University of Queensland Academic Scholarships in Australia, 2018

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The University of Queensland is offering scholarships for Australian and international students who are completing or have completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia. These scholarships encourage and support outstanding students who aspire to undertake a program of study for a coursework degree in 2018.

UQ’s Academic Scholarship program aims to reward the achievements of outstanding school leavers and gap year students.

Ranked in the world’s top 50, the University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ’s world-class campuses facilitate the best teaching practices and optimal learning experiences.

Applicants must at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and any subsequent postgraduate coursework study at the University of Queensland.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the university.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 150 scholarships are offered each year, including up to 50 Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships, 50 Excellence Scholarships and 50 Merit Scholarships.

Scholarship Award:

  • UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships: The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships is valued at $12,000 a year payable for up to 5 years, conditional on students meeting ongoing eligibility as specified in the scholarship rules.
  • UQ Excellence Scholarships: The UQ Excellence Scholarships is valued at $6,000 a year payable for up to 4 years, conditional on students meeting ongoing eligibility as specified in the scholarship rules.
  • UQ Merit Scholarships: The UQ Merit Scholarships is valued at $6,000 for the first year of study only, conditional on students meeting ongoing eligibility as specified in the scholarship rules.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: Academic scholarships are open to Year 12 and gap year students who:

  • are Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders; or
  • are Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand citizens, or international students who are completing or have completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia;

AND

  • have NOT completed any previous tertiary study other than that undertaken as part of Year 11-12 studies (eg. Enhanced Studies Program); and
  • have applied for a tertiary place through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC); and
  • are intending to enrol as a full-time student in an undergraduate program at The University of Queensland in 2017 (or 2018 if they are deferring their tertiary place); and
  • have UQ listed as their 1st or 2nd QTAC preference.

Nationality: Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand citizens, or international students who are completing or have completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The Academic Scholarships available for award are:

UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants achieving at the very top of the OP1 band or equivalent who aspire to undertake a program of study for a coursework degree at the University of Queensland.

UQ Excellence Scholarships are awarded to OP 1 applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic, leadership and/or community service achievements during their senior secondary studies who aspire to study at the University of Queensland

UQ Merit Scholarships are awarded to high academic achievers across a range of study areas who demonstrate significant leadership and/or community services who are commencing the first year of a bachelor’s degree at the University of Queensland.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants must at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements.

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How to Apply:

Before you apply, you will need to apply to QTAC to receive your reference number. Your QTAC number is the reference number which you receive after you have lodged your QTAC application online. Your QTAC number will begin with a ’18’ (or a ’17’ if you are a gap year student who applied through QTAC in 2017). Once you have your QTAC reference number, your can begin your UQ Academic Scholarship application:

Step 1: Online Eligibility and Application Form

Applicants only need to complete and submit ONE application to be considered for the three Academic Scholarships on offer.

  • Go to the ‘Online Application Form’ link below and create a user profile.

Please note:

-It is not recommended to use your secondary school email address;

-Please use the same personal details as your QTAC application;

-If you applied for Enhanced Studies Program in 2017 at UQ you may already have a user profile to use.

  • On your Profile page, choose Programs and select Academic Scholarships 2018.
  • To commence your application, complete the Eligibility form to ensure you are eligible to apply for a UQ Academic Scholarship.
  • If you are eligible to apply, the Application form can then be commenced. You can ‘Save’ the form and return to it as many times as you please, by choosing the ‘Edit’ button. Do not ‘Submit’ your application unless you are sure you have nothing further to add to it.
  • Please answer all the questions on page 1 of the Application Form.

Please ensure you use the same details as you have used in your QTAC application in the personal and contact details sections.

  • You can indicate up to 10 of your best achievements, achieved in years 11 & 12, in the academic, leadership and community service sections on pages 2-4.  A drop down list in each section may already have the achievement listed, otherwise choose ‘Other’ and use the free form text box to add your achievement.

Please note, you will be required to provide supporting documentation to evidence ALL your listed achievements.

  • Check the boxes applicable to you on page 5.
  • Check the box on page 6 after you have read the Privacy Policy and Applicant Declaration.
  • Upload supporting documentation in the Upload Documents sections relevant to your listed achievements. (Refer section 2 below)
  • When you are ready to finalise your application, having completed the application form and uploaded ALL supporting documentation, click the ‘SUBMIT’ link.

Please note, the application form cannot be edited once it has been Submitted.  (Up until you are ready to Submit, you can ‘Save’ the form and return to it at any time)

  • The Online Application Form and all supporting documentation for 2018 Academic Scholarships must be submitted by midnight on 31 October 2017.  Late applications will NOT be considered.
  • Once your application has been submitted you will receive an email as part of your application process to confirm that your Online Application Form has been successfully submitted. Please contact the Student Fees and Scholarships Office at [email protected] if you haven’t received your confirmation email within two working days of submitting your application.

Step 2: Supporting Documentation/Evidence

Once you have completed the online application form, you will be required to upload documentation to support the academic, leadership and community service achievements that you listed in those sections on your application form. All documentation must be uploaded before your application is considered complete – you must upload documentation prior to submitting your application as documentation cannot be added once you have submitted.

Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered. Hard copies of documents are not required at this stage of the process, however verification of documents (originals) may be requested at any future stage.

Online Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2017.

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