Details of the scholarships and prizes available to UQ students, including those listed below, can be found on the UQ Scholarships website.

Further information specific to overseas study or exchange scholarships and prizes can be found on the UQ Abroad website, and also the Australian Government's 'World Class' website. Coursework students may also apply for the UQ Advantage Grant.

View 2016 Scholarship and Prize recipients

Undergraduate Prizes

Delegation of the European Union Language Excellence Prize

The prize of a Book Voucher to the value of $750 and a certificate is awarded to the Honours student, who achieved the highest academic results, in a major related to the Languages of the European Union; French, German or Spanish.


IML Language Prizes
 
Established in 2002 and maintained by an annual gift from the Institute of Modern Languages.
Each year the Institute of Modern Languages awards three $500 prizes to first year students of Spanish, Chinese and Korean, and a third year student of Indonesian. Prizes are awarded on the basis of grades in Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Indonesian. 
 

Nelles Family Prize in Memory of Thomas Hubert Nelles

This prize in memory of Thomas Hubert Nelles is funded through many gifts to the UQ Union that were subsequently passed to the University and also the support, and gifts from Thomas’ family. The prize will be awarded to the student enrolled in GRMN3020 who achieves the highest marks in the course. The prize will be awarded for a term of 5 years starting in 2015.


The Keith Leopold Prize

This prize was established in 1986, by former colleagues and students,  as a tribute to Professor Keith Leopold in recognition of the valuable services rendered by him in the teaching of German.
It is awarded annually to the student who shows the greatest proficiency in GRMN2130  Translation from German.


The Embassy of Spain Award

The prize was established in 2008 and is maintained by an annual donation from The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain in Australia.
Books to the value of $200 and a certificate are awarded to the student enrolled in a BA Honours in a Spanish-related research area who previously completed the BA pass program majoring in Spanish, with the highest overall marks in Spanish Language Studies.


The Nanette Gottlieb Japanese Language Prize

This prize was established in 2013 and funded by an endowment fund created by a gift from Professor Nanette Gottlieb and further subscriptions from the University’s Japanese language community. The prize will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program, showing the greatest proficiency in stream A Japanese, having completed 1st year stream A Japanese and enrolled in 2nd year stream A Japanese.

Undergraduate Scholarships

New Colombo Plan Scholarship and Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan provides ​grants to support students undertaking semester-based study, short-term study, practicums, clinical placements, internships/mentorships and short-term research activities in the Indo-Pacific region.

There are two NCP programs: Scholarships and Mobility.

Scholarships are available to individual students.
More information on the Scholarship Program is available on the UQ Scholarships information page, the UQ Global Engagment page, and on the UQ Abroad scholarships page.

Applications for the NCP Mobility Program must be made by staff for a group of students and submitted to UQ Global Engagement.


Language Teaching Travel Scholarship

This Scholarship was established in 2013 for the purpose of encouraging and assisting meritorious students who plan to be future teachers of a language other than English. The scholarship will assist students who participate in the UQ Abroad Program at an official UQ partner university in a country where their target language is the predominant language. One Scholarship per semester will be awarded in 2018, to the students who demonstrate academic achievement in their language courses, and interest in teaching into their target language and culture, and personal qualities including leadership potential.

More information, and the application form, is here.


Westpac Bicentennial Foundation scholarships

  • The Asian Exchange Scholarship is for current undergraduates to go on exchange to Asia. $10,000. 
  • Their Future Leaders Scholarship is open to students who completed their undergraduate degree within the last five years or are just about to graduate. 
    This is for Masters or PhD studies at one of nine Australian universities, UQ being one of them. 

For more information, please visit http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/


Mary Alison Miles Munro Scholarships

This scholarship was founded in 1936 by pecuniary gifts from Mr Simon Edwin Munro, Mrs Helena Mary Whitehouse and Mrs Jessie Hamon, in memory of Mrs Mary Alison Miles Munro. Two scholarships are awarded each year to students of the Bachelor of Arts on the basis of proficiency shown in the first two semesters of a modern foreign language.   


The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland Scholarship Asia Pacific 

To encourage and support Australian students at Queensland Universities to undertake study in the Asia Pacific region.
$2000 annually to support approved educational activity.

More information


Chinese

Chinese Government Scholarships

Chinese Government Scholarships for Study in China are offered by the Chinese Ministry of Education, and administered by the China Scholarship Council.

Confucius Institute Scholarship

Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) offers a “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to study Chinese in China. Organised by the Confucius Institute at UQ in collaboration with UQ faculties, UQ Research Internship Study Tour to China is based at partnering institution in Tianjin University. The program entails a four-week research internship study tour of China including language tuition and cultural activities.

Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
 
These Scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan and provide Australian students with opportunities to study Chinese in Taiwan and increase the understanding of Taiwanese culture and society as well as to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Australia and Taiwan. 

French

French Government Assistantships

The French Government offers a number of awards to Australian teachers of French, or final year students who propose teaching French in the future. Students take up positions as Assistant(e) in French High Schools for eight months from 1 October each year. A living allowance and assistance with accommodation and medical expenses are provided.

Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant 

Nicolas Baudin grants are travel grants designed to encourage Australian students to study for a semester or a full academic year in France. This travel Grant from the Embassy of France is worth $2,300. Further information is available here.
For a complete list of French Embassy grants for postgraduate study in France, visit here


German

The GM Bonnin Memorial Scholarship 

This Prize was established in 1975 as a memorial to the late Dr G.M. Bonnin, by his former colleagues, students and friends. Two scholarships are awarded annually to one day and one evening student with the best results in Introductory German Language 2.

The Karl and Frieda Reber Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1962 by a legacy from Mrs Hilda Maria Reber, who died in 1958. It is awarded annually to the student who, in completing the requirements for the degree, showed the greatest proficiency in level 3 German courses and is proceeding to the Honours program in German Language and Literature as a full-time student.

If in any year there is no student of sufficient merit for an award under rule 1, the scholarship shall be awarded to the full time student in the advanced stream who has shown the greatest proficiency in their second year courses (GRMN3010 and GRMN3020) and who enrols in third year courses both semesters in the following year (GRMN3110 and GRMN3120). The scholarship may be terminated by the senate if in its opinion the scholar is not satisfactorily pursuing the relevant course.

DAAD -- Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs at the University of Freiburg

Scholarships for the 8-week course at the University of Freiburg are available to students who are in their second (or later) year of study.  Interested students should contact the coordinator of the German program.


Japanese

Brisbane Homestay Komazawa Bursary

Established in 1994 and maintained by the income from a fund donated by the Brisbane-Japan Homestay and Friendship Association.
This bursary is awarded annually to enable a student of the University to attend Komazawa University, Japan on a study or exchange program. The Bursary is open to students who have completed at least #4 of Japanese courses in the University.
For study in Japan for Australian citizens aged over 18 in third or later years specialising in Japanese language or culture.

Download the application form.


Korean

KAIST International Summer School Scholarships

Scholarships are available to UQ students who wish to participate in a short-term global experience to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in July 2016.
These scholarships are available to eligible students studying Korean language, and are worth $3000 each.


Spanish

The Queensland Government and The University of Queensland Spanish Language Travel Scholarship

The prize was established in 2011 and is maintained by a gift from the Queensland Government, UQ International and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The scholarship to the value of $2,000 is made available for the purpose of encouraging students undertaking a Spanish language major to participate in the UQ Abroad Program at an official UQ partner university in a Spanish speaking country.

More information, and the application form, is here.

Honours Scholarships

Honours Scholarships

The Kate McNaughton of Roma Scholarship 

This scholarship was founded in 1931 by gifts under the will of Duncan McNaughton, of Roma.
Two scholarships are awarded to students about to enter the final year of their first Honours degree course within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. They are awarded on the basis of merit and general suitability.   


French

The Mabel Pingel Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1991 by a gift from Mrs Mabel Barnett, nee Pingel, who graduated from the University in 1935.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has finished the Bachelor of Arts degree and who is starting an honours degree in French. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The G.M. Grassie Memorial Prize

This prize was established in 1984 by a gift from Dr and Mrs M.C. Grassie and Dr S.L. Grassie in memory of Graeme, their son and brother.
It is available to students enrolling in an appropriate program of study leading to a PhD or MA after having completed a BA with honours or its equivalent in French Studies from this University. If no eligible students enrol in an appropriate PhD or MA program, the prize is to be awarded to the student completing the BA (Honours) program in French studies who achieves the highest GPA in his or her honours year.

Postgraduate Prizes and Awards

The G.M. Grassie Memorial Prize

This prize was established in 1984 by a gift from Dr and Mrs M.C. Grassie and Dr S.L. Grassie in memory of Graeme, their son and brother. It is available to students enrolling in an appropriate program of study leading to a PhD or MA after having completed a BA with honours or its equivalent in French Studies from this University. If no eligible students enrol in an appropriate PhD or MA program, the prize is to be awarded to the student completing the BA (Honours) program in French studies who achieves the highest GPA in his or her honours year.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Kathleen Campbell-Brown Scholarship  

This scholarship was established in 2011 and is maintained by a bequest from Leslie Campbell-Brown. This is a top-up scholarship, open to research higher degree candidates in the field of French studies. Scholarship holders are encouraged to incorporate research-related travel into their research plan.  Candidates must also have at least 1 supervisor from the School of Languages and Cultures. Guidelines of the Scholarship and the application form are available here.


Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 

Scholarships are available to Masters and PhD students for short-term research, long-term research and long-term study.


Westpac Bicentennial Foundation scholarships

Their Future Leaders Scholarship is open to students who completed their undergraduate degree within the last five years or are just about to graduate.  This is for Masters or PhD studies at one of nine Australian universities, UQ being one of them.

For more information, please visit http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/


French

"Eiffel" postgraduate scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships in the following fields: engineering, law, political sciences, economy, management. The application is filed by the French university on the behalf of the foreign student. For further information click here.

"Eiffel" doctoral scholarships

PhD scholarships in the following fields: Sciences (engineering sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano- and bio-technology, earth and environmental sciences, information and communication sciences and technology); Economics and management; Law and political sciences. The PhD must be awarded through a joint supervision or a co-tutorshiip with a foreign higher education institution partner. 
For more information click here.


German

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

These scholarships provide for at least one year's study at a German University. Up to seventeen scholarships are awarded annually for the whole of Australia. A number of these always go to Queensland graduates from all faculties. The scholarships are normally awarded to recent Honours graduates or to students enrolled in German Studies Honours (IV).

Goethe Institut Scholarship for Dip.Ed. Students

Scholarships are now also on offer for undergraduate students enrolled in Dip.Ed. and German who intend to become teachers of German. The scholarships consist of a two-month language and cultural studies course at one of the Goethe Institutes in Germany, fares to Europe, accommodation and a small living allowance.

Goethe Institut Scholarships for Teachers of German

In most years the Goethe Institute offers at least five scholarships to enable Queensland teachers of German to spend a long vacation in Germany. The scholarships are normally awarded to graduates (Pass or Honours) who have been teaching German for at least five years.

Swiss and Austrian Government Scholarships

Scholarships are also offered from time to time for study at a University in German-speaking Switzerland and/or Austria, (usually Zurich or Graz). Information and application via the International Education Office, University of Queensland.