUST 2020**

UQ's Academic Scholarship program aims to reward the achievements of outstanding school leavers and gap year students. If you are a high-achieving student and you are completing Year 12 in 2020 (or you completed in 2019 and you’re on a gap year), you are encouraged to apply. 

There are three scholarships on offer:

UQ Vice-Chancellors Scholarships

Awarded to applicants who achieve a minimum ATAR of 99.90 (or equivalent):

  • Award Value: $12,000 per year, total value of up to $60,000
  • Duration:  Up to 5 years
  • Level: Undergraduate and any subsequent related postgraduate study, such as Honours.

UQ Excellence Scholarships

Awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic, leadership and/or community service achievements during their senior secondary studies who aspire to study at The University of Queensland.

Applicants who achieve a minimum ATAR of 99.00 (or equivalent) will be considered for a UQ Excellence Scholarship:

  • Award Value: $6,000 per year, total value of up to $24,000
  • Duration: Up to 4 years
  • Level: Undergraduate and any subsequent related postgraduate study, such as Honours.

UQ Merit Scholarships

Awarded to high achieving applicants who have demonstrated significant academic, leadership and/or community service achievements during Years 11 & 12. 

Applicants who achieve a who achieve a minimum ATAR of 95.00 (or equivalent) will be considered for a UQ Merit Scholarship:

  • Award Value:  $6,000
  • Duration:  First year of study
  • Level: Undergraduate study.

Eligibility

Academic scholarships are open to Year 12 and gap year students who are:

  • Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders, or
  • Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand citizens, or international students completing, or have completed, Years 11 and 12 in Australia;

AND

  • have not completed any previous tertiary study other than that undertaken as part of Year 11–12 studies (e.g. Enhanced Studies Program); and
  • have applied for a tertiary place through QTAC; and
  • are intending to enrol as a full-time student in a UQ undergraduate program in 2021 (or 2022 if deferring their tertiary place); and
  • will have UQ listed as their 1st or 2nd QTAC preference.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

**THE 2021 APPLICATION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AUGUST 2020**

Selection criteria

  • Scholarship recipients will be determined by a panel of senior UQ staff and selection is completely at the University’s discretion.
  • Scholarships will be awarded with consideration to a range of factors including but not necessarily limited to academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and/or community service achievements, financial need, program preferences and secondary school attended.
  • Bonus ranks applied as a result of any scheme will NOT apply for the purposes of awarding scholarships.

 

Contact

Student Fees and Scholarships
+61 7 3365 7113

Terms and conditions

For more detailed information regarding the selection policies and the offer process, it is important that applicants read the following:

UQ Academic Scholarships - Information

UQ Academic Scholarships - Terms and Conditions