A unique and inspiring opportunity for high achieving secondary school students

Following recent communications from the Government around COVID-19, the University is currently reviewing best practice to manage the health and wellbeing of our staff and the community we engage with.

During this time, the 2020 Young Scholars Program is currently under review. More information will be released in the coming months.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Please continue to check this page for regular updates.

About the program

Designed to nurture and develop our future leaders, the Young Scholars Program presents year 11 students with an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment and is centred around igniting young change-makers’ passions for leadership, academic achievement and community development in today’s global society.

Student testimonials

"UQ Young Scholars was an amazing experience! The program gave me a personal insight into life at university, allowed me to connect with like-minded students from all around Australia and ultimately helped me decide what I wanted to study once I graduated. I am so thankful that I was able to take part in Young Scholars and would definitely recommend the program to other students!"

Sophie Watson, The Gap State High School

Charles Pidgeon

“UQ YSP was a truly rewarding experience which greatly eased my transition into studying at UQ. It was inspiring to be part of such a great network of people, many of whom I still see around campus today!”

Charles Pidgeon, Brisbane Boys College

Have questions or want more information?


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