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Faculty Scholarship

Scholarships are available for outstanding international students in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs in science at UQ.


  • Level of study: Undergraduate or Postgraduate (eg Bachelor's or Master's degree).
  • Field of study: any program offered by the Faculty of Science. See Appendix 1 in the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) for eligible Science programs.
  • Citizenship: International students (excludes Australian citizens and permanent residents).
  • Applications close: 1 December for a semester 1 (February) commencement; 1 June for a semester 2 (July) commencement
  • See the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) for further details.

Download the scholarship flyer (103 KB).




Full Degree Scholarships

  • If you enrol in year one of a UQ Faculty of Science full degree program. 
  • Award value: single payment of AU$10,000.

Advanced Standing Scholarships

  • If you enrol in a UQ Faculty of Science program with advanced standing (credit articulation), for example on the basis of previous study at a Polytechnic.
  • Award value: single payment of AU$3,000.



To be eligible for a UQ Science International Scholarship, you must:
  • Be able to be classified as an international student in Australia (Australian permanent residents and Australian citizens are not eligible, and should instead refer to UQ’s domestic scholarship schemes);
  • Have an unconditional or a conditional offer (with all conditions met by the scholarship closing date). To secure your offer, finalise your UQ program application with your education agent or apply online.
  • For undergraduate programs, have completed senior high school and have obtained an entry score that equates to a Queensland Tertiary Education rank of 96 or higher. See Appendix 2 in the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) for indicative international equivalencies table.
  • For postgraduate programs, have completed an undergraduate degree and obtained a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 6 or higher on a scale of 7. See Appendix 2 in the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) for indicative international equivalencies table.
  • Not have already commenced your studies at UQ, even if you seek a change of program.
  • Not simultaneously hold a UQ Science International Scholarship and another scholarship.
  • For the Full Degree Scholarships: be an international student enrolling in year one of a UQ Faculty of Science full degree program. See Appendix 1 in the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) for eligible Science programs.
  • For the Advanced Standing Scholarships: be an international student enrolling in a UQ Faculty of Science program with advanced standing (credit articulation). See Appendix 1 in the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) for eligible Science programs.


Selection Criteria:

Following the closing date, UQ will select winners based on a competitive, merit-based process:

  • Selection will be based on candidates’ academic performance as demonstrated by their Grade Point Averages (GPA);
  • as well as their potential to contribute to science, assessed on the basis of their personal statements.


How to apply

For either the Full Degree Scholarships and the Advanced Standing Scholarship options:

  1. Lodge an official UQ undergraduate or postgraduate application form for international students for entry into one of the eligible Science programs (listed in Appendix 1 in the Terms & Conditions (pdf; 382 KB) either directly to UQ or through your agent.
  2. Receive a UQ Student ID Number and an unconditional offer (or a conditional offer providing that all conditions are to be met by the scholarship closing date).
  3. Complete and submit the Science International Scholarship online application form.


Applications close:

  • 15 January for a semester 1 (February) commencement
  • 1 June for a semester 2 (July) commencement

Incomplete applications or applications which are found to be inaccurate, false or misleading will not be considered.

Wherever possible, UQ will notify applicants within three weeks of the scholarship closing date of the result of their applications.


School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Scholarship

Scholarships for International Coursework (including Honours) Students

The University of Queensland advertises scholarships available to International Undergraduate Students here.

Those for International Postgraduate Coursework Students are here. In particular we highlight:

Scholarships available to International students applying for Honours are advertised here.

Scholarships for International Postgraduate Research Higher Degree Students


Credit transfer

If you are an international student who has completed previous studies you may be eligible for credit towards a UQ Science program. Please download the credit sheet for your institution and get an indication of credit you may be eligible for.

NOTE: While not all of your home institution's programs and UQ Faculty of Science programs are listed in the credit sheets, it is still possible that you are eligible for credit. Programs not listed in the credit sheets will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please contact the Faculty of Science office for further advice on possible credit exemption.


Credit sheets

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How to read the credit sheets:

Find the program you have studied in the columns of the credit sheet. Then, find the UQ Science program in the rows on the left that you are interested in applying for. The cell where column and row meet will show you the maximum credit that you may receive. Please note that this is a guide only and that credit is not final until the application has been assessed.

#8 = half a year
#16 = one year
#24 = one and a half years
#32 = two years

Example: If the credit sheet shows that you may receive #24 credit towards the UQ Bachelor of Science (3 year program), then that means that you will get an exemption for #24 units which equals 1.5 years. You only need to complete 1.5 years of study to graduate with a Bachelor of Science.





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