UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study All levels of study
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value On the recommendation of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Senate will determine the value of scholarships awarded in any year.
Number awarded On the recommendation of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Academic), Senate will determine the number of scholarships awarded in any year
Opening date 3 August 2021
Closing date 31 October 2021


Established in 2008 and maintained by funds from donors and The University of Queensland, this scholarship is designed to encourage and support outstanding new and continuing students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their chosen sport.


You are eligible for the scholarship if you:

  1. are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and
  2. are a new or continuing student who is, or intends to be, enrolled at the required enrolment in a relevant program.

New Zealand citizens are not eligible for this scholarship unless they are Australian Permanent Residents.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

All applications are made online through the UQ Sport website – no written applications will be accepted.

For more information about the application process, contact UQ Sport.

Go to the UQ Sport website to apply

Selection criteria

The scholarships will be awarded, at the discretion of the selection committee, to the applicants showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  1. academic achievement in their secondary school studies or tertiary level studies to date or other post-secondary study; and
  2. leadership achievements and capabilities; and
  3. elite level sporting achievements in their chosen sport.


UQ Sport
(07) 3346 6243

Terms and conditions

Conditions for scholarship

The scholarship is tenable for one year and will be paid in two half-yearly instalments (or three equal instalments for UQ College students) subject to the recipient:

  1. maintaining the required enrolment in a relevant program; and
  2. maintaining satisfactory academic progress; and
  3. where relevant, membership and satisfactory performance with an appropriate UQ Sporting Club, as
  4. determined by the CEO, UQ Sport.

A recipient who fails to meet the requirements in 6(1) must show cause to the Chair of the selection committee why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

Deferring scholarships

Recipients who have been granted approval to defer their tertiary place may seek approval to defer their scholarship for up to 1 year. Where approval to defer a scholarship has been granted, the recipient must maintain a commitment to their chosen sport during the period of deferment.

Interruption of scholarship

Recipients may apply to interrupt their scholarship for a maximum of two semesters (or three trimesters for UQ College students) during the tenure of their scholarship in exceptional circumstances as considered relevant by the Committee.