A gift from your estate is a simple and effective way of making lasting provision for the people and causes you care about. After providing for your family and friends, you can include charitable bequest for The University of Queensland in your Will.

A bequest can be cash, a share bundle, real estate or other property, a work of art, or item of cultural significance. You can leave a percentage of your entire estate or what remains after all other gifts have been distributed. You can ask the University to invest your charitable bequest so that it provides a perpetual income for the purpose you envisage.

A Will is an important personal document. We strongly recommend you consult your legal advisor before drafting a new Will or updating an existing one. Your financial and legal advisors can ensure your Will is valid, and that your wishes can be carried out in the way you intend. We are always happy to discuss your wishes and intentions, but are unable to offer legal or financial advice on will-making or estate planning.

Will-wording for a charitable bequest to The University of Queensland

For a gift for the general purposes of the University: "I give (my whole estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific assets) or (the residue of my estate) or (the sum of $_______) to The University of Queensland for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of The University of Queensland shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees."

For a gift for a specific purpose at the University: "I give (my estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific asset) or (the residue of my estate) or (the sum of $_______) to The University of Queensland for its general purposes. I express the wish but without creating any binding trust that if practicable this gift be applied towards (state purposes as widely as possible). I declare the receipt of The University of Queensland shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees."

For a gift for directed purpose at the University: "I give (my estate) or (specific percentage of my estate) or (specific asset) or (the residue of my estate) or (the sum of $______) to The University of Queensland for (state purposes as widely as possible). I declare that the receipt of The University of Queensland shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees."

For a customised clause that directs your charitable bequest towards a special purpose or existing endowment fund, please contact the University’s Bequest Manager on + 61 7 3346 3904 or mobile 0423 298 781 or email bequest@uq.edu.au

Informing the University of your bequest

The University of Queensland appreciates the chance to thank you and recognise you for your future gift, and to invite you to be involved in your area of interest during your lifetime.

If you include a gift for the University in your Will, please consider notifying the University’s Bequest Manager on + 61 7 3346 3904 or mobile 0423 298 781 or email bequest@uq.edu.au. The Bequest Intention Form is an easy way to inform UQ of your bequest intentions.  Your personal information will be held in strictest confidence, and your anonymity maintained if you wish.

The University of Queensland Bequest Society

If you have included a gift for the University in your Will, you are eligible for membership in the UQ Bequest Society. Society members are invited to exclusive events, concerts, tours, and other special occasions at the University. Society members are also special guests at the annual UQ Bequest Society High Tea.