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For eligibility information, please visit The University of Queensland’s Scholarships page.
The total number of Sporting Scholarships to be awarded is determined annually. You can view the current list of recipients by visiting The University of Queensland’s Scholarships page.
Durations vary from Scholarship-to-Scholarship. For more information, please visit The University of Queensland’s Scholarships page.
For information on Scholarship values, and other in kind support, please visit The University of Queensland’s Scholarships page.
Sporting Scholarship applications are open to all sports. Preference may be made to students who are members of, or intend to join, a UQ Sporting Club.
Yes. Joining and representing a UQ Sporting Club is conditional only when applicable.
No. All UQ Sporting Scholarship applications must be submitted via the online application form. Any supporting documentation must be submitted electronically with your online application.
Please email us any amendments to your personal information.
Some Sporting Scholarships are designed to support student-athletes with financial hardship. These Scholarships will request applicants provide evidence of financial hardship.
Financial hardship is assessed through requested supporting documentation, including an ATO Notice of Assessment from the most recent financial year. If the applicant is dependent on parent/s or guardian/s, an ATO Notice of Assessment must also be provided for each person the applicant is dependent on.
Applicants may also be asked to provide current Centrelink Statements if applicable.
All requested documents are to be uploaded directly within the application form as directed.
Please provide copies of the most recent Notice of Assessment available.
Your application will not be considered.
No. Only amendments to personal information can be made after you have submitted your application.
If the application period is still open, please email us. If the application period has closed, no changes can be made to your application.
Where possible, it is best to submit your application after any significant events (prior to the closing date of the application). You may contact us and request to update your application form while applications are still open.
Application dates are published on the UQ Sporting Scholarships page.
No. All applications are reviewed after the closing date.
Yes, you can save your answers and resume your application at any time, but the application must be completed by the closing date.
No. There is a strict time frame from when applications close to when the selection committee reviews the applications. Please refer to the application dates that are published on the UQ Sporting Scholarships page.
You will need to start your application again. Please also email us to let us know you’re preparing another application.
You will receive an email confirming your application has been submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation email your application was not submitted.
You can apply for all the Sporting Scholarships on the same online application form, however, some will require you provide additional supporting documentation. You will be prompted to upload any required documents within the form.
This will depend on your highest level of academic and sporting achievements to date, as well as the achievements of the pool of applicants that year.
Sporting Scholarships are awarded to both new and continuing students.
Successful applicants may be notified from early January through the contact information provided on their application form. Due to the large volume of applications received, unsuccessful applicants may not be contacted.
For those who receive financial assistance as part of the Sporting Scholarship, you can use your Scholarship funds at your discretion. Successful applicants may like to use the funds for textbooks, tuition fees, travel to competitions, or sporting equipment. Scholarship funds will be transferred via electronic bank transfer in two equal instalments across the two semesters, subject to applicants meeting the Sporting Scholarship rules.
Most Sporting Scholarships allow for athletes to reduce their study load to balance their elite-level sporting commitments. Please refer to the specific rules for each Scholarship, or email us for further information.
Sporting Scholarships for full-time students are generally not considered income for tax purposes, however, it is your responsibility to check the tax implications for your Scholarship and personal circumstances. For advice on whether or not your scholarship is taxable, use the Australian Taxation Office’s Scholarship Decision Tool.
Scholarships may still be included in the Personal Income Test for Centrelink payments, so make sure you report all Scholarships to Centrelink.
If you need a Scholarship statement to provide to Centrelink, email the Student Fees and Scholarships team.
Sporting Scholarship holders will be asked to attend the Scholarship Program Induction prior to the start of Semester 1.
Recipients may be asked to represent UQ at UniSport Nationals events, and join the relevant UQ Sporting Club (if applicable).
Scholarship recipients will also be required to complete a Semester report.
For more information please email us.
Affiliated UQ Sporting Clubs are listed on the Clubs page of the UQ Sport website. Please note, all UQ Sporting Clubs are independently run, so you will need to contact the relevant Club directly for details on how to join.
You can hold more than one Sporting Scholarship at a time, however, it is your responsibility to check the rules of other non-sporting Scholarships (such as Academic Scholarships).
Yes, provided you still meet the Scholarship eligibility criteria. Please note that having previously held a UQ Sporting Scholarship does not guarantee that you will be successful in future application rounds.