UQ Residential Scholarships

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value Variable
Scholarship duration Variable
Number awarded Variable
Opening date 9 November 2021
Closing date 15 January 2022

Description

The purpose of the UQ Residential Scholarships is to assist students with financial hardship to study at The University of Queensland. The Scholarships are paid as a reduction in the residential fees payable to an Approved Accommodation Provider.

The Named Scholarships offered under the UQ Residential Scholarship scheme are:

JD Adams Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2018 through a bequest to the University under the will of John Dugald Adams, a long time donor and a Bachelor of Commerce graduate of this University from 1961, who died in 2017.

  • Number awarded: up to 12 scholarships may be held in tenure in any year, unless additional funds are available
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value: $10,000/year for up to 3 years.
  • Accommodation Provider:  any on-campus provider of student accommodation at a UQ campus.

Duchesne College Residential Scholarship

Established in 2021 by Duchesne College, under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative, the annual distributions of the endowment support students experiencing financial hardship with the cost of residential fees at Duchesne College.

  • Number awarded: up to 4 Scholarships may be awarded each year.
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value: $5,000/year for minimum program completion time.

O’Dwyer Family Duchesne College Residential Scholarship

Established in 2021 by Patrick and Kate O'Dwyer, under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative, the annual distributions of the endowment support students experiencing financial hardship with the cost of residential fees at Duchesne College.

  • Number awarded: one Scholarship may be awarded each year as tenure becomes vacant.
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value: $5,000/year for minimum program completion time.

Colin and Betty Elworthy King's College Residential Scholarship

Established in 2021 by King's College under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund.

  • Number awarded: up to 5 Scholarships may be awarded each year.
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value: $4,500 minimum for 1 year.

Nev Ducat Regional Queensland Engineering Scholarship

This Scholarship is made possible through a gift from Emmanuel College to honour the generosity of Nev Ducat, Emmanuel College and UQ alumnus.  Nev himself was the recipient of a cadetship which directly enabled him to reside at Emmanuel College and to study Electrical Engineering at UQ. Nev has the desire that his gift be used to similarly create opportunities for students in that field; a field which he acknowledges has provided him with a rewarding and satisfying professional career.

  • Number awarded: one Scholarship may be awarded as tenure becomes vacant, unless additional funds are available.
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value:  the cost of residency at Emmanuel College for minimum program completion time.

St Leo's College Residential Scholarship

St Leo's College has agreed to donate funds to establish the St. Leo's College Residential Scholarships to support UQ students residing at St Leo's College who have demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership and are facing financial hardship.

  • Number awarded: one Scholarship may be awarded each year as tenure becomes vacant.
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value: $4,500 minimum/year for up to 3 years.

Eligibility

An applicant is eligible for a Scholarship in this scheme, if the applicant—

  • applies by the closing date for applications; and
  • is or will be a domestic student in the year of award in accordance with the University’s Fee Policy; and
  • is enrolled, or intends to enrol in a Bachelor program in the year of the award; and
  • can demonstrate financial hardship; and
  • meets any additional eligibility requirements for Named Scholarships as specified in Addendum 1 of the rules.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Download a copy of the Scholarship Rules for reference to assist you whilst completing your application.

Applications open for the 2022 UQ Residential Scholarships and 33rd UQ Senate Create Change Residential Scholarship.  Applicants only need to complete and submit ONE application to be considered for these awards.

PLEASE READ the below application information.

Before you commence your scholarship application:

  • Obtain your QTAC reference number. The reference number will be issued after you have lodged your QTAC application online, and will be 9 numbers long beginning with a '32' (or a '31' if you are a gap year student who applied to QTAC for 2021)
  • Obtain relevant supporting documentation – you may be required to evidence financial circumstances, regional/rural/remote residency, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, and community service/leadership achievements.

The Application Link on this page will take you to the Application Portal. You will need to Register if you do not already have a Survey Monkey Apply login.  

Select the Residential Scholarships program and commence the Application Form.

The questions in the application form are designed to cover the relevant eligibility and selection criteria for each scholarship on offer. You will be considered for the relevant scholarships in accordance with your responses to the relevant questions.

Complete questions relevant to you, uploading supporting documentation where applicable.

  • You can exit your application form at any time by using ‘Save and Continue Editing’ and 'Back to Application' in your task box. This will allow you to return directly to the form when you next log in.
  • Once you ‘Mark as Complete’, you can still return to your form, but you will need to choose Edit from the Options icon (…) in the top right hand corner to make additions/changes.  
  • Majority of questions are mandatory.  If you do not have your supporting documentation for a mandatory question, clear your answer, Save and Continue Editing so you can exit and return to amend your answer to enable upload of supporting documentation.

When you have finalised your application, Mark as Complete, having completed the application form and uploaded all required supporting documentation. Submit your application by the due date. Please note, you will be unable to edit your application yourself once it has been Submitted.  

You will receive a confirmation email when your application is successfully submitted. Note: this email may be issued to your Spam or Junk folder.  Contact the Scholarships Office at ugscholarships@uq.edu.au if you do not receive a confirmation email within two working days of submitting your application, or if you require assistance with your application, or if you require your submitted application to be re-opened for further editing.

Selection criteria

Each Named Scholarship will be awarded to the applicants showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by the selection criteria for that Named Scholarship as specified in Addendum 1 of the rules.

Scholarship rules

Contact

Scholarships Office
07 3365 7113