UQ Swimming Scholarships


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $4500
Number awarded Varies

Scholarship description

The scholarship is to encourage and support outstanding new students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in swimming to combine tertiary education with high-performance sport.


You are eligible for the scholarship if you:

  1. submit an application by the closing date for applications; and
  2. are a domestic student; and
  3. intend to enrol as a commencing student at The University of Queensland in an approved program in the relevant year; and
  4. haven't completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher.

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

For the selection process, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor must establish a selection committee, comprising:

  1. the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, or nominee, as Chair of the committee; and
  2. a member of the Unviersity's academic staff appointed by the chair; and
  3. the CEO, UQ Sport or nominee; and
  4. any other representatives as determined by the Chair, with university staff comprising the majority.

The scholarships will be awarded to the applicant showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  1. academic achievement in Years 11 and 12; and
  2. elite level sporting achievements in swimming; and
  3. leadership achievements and capabilities; and
  4. need for support.


UQ Sport
(07) 3346 6243

Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the scholarship for one year subject to the recipient:

  1. ​maintaining the Required Enrolment in an Approved Program; and
  2. maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in their first semester.

The scholarship may not be deferred.

The recipient must actively contribute to supporting the scholarship and the university by:

  1. ​maintaining membership and satisfactory performance with the UQ Swimming Club and relevant UQ Sport competitive swimming program, as determined by the CEO, UQ Sport; and
  2. competing for UQ at intervarsity competition wherever possible.

A recipient who fails to meet the requirements in 6(1), 6(2) and 6(3) must show cause to the Chair of the selection committee why the scholarship should not be cancelled.


Approved Program means an undergraduate coursework program.