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Scholarships for new students

The 1966 Golden Reunion Scholarship (Medicine)

The scholarship was established in 2016 with the funds raised and donated by the members of the UQ Medicine Class of 1966 following their 50th Golden Reunion. The idea originated with, and the fundraising effort was managed by the Reunion Organising Committee with leadership assistance from Dr Don Perry-Keene.

1 Purpose

The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance the educational experience of a UQ Medicine student who is academically worthy and can demonstrate financial need.

2 Definitions

In these Rules –

  • Dean means the Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine;
  • relevant program means the Doctor of Medicine program;
  • scholarship means the 1966 Golden Reunion Scholarship.

3 Award and value of scholarship

This scholarship is intended to be a one-off, one-time award to one student in the amount of $15,000 - $20,000 (depending on how much is raised by 28 February 2017). The award is to be split and paid in two instalments; one payment per semester (1 and 2) in the year the scholarship is awarded.

4 Eligibility for award

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

  1. submits an application to the Medical Dean, by the closing date for applications; and
  2. is a full-time UQ Medicine year 1 student who hasn’t previously accepted or received a scholarship from UQ or any other education institution;
  3. is an Australian domestic student in receipt of a Commonwealth supported place within the meaning of the Fee Rules; and
  4. is enrolled in the relevant program; and
  5. can provide documentary evidence of financial need.

5 Selection of award

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

(a) the Medical Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and

(b) one academic staff member who is currently teaching in the MD program; and

(c) one member of the Class of Medicine of 1966.

(2) The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit, as demonstrated by –

(a) evidence of financial need; and

(b) personal qualities; and

(c) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the profession of medicine.

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

6 Conditions for scholarship

1. The recipient may hold the scholarship for 1 year, subject to the recipient –

  1. continuing to be enrolled full-time in the program; and
  2. achieving a GPA of at least 4 in semester 1 in the year in which the scholarship is held.

2. If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Medical Dean, why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

Applications close on 24th February 2017.

Bashford/Sinnott Family Doctor of Medicine Scholarship 2017

This scholarship is awarded to an MD student entering the program in 2017 who shows the greatest merit based on financial need, academic achievement and personal qualities.

The scholarship is held for two years and provides approximately $5000 per year.

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by -

  1. financial need; and
  2. academic achievement in the relevant entry program as required by the entry requirements of the MD program; and
  3. personal qualities including leadership potential; and
  4. participation in community activities such as social projects, team sport or voluntary community work; and
  5. other evidence as may be deemed relevant by the selection committee to the applicant's future success in the medical profession.

Note: Per the current rules, this scholarship is NOT available to NZ citizens.

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Closed for application

UQ Medicine Research Scholarships

Scholarships for international students

There are a variety of scholarship options for international students which can offer financial support during your studies. Many international undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Queensland are funded by scholarships from their home governments or other funding bodies. Some UQ faculties and schools may offer scholarships to international students. Please contact the faculty or school in the area of your interest, or check their websites for more information. For further information regarding the available scholarships please consult the UQ Scholarships website here.

UQ Employability Grant

The UQ Employability Grant scheme has been designed to promote student mobility and to encourage participation in a wide-range of co-curricular and related activities which enhance students' academic and career development. The Grants offer financial support to subsidise UQ students' involvement in activities which will enrich their studies and university experience.