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UQ Link Scholarships 2023/2024 – How to Apply

UQ Link Scholarship

UQ link scholarships for international students are currently available at Queensland University from 2022-2023. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and master’s studies. Scholarships worth up to $10,000 are available.

UQ offers scholarships for outstanding international students enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs in Science. Diversity and inclusion are essential values at UQ, and the university encourages applications from diverse candidates. Additionally, the Faculty of Science strives to maintain gender balance in its admissions process

Public research university located primarily in Brisbane, Australia, the University of Queensland (UQ) offers a range of academic programs. As Australia’s fifth oldest university, UQ was founded in 1909 by the state parliament. UQ is considered one of Australia’s top universities among the world’s most reputable universities.

About UQ Link Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship and who are undertaking tertiary studies for the first time.

 

Enrolment status
Future UQ student

Student type
Domestic

Study level
Undergraduate

Study area
All study areas

Scholarship focus
Financial hardship

Scholarship value
$3,000 per year, plus 5 entry rank adjustments

Scholarship duration
3 years

Number awarded
Unlimited

Eligibility

You’re eligible if you:

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  • are a citizen of Australia
  • are a permanent resident of Australia (including humanitarian visas)
  • are a citizen of New Zealand.

And you:

  • intend to enroll as a commencing student in any undergraduate or associate degree program in the year the scholarship is awarded, or after an approved deferral of up to 2 years
  • have not undertaken any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher
  • have demonstrated significant financial disadvantage through achieving maximum points for the ‘Financial Hardship’ category of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme.

UQ Link Scholarships

  1. Purpose
    The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide assistance to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship, and who are undertaking tertiary studies for the first time.
  2. Definitions
    In these rules –
    GPA means the result of applying the formula —
    ∑(GP)
    ∑(P)
    where G = the result in a course; and
    P = the unit value of that course.
    If a student is enrolled in a course but gets no result, G=0.
    Scholarship means the UQ link Scholarships
    Approved Program means any bachelor program at The University of Queensland.
    QTAC means Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.
  3. Value and duration of the Scholarship
    (1) The value of the Scholarship will be $3,000 each year for which it is held.
    (2) The maximum duration of the Scholarship is three years.
  4. Eligibility for Scholarship
    (1) An applicant is eligible for the award of a Scholarship in a year if the applicant—
    (a) will be a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Fee Policy;
    (b) intends to enroll as a commencing student at The University of Queensland in an Approved Program in the year of
    the award or after an approved deferral of up to two years;
    (c) has not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or above;
    (d) has not previously been awarded a UQ Link Scholarship and had the Scholarship terminated; and
    (e) has demonstrated significant financial disadvantage through achieving maximum points for the ‘Financial Hardship’
    category of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme prior to commencing studies at The University of Queensland.
  5. Award of scholarships
    The Scholarships shall be awarded to commencing students assessed by QTAC as being eligible for UQ Link Program,
    in accordance with the UQ Link eligibility criteria.
  6. Payment of Scholarships
    (1) In the first year of the Scholarship $500 of the total annual value of the Scholarship will be paid in the first week of study
    to help offset start-up costs, with the balance to be paid in two equal installments after census dates.
    (2) In years 2 and 3, the Scholarship will be paid in two equal installments after the census date (semester 1 and semester 2).
  7. Scholarship conditions
    1. The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to three years, subject to the recipient:
        1. continuing to be enrolled as a full-time student in an Approved Program; and
        2.  achieving an annual GPA of 4 or better.
    2. If the recipient fails to satisfy Rule 7.1, the recipient must show cause why the Scholarship should not be canceled.
    3. Scholarship recipients undertaking exchange studies or studying abroad will be eligible for receipt of Scholarship payments
      subject to:

      1. their studies being approved for credit towards their Approved Program at The University of Queensland;
      2. maintaining the equivalent of full-time enrolment; and
      3. maintaining an annual GPA of 4.
  8. Deferral of scholarship
    Scholarship recipients may apply to have their Scholarship deferred for up to two years only if approval to defer their tertiary place has been granted. Scholarship recipients who do not take up their tertiary place following an approved deferment shall have their Scholarship offer withdrawn.
  9. Interruption of Scholarship
    In exceptional circumstances only, Scholarship recipients may apply to interrupt their Scholarship for a maximum of one year where there are exceptional circumstances that prevent the student from enrolling or enrolling full-time.
  10. Termination of Scholarships
    The University will terminate a UQ link scholarship:

    1. if the recipient does not comply with the Scholarship conditions in section 7; or
    2. if the recipient does not resume study at the conclusion of an approved period of suspension; or
    3. if the student commits serious misconduct.

How to apply

You will be automatically assessed if you have completed the ‘Financial Hardship’ category within the Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

You will need to provide all of the required supporting documents and information.

For more information on how to apply please contact QTAC directly by following this link.

Selection criteria

QTAC will consider your application based on the following:

  • you, your parent/guardian, or your partner receive the maximum rate of a means and asset-tested Centrelink Income Support Payment
  • you participate in The Smith Family Learning for Life Program
  • your gross household income is below an institution-determined threshold.

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