Skip to menu Skip to content Skip to footer
Banner only

UQ Law School Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship

This scholarship will open soon.

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
August 2022
Applications close
November 2022


You're eligible if you: 

  • are a domestic student
  • will complete your senior schooling in Australia in the year of application
  • intend to enrol and gain admission as a commencing student in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • have not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher
  • can demonstrate educational, social 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 - Make our Bachelor of Law (Honours) or Bachelor of Law (Honours) dual degree your first or second preference.
  2. Apply to QTAC for adjustments to boost your ATAR - see the QTAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for how to do this.
  3. Apply to our UQ Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme (ULAS) at the same time for additional consideration to boost your chances of admission.
  4. Apply for this scholarship by November.

Not sure you're eligible?

If you're not sure that you're eligible, we encourage you to apply anyway. You can't win a scholarship unless you apply, and students are often surprised to be chosen as scholarship recipients. For example, if your path through high school was not smooth and you had to overcome setbacks, you're the first in family to attend university, or you live in a country area and have limited educational support, this counts with us.

Final decisions for the scholarship are at the discretion of the Law School and if not this one, there may be a number of other scholarships that we can recommend for you.

Boost your ATAR for admission

We encourage you to apply for QTAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and UQ Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme (ULAS) regardless of your ATAR predictions. This is because the scholarship application closes before ATAR results are released. Our panel also relies heavily on QTAC’s EAS assessment of your hardship category.  Students should submit their EAS application and accompanying documents to QTAC as soon as possible, preferably before the scholarship application closes in November.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

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

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

What happens next

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 provides $8000 per year for up to five years to help with living and study expenses, as well as 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. 

What our students say

The LEAD Scholarship is more than just a financial leg up.

“By connecting us with people who are also recipients of the LEAD Scholarship – as well as Faculty members who reach out and care for your wellbeing both personally and academically – those are the tools that are vital to do your best and excel here at UQ Law”

     - Michelle O’Grady, UQ Law LEAD Scholar

Hear more from students who have been awarded this scholarship.