4. Costs

To minimise the cost to families, the UQ Young Scholars Program has been heavily subsidised by The University of Queensland.

The Program cost of $615 (inclusive of GST), includes all activities, meals and accommodation (four nights in total) for the residential camp.


Transportation to and from UQ St Lucia for the residential camp is the responsibility of parents/guardians.

Fee waivers and travel bursaries will be available to assist students who would not otherwise be able to participate.  Evidence of financial hardship, including supporting documentation, must be supplied as part of the Student Application.  This may include the following:

  • current Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, or other Centrelink statement,
  • parents' most recent ATO assessments,
  • a supporting statement from an appropriate referee (eg. school principal, school counsellor, religious leader), indicating his or her knowledge of your financial hardship, and/or
  • any other documentation that you believe supports your claim of financial hardship.

Please note, all fee waiver and travel bursary applications will be assessed by the Selection Committee in accordance with the financial hardship criteria.  If successful for the Program, students will then be notified of the outcome of their fee waiver and/or travel bursary application.