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UQ Ramsay Undergraduate Scholarship

Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
Arts, humanities and social sciences
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence
Scholarship value
$32,000 per year
Scholarship duration
Up to 5 years
Number awarded
Up to 30
Applications open
17 June 2024
Applications close
4 August 2024


You're eligible if you:

  • are an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident 
  • will complete year 12 in the year of your application or completed year 12 in the year preceding the year of your application
  • intend to enrol full-time in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Western Civilisation) (Honours) program or the dual Bachelor of Humanities (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program 
  • expect to gain admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Western Civilisation) (Honours) program or the dual Bachelor of Humanities (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program on the basis of predicted senior results and any applicable adjustment factors or on the basis of special entry pathways
  • have not undertaken any previous tertiary study while enrolled in a Bachelor-level program or higher
  • will be available to participate in an interview with the selection committee on a date set by the University.

How to apply

Visit the Western Civilisation scholarship advice page for information on applying. You will need to submit:

  • a one to two page CV (including academic achievements)
  • two references
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria within the application form – you must respond to three questions based on academic ability, community service and compatibility with the program of study (up to 1500 characters per question)
  • a statement addressing any disadvantage (if applicable)
  • appropriate supporting evidence.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • your academic ability as demonstrated by previous academic results and awards
  • each of the following, as demonstrated by written application and performance at interview:
    1. interest in the questions and ideas that have shaped the world
    2. track-record of contribution to your communities
    3. creativity and critical thinking skills that challenge and cross boundaries
    4. ability to contribute effectively to discussion and debate
    5. desire and ability on to empower and better the lives of others and to make a difference in the world
    6. qualities of compassion, empathy, and ethical behaviour
    7. the value of the opportunity provided by the Scholarship to your future development
  • your overall performance at the interview.

Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate, as part of their application, that they have experienced disadvantage or are from an underrepresented background.

What happens next

Once you submit an application, we will email you to confirm receipt. If you do have not received an email within 2 days of applying, email us at

The selection committee will interview short-listed applicants.

About this scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2019 with support from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. The scholarships are intended for academic high-achievers who desire to make a difference in the world. They are for students who are creative and intellectually curious with the critical skills to challenge the status quo and cross boundaries, and who value discussion, debate, and the opportunity to learn from others.

We are looking for students whose endeavours are driven by compassion, a desire to better the lives of all members of the community, and a strong code of ethics.



Centre for Western Civilisation, HASS Faculty