Who is eligible to apply?
UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships are open to students who:
- Are Australian citizens, Australia permanent residents or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and
- Will be enrolled, or intend to enrol, as a full-time or part-time student in an undergraduate or postgraduate program at The University of Queensland, in the following year or after an approved deferment of one year.
Clem Jones Sporting Scholarships are open to students who:
- Are Australian citizens; and
- Will have at least three (3) years of their undergraduate program to complete once awarded a Scholarship; and
- Are or will be enrolled on a full-time basis, except in exceptional circumstances as considered relevant by the selection committee.
The UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program is open to students who:
- Have represented at an open, national or international level in their chosen sport; or
- Play in a professional sporting league; and
- Are enrolled, or intend to enrol, in an undergraduate or postgraduate program on a part-time or full-time basis.
Preference will be given to students who are members of, or intend to join, a UQ sporting club.
UQ Swimming Scholarships are open to students who:
- Are a domestic student
- Intends to enrol as a commencing student at the University of Queensland in an approved program in the year the scholarship is first awarded
- Has not completed any prior tertiary study at a bachelor level or higher
Recipients must maintain membership and satisfactory performance at the UQ Swimming Club and associated UQ Sport Academy High Performance programs.
How many Scholarships are on offer?
Awarding of the UQ Sports Achievement and Clem Jones Sporting Scholarships are determined annually by the UQ Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). However, for the UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program, up to five (5) Scholarships are offered each year.
How long does the Scholarship last for?
The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship is a three (3) year Scholarship. The UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship and UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program are both one (1) year Scholarships. You may re-apply for these one year Scholarships again through the appropriate channels. All Scholarships are subject to students meeting and maintaining the eligibility criteria.
What are the Scholarships worth?
The UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships are determined annually by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). Please view the Scholarship page for current values. The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship is valued at $6000 for each year it is held. The UQ Swimming Scholarship is valued at $4500 for one year.
In what sports are Scholarships offered?
The UQ Sports Achievement and Ambassador Program Scholarships are open to all athletes. The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarships can also be awarded for any sport; however, one Scholarship is awarded to a cricketer each year. The UQ Swimming Scholarship is exclusive to swimming athletes who are new students.
The sport I play is not a sport that's offered at UQ. Am I still eligible?
Yes. Joining and representing a UQ sporting club is conditional only when applicable.
Can I submit a hard copy application?
No. All UQ sporting Scholarship applications must be submitted via the online application form. Any supporting documentation must be submitted electronically when submitting your online application.
What happens if some of my personal information changes after I have submitted an application?
Please email any amendments to your personal information to email@example.com.
Why do you need copies of our Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Notice of Assessments?
This is only a requirement for those people applying for a Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship, as the scholarship is intended to support student-athletes experiencing financial hardship. The selection committee looks at the applicant’s overall financial circumstances through the ATO Notice of Assessment of the student and their parents/guardians (if they are dependant). Centrelink statements may also be submitted in addition to the ATO Notice of Assessment.
What if I can’t produce the ATO Notice of Assessment from the last financial year?
Please provide copies of the most recent Notice of Assessment available.
What happens if I don’t submit all the required supporting documentation?
Your application will not be considered.
Can I send additional information on sporting and academic achievements?
No. Achievements will only be considered at the time of the submission. Applications will close 31st October each year.
What happens if I have submitted my application and then I achieve excellent sporting results?
It’s best to submit your application after any significant events, but prior to the closing date of the application. You may contact us and request to update your application form, however, no changes can be made after the application closing date.
When can I submit an application?
Applications will open at the beginning of August each year, and close at midnight on the 31st of October each year. Please note that all supporting documentation also needs to be submitted prior to the closing date.
Will submitting an early application better my chances of receiving a Scholarship?
No. All applications are reviewed after the closing date.
Is it possible to start the online application, save it, and come back to it later?
Yes, you can save your answers and resume your application at any time. You can then return at a later time, but the application must be completed before the closing date.
Are late applications accepted?
No. There is a strict time frame from when applications close to when the selection committee reviews the applications. The online application form will be taken offline at midnight on 31st October.
What happens if I accidentally submit an unfinished application?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and ask for your application to be deleted. You will need to start your application again.
How will I know if I have successfully submitted my 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.
I want to apply for all Scholarships – do I need to complete separate application forms?
You can apply for all the Scholarships on the same online application form, however you will need to provide additional documentation for the Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship.
What are my chances of getting a Scholarship?
This will depend on your academic and sporting achievements to date and the achievements of the pool of applicants that year.
Are Scholarships awarded to first year and new students, or are they more often awarded to more experienced athletes?
A minimum number of Scholarships will be awarded to new students. This number is dependent upon the total number of Scholarships available.
When will I find out if I have received a Scholarship?
You should receive information if your application was successful between late December and early January. Successful applicants will receive correspondence via telephone and email. Due to the large volume of applications received it may not be possible to notify all unsuccessful applicants.
If I am successful, how can I spend the Scholarship money?
For those who receive financial assistance as part of the Scholarship, you can use your Scholarship funds at your discretion. Successful applicants may like to use the funds for text books, tuition fees, travel to competitions, or sporting equipment. Scholarship funds will be transferred via electronic bank transfer in two equal instalments throughout the year, subject to applicants meeting the Scholarship criteria.
Can I study part-time on a Scholarship?
UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship and UQ Sport Ambassador Scholarship holders can choose to study full or part-time while on their Scholarship. Please refer to The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship and the UQ Swimming Scholarship rules for information on the required enrolment for these scholarships.
How does the Scholarship money affect my income?
For those who receive financial assistance as part of a Scholarship program, your money will be classified as income for Centrelink purposes, but not for Australian Taxation Office (ATO) purposes.
If I get a Scholarship, what do I have to do?
Scholarship holders will be asked to attend the Scholarship Program Launch event, Scholarship photo shoot, various UQ Sport award ceremonies, and other UQ Sport Academy events. As per their Scholarship agreement, recipients may also be asked to attend any Scholarship fundraising events, compete for UQ at UniSport Nationals and join the relevant UQ sporting club (if applicable). Scholarship recipients will also be required to complete a brief Semester report, detailing their sporting and academic achievements for the Semester. Scholarship holders will also be required to attend at least one (1) check-in meeting with the Elite Athlete Personal Development Advisor per Semester.
How can I become a member of a UQ Sport club?
How can I compete in UniSport events?
Can I hold more than one Scholarship at a time?
You can hold more than one UQ sporting Scholarship at any one time. You may also still be awarded a Scholarship if you hold a Scholarship at another institute or academy of sport, or if you hold another type of UQ Scholarship (i.e. academic).
Can successful applicants re-apply for a Scholarship?
Yes, provided you still meet the Scholarship eligibility criteria. Please note that having held a UQ sporting Scholarship does not guarantee that you will be successful in future application rounds.
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