UQ Link Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $3,000
Scholarship duration Up to 3 years


This scholarship provides assistance to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship, who are undertaking tertiary studies for the first time.

QTAC applicants approved for UQ Link receive 5 entry rank adjustments to assist with their entry to UQ. After enrolling, scholarship recipients receive $3,000 per year, which may be held for up to 3 years.

In the first semester of enrolment, $500 of the scholarship value for the year is paid at the beginning of semester to assist with up-front costs associated with coming to university. After this initial payment, the scholarship is paid in semester instalments after full-time enrolment at UQ and ongoing eligibility are confirmed. 

Semester instalments are paid within two weeks after Census Date in Semester 1 and 2 (i.e. mid April and mid September).


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

  • will be a domestic student in accordance with The University's Fee Policy; and
  • intends to enrol as a commencing student at The University of Queensland in any undergraduate or associate degree program in the year of the award or after an approved deferral of up to two years; and
  • has not undertaken any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher; and
  • has demonstrated significant financial disadvantage through achieving maximum points for the ‘Financial Hardship’ category of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme prior to commencing studies at The University of Queensland.


Before you get started

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How to apply

Follow the three steps below to apply:

  • Step 1: Start a QTAC application to study at UQ.
  • Step 2: Complete the 'Financial Hardship' category within the Educational Access Scheme. Ensure you provide all required supporting documents and information. QTAC can only consider your application if you have submitted all required documents.
  • Step 3: Wait for outcome. QTAC will determine whether you have met the eligibility criteria for UQ Link. We will notify all applicants approved for UQ Link and they will have 5 entry rank adjustments automatically applied to any UQ preferences.

Learn more about QTAC's Educational Access Scheme


Student Fees and Scholarships
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