The University of Queensland Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships in Australia for 2022/2023

The University of Queenslandensland is offering up to 10 Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships for students from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds. 

The Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships indicate the university’s commitment to championing diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

The University of Queensland is a public research university situated primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. 

The university was established in 1909 by the Queensland parliament and is one of the six sandstone universities, an informal designation of the oldest university in each state.

The University of Queensland was rated second nationally by the Australian Research Council in their latest research assessment and equal second in Australia based on the average of four major global university league tables.

The university is a founding member of edX, Australia’s leading Group of Eight, and the international research-intensive Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

The University of Queensland’s main campus occupies much of the riverside inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district. 

However, other UQ campuses and facilities are based throughout Queensland, the largest of which are the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School. 

The University of Queensland’s overseas establishments includes the UQ North America office in Washington D.C., and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States.

In addition, the university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and higher doctorate degrees through a college, a graduate school, and six faculties. 

The University of Queensland integrates over one hundred research institutes and centers offering research programs, such as the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Boeing Research and Technology Australia Centre, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.

Moreover, current renowned research of the university includes pioneering the invention of the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, developing a COVID-19 vaccine that was in human trials, and the developing of high-performance superconducting MRI magnets for portable scanning of human limbs.

The University of Queensland counts two Nobel laureates (Peter C. Doherty and John Harsanyi), over a hundred Olympians winning multiple gold medals, and 117 Rhodes Scholars among its alumni and former staff. The university’s alumni also include the University of California, San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, the first female Governor-General of Australia Dame Quentin Bryce, former President of King’s College London Ed Byrne, and member of the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Council for Science and Technology Max Lu, Oscar and Emmy awards winner Geoffrey Rush, triple Grammy Award winner Tim Munro, ex CEO and Chairman of Dow.

Worths of the Scholarship:

100% of Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships tuition fee waiver each semester is offered to all successful applicants, plus an $8000 annual living stipend.

Eligibility for Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships

To be qualified y, you must: 

  • have received an offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program that starts in Semester 2, 2022
  • met the academic and English Language requirements for your chosen program of study
  • live in Australia and are currently on a proper Bridging Visa ā€˜Eā€™ (subclass 050), Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785), or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790).

Interview date, Process, and Venue for the Scholarship

We will consider: 

  • academic performance
  • financial needs
  • personal qualities
  • any other proof which may be deemed applicable to your studies. 

How to Apply for Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships

Interested and qualified for Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarships, go to The University of Queensland on to apply. Note that you can apply using the online application form. You’ll need a:

  • copy of your UQ offer letter
  • copy of your recent visa 
  • personal statement addressed ‘To whom it may concern’ dated and signed
  • Centrelink statement (if applicable). If you receive other financial assistance please upload a statement to explain
  • copy of the last 3 most recent payslips (if currently employed). If you are unemployed please upload a statement to explain
  • references from employer, community organization, academic, or any other relevant group that wishes to support your scholarship application (if applicable).

Applicants can also submit award/degree certificates. If you have already supplied these when you applied we will access them through your admission records. 

For further inquiries, visit the UQ website.

The Application Deadline for the Scholarship is June 30, 2022.

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia Scholarships here

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