UQ Commonwealth Regional Journalism Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value $35,962 over three years.
Scholarship duration 3 years
Number awarded 1
Opening date 30 April 2020
Closing date 29 May 2020


The UQ Commonwealth Regional Journalism Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled, or have been offered enrolment in the Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) programs at The University of Queensland commencing in 2020.

The purpose of the Grant is to assist Scholarship Recipients to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively as journalists in the contemporary news media industry, and be job-ready at the completion of their studies. The Grant Funding is being provided as part of the Regional Journalism Scholarships Program which was one of three measures announced as part of the Government's Regional and Small Publishers Jobs and Innovation Package.

One scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of the Head, School of Communication and Arts to applicants who, in the opinion of the Head, show the greatest academic merit. 

Regional Journalism Scholarships Program—an Australian Government initiative.


An applicant is eligible for the award of a scholarship in a year, if the applicant—

(a) submits an application to the Head by the closing date for applications; and

(b) is an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand Citizen living in Australia; and

(c) is a Regional or Remote Student; and

(d) is enrolled, or intends to enrol as a commencing student in the first year of an Approved Program; and

(e) is not in receipt of scholarship funds for the Approved Program from the Commonwealth under another Grant program or from a State or Territory government or other body;

Additional benefits

  • Preference may be given to applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship.
  • The maximum value of each scholarship will be $35,962 over three years.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply, please e-mail the completed application form and any supporting documentation to:

Head of School
The School of Communication and Arts

Please put “UQ Commonwealth Regional Journalism Scholarship” in the subject line.

Applications close 4pm on Friday 29 May, 2020.



Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who show the greatest academic merit as demonstrated by the applicant’s QTAC Selection Rank at the point of admission to the Approved Program. 

Applications are closed.


School of Communication and Arts
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for three years, subject to the recipient –
(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; and
(b) maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress by achieving a GPA of at least 4 in each semester;
(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Head why the scholarship should not be cancelled.
(3) The recipient can not undertake exchange studies in any semester the Scholarship is held.

Interruption of Scholarship
In exceptional circumstances only, Scholarship recipients may apply to interrupt their Scholarship for a maximum cumulative period of one year where there are exceptional circumstances which prevent the student from enrolling.

Termination of Scholarships
The University will terminate the scholarship -
(a) if the recipient does not comply with the scholarship conditions in section 6; or
(b) if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the University as provided for in rule 6(2); or
(c) once maximum duration of the scholarship has lapsed; or
(d) if the student commits serious misconduct.



In these rules –

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Journalism and the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) at The University of Queensland.

Financial hardship means being eligible for the Educational Access Scheme under under any of the categories assessed by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Head means the Head of School, School of Communication and Arts.

Regional or Remote Area means an area classified as ‘Inner Regional’, ‘Outer Regional’, ‘Remote’, or ‘Very Remote’ under the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS’) publication titled , the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, or the equivalent classifications as are amended or replaced by the ABS.

Regional or Remote Student means a student who –
(a) permanently resides in a Regional or Remote Area at the time prior to applying for a Scholarship; or
(b) has a sufficient connection to a Regional or Remote Area, because the student has:
(i) previously resided in a Regional or Remote Area for a total of at least three out of the last five years; or
(ii) completed their final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a Regional or Remote Area.

Scholarship means a UQ Commonwealth Regional Journalism Scholarship.

Tuition fees means the Higher Education Contribution Amount (HECS) payable for enrolment in an approved undergraduate program.

Applications are closed.