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UQ Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarship

This scholarship is closed.

Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Study level
Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate coursework
Study area
All study areas
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence, Creative excellence, Diversity, Financial hardship
Scholarship value
100% of tuition fee waiver each semester, plus $8000 annual living stipend
Scholarship duration
2 years for Masters and up to 4 years for Undergraduate
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
18 March 2024
Applications close
14 June 2024


You’re eligible if you:

  • have received an offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework full-time program commencing in Semester 2, 2024
  • met the academic and English Language requirement for your chosen program of study
  • live in Australia and are currently on a valid
    • Bridging Visa ‘A’ (subclass 010) or
    • Bridging Visa ‘E’ (subclass 050) and have applied for:
      • Temporary Humanitarian Stay visa (Subclass 449)
      • Temporary Protection visa (Subclass 785)
      • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (Subclass 786)
      • Safe Haven Enterprise visa (Subclass 790)
      • or a Permanent Protection visa.

How to apply

You'll need:

  • a copy of your current visa. If you are currently on a Bridging Visa A or E and have applied for a Protection visa, please provide a copy of the acknowledgement letter from Immigration
  • a personal statement addressed 'To whom it may concern' dated and signed
  • a Centrelink assistance statement (if applicable)
  • your 3 most recent payslips (if currently employed). If unemployed please upload a statement explaining your unemployment
  • your resume/CV
  • your UQ offer letter for the chosen program of studies.

You can also include:

  • award/degree certificates, but we will check the admissions records for documents provided while applying for a program of studies at UQ
  • references from employers, community organisations, academics or any other relevant group that wish to support your scholarship application. 

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider: 

  • academic performance
  • financial need
  • personal qualities
  • any other evidence which may be deemed relevant to your studies. 

What happens next

We'll email you to let you know when we've received your application. If you don't receive a confirmation email within 2 working days of submitting your application, contact us at

If you’re considered eligible, we’ll forward your application to a selection panel to review. If you’re successful, we'll notify you in writing.

About this scholarship

UQ is offering scholarships for students from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds. The Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarship demonstrates UQ’s commitment to championing diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity.

The scholarship is available to refugees residing in Australia who are on a Bridging Visa E, Temporary Protection Visa or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa. The scholarship will provide a full tuition fee waiver and an $8,000 annual living stipend to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs. 



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