Applying for elite athlete status

UQ is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as an Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) which means that UQ supports the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Guiding Principles for Implementation of the National Network of Elite Athlete Friendly Universities. This is captured in the Programs and Assessment for Elite Athletes Policy.

Elite Athlete Status allows elite-student athletes access to reasonable adjustments throughout the semester to manage their pursuits in academic and sporting excellence. It also allows students access to additional support and academic liaison through the UQ Sport Academy.  

To be considered for Elite Athlete Status you will need to be identified and recognised, or be a member of one of the following organisations:

To request Elite Athlete Status you will need to have supporting documentation in the form of a letter (including official letterheads and signatures) from one of the above organisations verifying your status. Please note this must be in PDF format.

If you're a student who falls outside the standard definition of elite athlete as set out in section 2 of the Policy, you may apply in writing for consideration to the Academic Registrar, together with supporting documentation.

All supporting documentation letters (PDF) will need to include the team you are selected in and relevant competition and training dates for the semester.

Please note elite athlete status is granted on a semester basis only.

All applications need to be addressed to the Academic Registrar and sent to studentadmin@uq.edu.au

For more information about how to apply for elite athlete status take a look at the Elite Athlete Policy and Applying for Elite Athlete Status Guide

If you require further assistance please contact the Elite Athlete Personal Development Advisor at the UQ Sport Academy: sportscholarship@uqsport.com.au.

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