Yancoal Mining Engineering Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $7,500
Scholarship duration One year
Number awarded One scholarship for a second year student and one scholarship for a third year student may be awarded each year
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 13 March 2022


The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support second or third year engineering students at The University of Queensland.



An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant:

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications;
  • is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program and has completed at least 12 units at The University of Queensland, but not more than 43 units towards an Approved Program;
  • demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in the mining industry; and
  • does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

Additional benefits

Yancoal may offer the recipient one or more of the following opportunities;

  • career mentoring;
  • ambassadorial roles; and
  • vacation employment at any Yancoal site for any duration in which the recipient holds the Scholarship, determined by Yancoal in consultation with the recipient.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submitan application by using the online form by the due date.

Selection criteria

(1) For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising:

  • the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee;
  • at least one member of the University's academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering; and
  • one representative from Yancoal,
  • with University staff comprising the majority.

(2) The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • academic achievement in courses undertaken in the Approved Program
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the mining engineering profession.

(3) Preference may be given to applicants who are (in order of preference): -

(i) studying in a civil engineering field of study or mining engineering or mining and geotechnical engineering disciplines.
(ii) previous recipients of the Scholarship who continue to be enrolled in the Approved Program.

(4) The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

Scholarship rules


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
(+61) 7 3365 4191

Terms and conditions

1. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for up to one year, subject to:

  • maintaining full-time enrolment in an approved program;
  • achieving a minimum GPA of at least 5 and passing all courses for which they are enrolled in the first semester in which the Scholarship is held;
  • conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of Yancoal and its employees and representatives; and
  • not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

2. If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 7(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

3. The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

Termination of scholarship

The University may terminate a Scholarship:

  • if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the Associate Dean as provided for in rule 7(2);
  • once the maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed;
  • if the recipient interrupts or suspends their study; or
  • if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules:

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.

Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

Scholarship means the Yancoal Mining Engineering Scholarship.