The UQ Graduate School manages a number of scholarship schemes that provide financial support for tuition fees, living costs and travel which enables you to focus on your research.

Fees and costs

You can apply at any time for admission to research higher degree programs. However, candidates who wish to be considered for a UQ Graduate School tuition fee and/or living allowance shoul apply in the scholarship application period. To ensure that your applications are carefully considered by the School/Institute you are applying to we recommend you apply on the application open date.  

Scholarships for future HDR students   Scholarships for current HDR students

Scholarship round dates

2020 Round 1 RQ1 or RQ2, 2020 start
International Domestic
Applications due (submit your application online *)
If you have pending documentation, such as Honours or English tests, please still apply by this date with information on when those results will be available. We will advise you if it is possible to consider your application in the round, but if they are still outstanding 2 weeks past the application due date we may not be able to progress your application. 
28 June 2019 29 Sep 2019
Outcomes 25 Oct 2019 18 Dec 2019
Acceptances due 11 Nov 2019 24 Dec 2019

2020 Round 2 

This round is limited to

  • Domestic applicants, and 
  • International applicants who are currently in the final semester of study at UQ.

All other International applicants must apply in Round 1, 2021.

RQ3 or RQ4, 2020 start   

Applications Open (submit your application online)

If you have pending documentation, such as Honours or English tests, please still apply with information on when those results will be available. We will advise you if it is possible to consider your application in the round.

6 March 2020

Applications Close

To increase your chances of being considered for the scholarship round we recommend you apply on, or soon after the opening date.

27 March 2020

Outcomes from this date (1 week period)*

19 June 2020

Acceptances due

30 June 2020

*Current UQ students applying, who have not yet received their final results from their coursework programs, will not receive offers until after results from that semester have been published.

2021 Round 1

RQ1 or RQ2, 2021 start

International

Domestic

Applications Open (submit your application online)

If you have pending documentation, such as Honours or English tests, please still apply with information on when those results will be available. We will advise you if it is possible to consider your application in the round.

27 June 2020

7 Sept 2020

Applications Close

To increase your chances of being considered for the scholarship round we recommend you apply on, or soon after the opening date.

18 July 2020

28 Sept 2020

Outcomes from this date (1 week period)*

28 Oct 2020

18 Dec 2020

Acceptances due

11 Nov 2020

30 Dec 2020

*Current UQ students applying, who have not yet received their final results from their coursework programs, will not receive offers until after results from that semester have been published.

UQ scholarships