As one of the top universities in Australia, the University of Queensland aims to provide an unparalleled study experience to international students. Presently, the university is the home to more than 5,000 students from 150+ countries. One of the biggest reasons for this impressive international enrollment stats is the University of Queensland scholarships. In 2018, the international student barometer recorded that UQ had 91% overall international student satisfaction rate, majorly because of its scholarship programs.
For academic session 2020, UQ is offering more than 300 scholarships at undergraduate, graduate, and research level programs students. Of these, international students are eligible for 200+ UQ scholarships, including the country-specific scholarships such as India Global Leaders, UQ Economic scholarships, etc.
While the University of Queensland scholarships are sufficient, international students can apply for various external scholarships too. The scholarship programs such as Australian awards scholarships, will not just cover the recipient's UQ tuition fee but will also cover the travel expenses and accommodation in Australia.
Internal Scholarships at the University of Queensland for International Students
As mentioned, international students are eligible for a wide range of the University of Queensland scholarships. The majority of these scholarships are categorized under UQ coursework scholarships and UQ research scholarships.
Due to this, various UQ scholarships for undergraduate programs are applicable for PG and visa versa. Internal scholarships at the University of Queensland for international students are awarded as tuition fee reductions. These scholarship awards range from AUD 2,000 to 50% tuition fee waivers.
Some of the University of Queensland scholarships for coursework programs are tabulated below:
|Scholarship||Level of Study||Benefits||Eligibility & Selection Criteria||Application|
|India Global leaders||Undergraduate/
|AUD 5,000- AUD 20,000||Indian residents; academic standing||Auto-consideration|
|UQ School of Economics Scholarship||Undergraduate||50% tuition fee||Academic merit; minimum 95% in Year 12 (Indian students)||Auto-consideration|
|Law Scholarships for International Students||Undergraduate/
|25% or 50% tuition fee||Academic achievements; leadership potential; references||Online application|
|HASS Scholarship for Excellence||Postgraduate||AUD 10,000 per year||Indian students; at least 60% in UG||Auto-consideration|
|UQ Future Students Undergraduate Scholarship for High Achievers- India||Undergraduate||AUD 10,000||Indian students; CBSE, ICSE grade 88% or above||auto-consideration|
|MBA Student Scholarship||Postgraduate||25% tuition-fee waiver||Academic merit; minimum 70% in UG (Indian students)||Online application|
|UQ Economics India Scholarship||Undergraduate/
|50% tuition fee waiver||Academic merit; at least 90% for UG and 65% for PG||Auto-consideration|
These scholarships are available for only undergraduate and graduate coursework programs at the University of Queensland. International students are also eligible for UQ doctoral program scholarships, mainly awarded by entering UQ faculty.
Some of the scholarships for doctoral students are:
- PhD Scholarship: Market Insights for Australian Native Foods
- Ceberal Palsy Alliance PhD Research Grant
- George Watson Fellowship
All these University of Queensland scholarships have their own requirements and application systems.
How to Apply for Scholarships at University of Queensland?
Majority of internal scholarships at University of Queensland are admission-based and do not require any additional application. Students just have to complete their applications before November 30 (Semester 1) and May 30 (Semester 2).
For the University of Queensland scholarships needing a separate application, candidates just have to complete and submit application form available at individual scholarship page.
However, international students are required to submit a set of student supporting documentation to apply for both admission and scholarships. This package includes:
- Personal statement, not more than 1000 words.
- An updated resume/CV
- English language requirements like IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- Evidence of academic, extracurricular and/or professional achievements
- One reference letter (in English)
- Academic transcripts
These documents are common for the University of Queensland scholarships which are application-based or admission-based.
External Scholarships at the University of Queensland for International Students
With an array of the University of Queensland Scholarships, there are several external scholarships awarded to international students.
Some of the external scholarships at the University of Queensland and offered to international students are tabulated below:
|Scholarship||Benefits||Eligibility & Selection Criteria||Application Deadline|
|Destination Australia||AUD 15,000 per year||Enrolling in UQ’s regional Gatton campus; fulfilling entry requirements of chosen UQ program||June 1, 2020|
|Fulbright Scholarships||varies||US students||July 6, 2020|
|Australian Awards Scholarship||Full tuition, living stipend, travel allowance, etc||Students of participating country (including India); completing admission requirements||NA|
|Royal Thai Government Scholarship||Full tuition and fees, living allowance||Entry in chosen UQ program||NA|
|Australian Government Research Training Program||Full tuition and fees, living allowance||International students from eligible country like India; fulfillment of entry requirements||N/A|
Application process and selection criteria for all external scholarships at the University of Queensland vary. International students planning to apply for these scholarships, to study in Australia and UQ, must verify each detail carefully.
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