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
Opening date 2 August 2021
Closing date 19 November 2021

Description

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 2021 (or you completed in 2020 and you’re on a gap year), you are encouraged to apply. 

There are three scholarships on offer:

UQ Vice-Chancellor's 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 2022 (or 2023 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

2022 APPLICATION information will be updated prior to opening date.


Privacy
The University of Queensland complies with Australian and Queensland privacy laws and guidelines. The University of Queensland treats information collected by it as confidential. Information supplied by you will only be used for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for a scholarship and the scholarship selection process.

The University of Queensland will not make available to a third party any personal information supplied by you unless required or permitted by law or  where you have consented to the disclosure. The University may distribute aggregated statistical information for statutory reporting purposes but only in a form that will not identify any person individually. For more information please consult the UQ Privacy Management Policy.


 

Contact

Scholarships Office
+61 7 3365 7113

Terms and conditions

  • 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.

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