Level: Undergraduate

Open to: Australian citizens

Full fee waiver scholarship, plus a Mentoring Scheme

The School of Economics offers a full fee waiver scholarship for a student who can demonstrate a very keen interest in economics but who has been disadvantaged during their high schooling and may not be achieving at the top OP band.  Students from low socio-economic backgrounds, of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background or who have suffered educational setbacks are encouraged to apply.

Basis of Award

  • Broad academic achievement in Years 11 and 12.
  • Documentation outlining the reason for special consideration.
  • A letter from your High School Principal in support of your application.
  • Demonstrated interest in economics.
  • Previous study of economics at school or college is not required for enrolment in the BEcon degree, nor for the scholarship.
  • For successful scholarship candidates seeking to undertake the BEcon as part of a dual program, the scholarship will cover those courses required to complete the Bachelor of Economics component of the dual program. It will not cover the other courses required for the dual program. 

Application Procedures

Before submitting your application please make sure you include the following documents:

  • UQ School of Economics Scholarship Application Form
  • A letter and any supporting documentation which outlines your case for special consideration.
  • A cover letter to your application which addresses all of the following:
    • What you believe the study of Economics to be
    • Why you wish to study Economics
    • Outlining one key Economic issue facing Australia/the international community and a possible response
    • How a scholarship would assist you in your studies.
  • Your year 11 and 12 academic records.
  • A letter from your High School Principal in support of your application.

Application form

Further enquiries: scholar@economics.uq.edu.au