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Wheatley Bursary

Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Study area
Arts, humanities and social sciences
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence, Financial hardship
Scholarship value
At least $8,000
Scholarship duration
1 year
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
4 March 2024
Applications close
28 April 2024


You're eligible if you:

  • are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or a dual program, with a major or extended major in political science and/or public policy
  • have gained credit for 16 to 24 units in an approved program, with at least 4 of these units being in a relevant field in a prior semester
  • are 20-years-old, or older, from 1 January 2024.

How to apply

Apply using the online application form.

You will need:

  • evidence of your studies to date
  • demonstrated financial need

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • your financial need
  • your academic achievements in the program to date
  • any other evidence that may be considered relevant by the selection committee.

What happens next

We’ll email you to let you know when we've received your application. If you have not received an email within 2 days of applying, email us at

If you’re considered eligible, we’ll forward your application to a selection panel to review.

If you’re successful, we will notify you in writing.

About this scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 and is maintained from the income of a bequest from the late Marcelle Walden.