5. Eligibility and Selection

Entry into the UQ Young Scholars Program is by competitive selection and an application does not a guarantee of a place in the program.

To ensure diversity and to allow each student to make his/her special contribution, UQ will select nominees from a wide range of schools, backgrounds and interest areas.

To be eligible for selection, an applicant must be:

  • enrolled in Year 11 at a Queensland secondary school,
  • OP eligible or undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB), and
  • intending to pursue university studies on completion of Year 12

Students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.  Fee waiver and travel bursaries are available to assist students who otherwise would not be able to participate in the program.

Selection will be based on:

  • Academic excellence,
  • Leadership achievements, and/or
  • Significant contribution to their school or community.

2017 applications are now closed