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UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

UQ Academic Scholarship Program
Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Study area
All study areas
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence
Scholarship value
$12,000 per year
Scholarship duration
Up to 5 years
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
7 August 2023
Applications close
24 November 2023

This scholarship is part of the UQ Academic Scholarship Program. You only need to submit one application to be considered for all 3 scholarships. 

See all scholarships in this program.


You're eligible if you:

  • achieved a minimum ATAR of 99.90 (or equivalent)
  • completed Year 12 in 2023 or 2022 (if you’re on a gap year).

And either of the below:

  • Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder; or
  • Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, or international student who is completing or has completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia.

And you:

  • have not completed any previous tertiary study other than as part of your Year 11–12 studies (e.g. Enhanced Studies Program)
  • have applied for a tertiary place through QTAC and have UQ listed as your 1st QTAC preference as at 18 December 2023
  • are intending to enrol as a full-time student in a UQ undergraduate program in 2024 (or 2025 if deferring your tertiary place).

How to apply

Apply via the UQ application portal. You can save your application and come back to it at any time.

You'll need:

  • your QTAC Application number
  • evidence of your most outstanding achievements from Years 11 and 12 in the areas of leadership and community service.

You only need to submit one application to be considered for all scholarships under the UQ Academic Scholarships Program.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • outstanding academic achievements as determined by the selection panel

What happens next

We’ll email you to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not received an email within 2 days of applying, please email us at

A selection panel will review eligible applications. If you are successful, we’ll notify you in writing.

About this scholarship

UQ Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is part of the UQ Academic Scholarship program. The scholarship was established in 2009 and is maintained by funds from The University of Queensland and donors.