There are a variety of scholarships, grants and loans available to UQ students who wish to go on exchange. WATCH the UQ Abroad Costs and Scholarships presentation HERE

We hope you find this listing useful as you plan your exchange.

Students are automatically considered for:

It is necessary to apply for other funding listed here:

Please see MyAdvisor for information about the eligibility requirements and application process for the OS-HELP Loan.

If you receive assistance from Centrelink, you can arrange to continue to receive these payments while you are overseas as a UQ exchange student.

Centrelink requires the following information in writing from UQ:

  • that you will remain enrolled at UQ for the duration of your exchange studies;
  • your study load while overseas;
  • the duration of your overseas study; and
  • that your overseas study will count towards your UQ degree program.

You can request a Centrelink letter from UQ Abroad once you have been officially accepted by your host university.

Please contact Centrelink for more details concerning your eligibility, and payments . Note that Rent Assistance is not generally paid while you are on exchange.

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and work placement undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program is a prestigious scholarship scheme that provides an opportunity for high achieving undergraduate students to undertake study in one of the eligible host locations across South Asia, South East Asia, North Asia and the Pacific.

The scholarships are valued at up to AU$67,000. Scholarship recipients must undertake a study program (for at least one semester, but may be up to two semesters in duration) for which they will receive credit at their home university. The program also includes provision for relevant language studies and internship/ mentorship components.

UQ is able to nominate up to 10 students for consideration for an NCP scholarship. To be eligible for nomination you must be:

  • an Australian citizen. Applicants can not undertake their Scholarship in a Host Location in which they have dual citizenship or residency rights; or in which they have previously been a citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled at UQ at the time of application
  • aged from 18 to 28 (inclusive) as at 1 January in the year of the commencement of the Scholarship Program
  • undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree, at the commencement of the Scholarship Program
  • have achieved a minimum 70 per cent graded average or equivalent for your undergraduate course to date
  • not be undertaking another Australian Government-funded off-shore scholarship at the commencement of, or concurrently with, the Scholarship Program
  • not be a previous recipient of a New Colombo Plan Scholarship
  • enrolled full time during the Scholarship program
  • commence the Scholarship program between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Students must not be a previous recipient of an NCP scholarship or be undertaking another Australia Government funded off-shore scholarship at the commencement of the NCP scholarship program.

Additional information about eligibility requirements, program objectives and requirements for applicants are available in the Scholarship Program Guidelines and on the website at www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan

Application
If you would like to express interest in being nominated by UQ, please complete the online expression of interest form available at http://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/new-colombo-plan-scholarship-program by 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2016.

For more information about the NCP scholarships, please www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the UQ Abroad team at uqabroad@uq.edu.au for information about current exchange partners and the exchange process.
 

Some UQ Faculties and Schools provide a limited number of travel scholarships to UQ Abroad students.Please contact your Faculty or School for further information about application requirements and terms and conditions.

St Leo's College provides scholarships to three residents each year to assist them to study abroad.

Value: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • the overseas study must be an approved UQ Abroad program;
  • the person(s) must be resident at St Leo’s College at the time of approval by UQ Abroad and be approved by St Leo’s to be a continuing resident in any subsequent year;
  • the resident(s) selected may undertake either a semester or a year’s overseas study, according to the conditions set by UQ Abroad;
  • the resident(s) will be guaranteed residency at St Leo’s upon their return to the College after the semester or the year’s absence;
  • the resident(s) will be awarded a scholarship (remission of fees at St Leo's) upon return being a total value of $1,000 per semester of exchange (max of two semesters). Thus one year’s study would attract a $2,000 remission of the fees at Leo’s for the year of their return, being $1,000 remission per semester; one semester would attract a $1,000 remission of the fees for the year of their return, being $500.00 per semester.

Further information: Contact St Leo's for further information.

Emmanuel Piping Scholarships are available to students who would like to go on exchange in Glasgow and learn piping at the National Piping Centre.

Eligibility:

Further information: Contact Emmanuel College for further information.

The School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies (LCCS) provides a scholarship to one student to assist them participate in the exchange program through UQ Abroad.

Value: $5,000

Eligibility:

    1. Commonwealth supported students who are enrolled in a language other than English major.
    2. Interest in teaching a language other than English.
    3. The scholarship is open to students who –
          (a) are domestic students as defined in the Fee Rules; and
          (b) have successfully completed at least 8 units of their language courses; and
          (c) do not hold another comparable scholarship; and
          (d) have not previously held the scholarship; and
          (e) submit the application to the Head by the closing date for applications; and
          (f) have been accepted into the UQ Abroad Program to undertake at least 4 units of study towards their language major at a host university in a country where their target language is predominantly spoken.

Application: see general information and application form here

Further informat
ion: Contact LCCS for further information.

Nicolas Baudin grants are travel grants designed to encourage Australian students to study for a semester or a full academic year in France.  This travel Grant from the Embassy of France is worth $2,300.

The 2015-2016 application campaign closed on 17 May 2015.

Applications for 2016-2017 will open in March 2016.

 

The School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies (LCCS) and the Queensland Government provide a scholarship to one student to assist them participate in the exchange program to a Spanish speaking destination through UQ Abroad.

Value: $2,000

Eligibility:

    1. The scholarship is open to students who -
    (a) are domestic students as defined in the Fee Rules; and
    (b) have successfully completed at least 8 units of Spanish language courses; and
    (c) do not hold another comparable scholarship; and
    (d) has not previously held the scholarship; and
    (e) submit the application to the Head by the closing date for applications; and
    (f) has been accepted into the UQ Abroad Program to undertake at least 4 units of study towards the Spanish major at a host university in a predominantly Spanish speaking country.

Application: see general information and application form

Further informat
ion: Contact LCCS for further information.

Graduates of St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School who wish to study overseas can apply for the St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Exchange Scholarship. Funding is available for undergraduate and postgraduate study overseas for periods of 6 months or 12 months.

Value: Up to $4,000

Eligibility:

  • applicants must be graduates of St Margaret's Anglican Girls School.

How to apply: Complete the St Margaret’s Overseas Scholarship Form

Further information: Contact the Old Girls’ Association for further information:

Email: OGA&Alumni@stmargarets.qld.edu.au     Tel: +61 7 3862 0765

The Study Overseas Foundation's mission is to provide scholarships for Australian university students to study overseas with 5 x $1000 scholarships available.

Value: $1,000 each

Eligibility:

Students apply directly to the Foundation and, unlike other scholarships, the grants are available to any Australian non-research student undertaking any type of overseas study activity that in some way involves an educational institution overseas.

Application: see general information and application form here.

Further informat
ion: Contact the Study Overseas Foundation for further information.

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship was established in 2014 as a gift to future generations of Australians to commemorate Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017.
The Asian Exchange Scholarship offers students the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a leading Asian university.

Value: $10,000
2 scholarships are awarded per semester

Eligible institutions:

People’s Republic of China

  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Hong Kong

  • University of Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong

Singapore

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University

Guidelines

More information about eligibility and application

 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organisation of the German institutions of higher education.
Find out about the various scholarships available from DAAD, Germany's largest scholarship-awarding organisation.

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