Scholarships

The University of Queensland and the Business School offer a range of scholarships to assist students from many different backgrounds to assist in paying for their university fees.

The University of Queensland offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and Higher Degree by Research students, information relating to these scholarships can be found on the University's Scholarships website

You will find information relating to scholarships offered exclusively by the Business School below:

MBA - Student Scholarship

What is the scholarship?

The Business School is offering up to fourteen (14) 25% tuition-fee waiver scholarships to outstanding students commencing the MBA program (and MBA articulation pathway) each year. Scholarship applications are only open to new students each semester.
The scholarship will entitle the successful applicant to receive a 25% discount on their course tuition fees for a maximum period of 24 months. If the scholarship recipient exceeds the 24 month timeframe they become solely responsible for the full tuition cost of any and all remaining courses after the date specified in the scholarship offer.

For scholarship holders who do not continue to meet all of the requirements of the program, the scholarship will be withdrawn and the student will not be eligible to re-apply for any MBA scholarship.

From this pool of 14 scholarships, UQ Business School will specifically award up to:

  • Two (2) of the 25% tuition-fee waiver scholarships on offer to outstanding indigenous MBA students
  • Two (2) of the 25% tuition-fee waiver scholarships on offer to outstanding international MBA students studying full-time
  • Four (4) of the 25% tuition-fee waiver scholarships on offer to outstanding MBA students who are women
  • Six (6) of the 25% tuition-fee waiver scholarships on offer to outstanding MBA students studying either full-time or part-time

How to apply?

Meet the entry requirement to receive an unconditional offer for the MBA program (or GCBA/GDipBA articulation pathway to the MBA); and
Provide a personal statement in video format*, of no more than five minutes in length, answering the following three questions tell the Scholarship Panel,

  • About your motivations for choosing to study an MBA degree and your career aspirations
  • About a time you overcame a professional or personal obstacle
  • What have you done to make your work environment or your community a better place
  • Provide your CV and two written work related references. These documents can be the same ones you use for your program application.

*Instructions for the video submission are provided in the application form.

Submitting an application

Scholarship application closing dates:

  • Semester one – International student, 31 October of the previous year
  • Semester one – Domestic students, 30 November of the previous year
  • Semester two – 31 May of the year of commencement.

Submit your application online to the Coordinator, MBA Student Liaison Team, UQ Business School.

Terms and conditions

Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the scholarship selection process within two months of the closing date. No late applications will be considered. Not every scholarship will be awarded annual.

The Scholarship Panel considers the applicants academic merit, managerial experience, community involvement, and personal statement responses in their deliberations. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarship deferrals to future semesters are not permitted. Scholarships will not be extended beyond the 24 month timeframe.

All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final.

Further Information

Further information is available from the MBA Student Liaison Team. Telephone +61 7 3346 8100 or email mba@business.uq.edu.au.

MBA - Wandering Warriors Scholarship

The Business School is offering up to three (3) 100% tuition-fee waiver scholarships to outstanding domestic students who are members of Wandering Warriors Inc. commencing in either the Accelerated 12 month full-time MBA program, the Streamlined 24 month MBA program or the Flexible part-time MBA program. Scholarship applications are only open to new students.

The scholarships purpose is to support the volunteer members of Wandering Warriors by providing tuition support to outstanding members—who meet all the MBA entry (or MBA articulation pathway) requirements—who are making the transition from the Australian Defence Force into civilian life.

What is the scholarship?

The scholarship will entitle the successful applicants to receive a 100% discount on their course tuition fees for a maximum period of three year (or six semesters) from their commencement semester. If the scholarship recipient exceeds the three year timeframe they become solely responsible for the full tuition cost of any and all remaining courses after the date specified within their scholarship offer.

The scholarship will be renewed at the end of each semester of the program if the holder:

(a) obtains satisfactory grades; and
(b) makes a satisfactory rate of progress towards completing the MBA program; and
(c) fulfils the obligations* of the MBA program.

The MBA Director alone will determine the meaning of the word “satisfactory” for the purpose of (a) and (b) above.

*Obligations of the scholarship holder are to:

1. commence study in the applicable semester the scholarship is awarded including the MBA orientation event; and
2. complete all 12 courses within the MBA program course list (no substitutions permitted); and
3. diligently and to the best of their ability apply themselves to the successful completion of the MBA program; and
4. conform to The University of Queensland rules, regulations, policies, and procedures (including disciplinary provisions); and
5. not defer or otherwise interrupt studies for any period of time; and
6. notify the MBA Director, with a submission to the MBA Program Coordinator in writing if:
a. they are absent for any reason (other than officially timetabled study breaks) for a period of 14 days or more from the place of study, except with prior approval from the MBA Director.

Scholarship holders who do not continue to meet all of the requirements in (a), (b) and (c) as stated above will forfeit the scholarship. This will result in the scholarship being withdrawn, and the student will not be eligible to re-apply for the scholarship.

The University of Queensland may require the scholarship holder to repay the tuition-fee waiver amount if the student fails to:

• meet all of the requirements in (a), (b) and (c), including obligations 1 – 6, as stated above; or
• successfully pass a course with a grade of 4 or higher.

How to apply?

Meet the entry requirement to receive an unconditional offer for the MBA program (or GCBA/GDipBA articulation pathway to the MBA), provide your CV and two written work related references (these documents can be the same ones you use for your program application), and a personal statement in video format, of no more than five minutes in length, answering the following three questions. Tell the Scholarship Panel,

  • About your motivations for choosing to study an MBA degree and your career aspirations
  • About a time you overcame a professional or personal obstacle
  • What have you done to make your work environment or your community a better place

Submitting an application

Scholarship applications closing dates are: • semester one – 30 November of the previous year • semester two – 31 May of the year of commencement.

Submit your application to the Wandering Warriors Inc. COO or Education and Employment Manager who will forward recommendations on behalf of the organisation to the MBA Program Coordinator via mbateam@business.uq.edu.au.

Terms and conditions

Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the scholarship selection process as soon as possible after the closing date. No late applications will be considered. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final.

Further information

Further information is available from the MBA Program Coordinator. Telephone +61 7 3346 8069 or email mbateam@business.uq.edu.au.

Honours - Frank Finn Scholarships

The Frank Finn Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 from funds donated to an endowment fund established in acknowledgement of Professor Frank Finn's lifetime of service to the University and the field of finance. Professor Finn held several positions within the University including: Dean of the Faculty Commerce and Economics; Head of the School of Commerce and; the Director of Studies, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

Up to three scholarships will be available for students who are enrolled full-time in an eligible program:

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. The Scholarships are available for the normal minimum duration of the program, and shall be awarded to:

  1. Domestic students as a stipend, the value of which will be determined annually by the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (up to two scholarships are available); and
  2. International students as a full-fee waiver for the full cost of tuition fees only (one scholarship is available).

The School may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

For more information, please email: honours@business.uq.edu.au.

Honours - The Matthew McLennan and Richard Howes Outstanding Honours Collaboration Scholarship

This scholarship encourages collaboration and teamwork between high-performing Honours students from the UQ Business School and School of Economics at The University of Queensland.

Recipients must write a proposal for a collaborative research article, the topic of which is chosen by the Director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics. 

Value: $5,625 for each student recipient.

For further information, email tom.cole@uq.edu.au or visit bel.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships-and-awards

Honours - Business School Honours Tuition Fee Reduction Scholarship

The Business School Honours Tuition Fee Reduction Scholarship aims to attract high achieving students to the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), and Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours) programs.

Up to three Tuition Fee Reduction Scholarships will be offered for each of the Honours programs offered by UQ Business School. A Tuition Fee Reduction Scholarship means that up to $10,000 of the tuition fees for the Honours program will be paid by the UQ Business School on behalf of the recipient.

Application forms will be provided in response to an email to Info@business.uq.edu.au

Further information is also available at this email address, or by contacting UQ Business School on 3346 8100.

Honours - Summer Research Scholarship Program​​

The UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program 2019/2020 offers scholarships to students who are engaged in research projects over the summer vacation period. Summer research scholars will receive a weekly stipend of $360 for the duration of the research project (between 6-10 weeks).

The experience provides students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at UQ.

Applications

Applications for the UQ 2019/2020 Summer Research Program will open on 5 August, 2019 and close on 8 September, 2019.

Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.

Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduate, honours and masters by coursework students who are enrolled at UQ at the time of application and remain an enrolled full-time student for the entirety of the Summer Research Program (ie not graduating in December).

Applications are closed for the Winter Research Scholarship Program. 

Honours - Winter Research Scholarship Program

Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research.

UQ Business School offers current UQ students the opportunity to participate in the 2018 UQ Winter Research Scholarship Program. This experience provides students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at the School.

Participation is open to undergraduate students, including honours, who have completed at least one year of study at the time of application and Masters by coursework students.

Winter Research scholars will receive a Winter Research Grant valued at $1500. Grants will be awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participating in the program, and the enrolling units nomination. To be eligible for the grant scholars will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program between 25 June – 20 July
  • Participate in the program for 4 or more weeks
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week

Applications

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Postgraduate - Coursework Masters Scholarship

What is the scholarship?

UQ Business School is offering up to two (2) 50% tuition-fee waiver scholarships to outstanding domestic students commencing one of the following coursework Masters programs:

  • Master of Business (#24 or #32);
  • Master of Commerce (#24 or #32);
  • Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
  • Master of Tourism, Hotel & Event Management (#24 or #32)

The scholarship will entitle the successful applicant to receive a 50% discount on their course tuition fees for a maximum period of 36 months. If the scholarship recipient exceeds the 36-month timeframe they become solely responsible for the full tuition cost of any and all remaining courses after the date specified in the scholarship offer.

For scholarship holders who do not continue to meet all of the requirements of the program, the scholarship will be withdrawn and the student will not be eligible to re-apply for any coursework Masters scholarship.

How to apply?

Meet the entry requirements and receive an unconditional offer for the Master of Business; Master of Commerce; Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Master of Tourism, Hotel & Event Management; or Master of Tourism Leadership; and

Provide the Scholarship Panel with a personal statement in video format*, of no more than five minutes in length, answering the following four questions:
 

  • About your motivations for choosing to study a Master’s degree with UQ Business School and your career aspirations
  • About a time you overcame a professional or personal obstacle
  • What have you done to make your work environment or your community a better place
  • Any additional information of note you wish the Scholarship Panel to take into consideration.  This could include carer responsibilities; financial hardship; volunteering or other similar non-paid work experiences; start-up roles; etc.  

Provide your CV and two written references (these can be personal or professional references).

Submitting an application

Scholarship application closing dates:

  • Semester One, 2019 – Friday 15th February 2019
  • Semester Two, 2019 – Friday 12th July 2019

Submit your application online to the Student Administration Manager, UQ Business School.

Terms and conditions

Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the scholarship selection process within two months of the closing date. No late applications will be considered. Not every scholarship will be awarded annually.

The Scholarship Panel considers the applicant's academic merit, work experience (both paid and/or volunteer), community involvement, and personal statement responses in their deliberations. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarship deferrals to future semesters are not permitted. Scholarships will not be extended beyond a 36-month timeframe.

All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the convened scholarship review panel and the Director of Education, whose decision is final.

Postgraduate - Master of Global Management Scholarship

What is the scholarship?

The Business School is offering up to two (2) 50% tuition-fee waiver scholarships to outstanding domestic students commencing the Master of Global Management (MGMan).

The scholarship will entitle the successful applicant to receive a 50% discount on their course tuition fees for a maximum period of 24 months. If the scholarship recipient exceeds the 24-month timeframe they become solely responsible for the full tuition cost of any and all remaining courses after the date specified in the scholarship offer.

For scholarship holders who do not continue to meet all of the requirements of the program, the scholarship will be withdrawn and the student will not be eligible to re-apply for any coursework Master’s scholarship.

How to apply?

Meet the entry requirements and receive an unconditional offer for the Master of Global Management; and

Provide the Scholarship Panel with a personal statement in video format*, of no more than five minutes in length, answering the following four questions:

  • About your motivations for choosing to study the MGMan and your career aspirations
  • About a time you overcame a professional or personal obstacle
  • What have you done to make your work environment or your community a better place
  • Any additional information of note you wish the Scholarship Panel to take into consideration.  This could include carer responsibilities; financial hardship; volunteering or other similar non-paid work experiences; start-up roles; etc.  

Provide your CV and two written references (these can be personal or professional references).

Submitting an application

Applications close on 12 July 2019. No late applications will be considered.

Submit your application online to the Student Administration Manager, UQ Business School.

Terms and conditions

Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the scholarship selection process within two months of the closing date. No late applications will be considered. Not every scholarship will be awarded annually.

The Scholarship Panel considers the applicant's academic merit, work experience (both paid and/or volunteer), community involvement, and personal statement responses in their deliberations. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarship deferrals to future semesters are not permitted. Scholarships will not be extended beyond a 24-month timeframe.

All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the convened scholarship review panel and the Director of Education, whose decision is final.

Postgraduate - Summer Research Scholarship Program

The UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program 2019/2020 offers scholarships to students who are engaged in research projects over the summer vacation period. Summer research scholars will receive a weekly stipend of $360 for the duration of the research project (between 6-10 weeks).

The experience provides students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at UQ.

Applications

Applications for the UQ 2019/2020 Summer Research Program will open on 5 August 2019 and close on 8 September 2019.

Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduate, honours and masters by coursework students who are enrolled at UQ at the time of application and remain an enrolled full-time student for the entirety of the Summer Research Program (ie not graduating in December).

Applications are closed for the Winter Research Scholarship Program. 

Postgraduate - Winter Research Scholarship Program

Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research.

UQ Business School offers current UQ students the opportunity to participate in the 2018 UQ Winter Research Scholarship Program. This experience provides students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at the School.

Participation is open to undergraduate students, including honours, who have completed at least one year of study at the time of application and Masters by coursework students.

Winter Research scholars will receive a Winter Research Grant valued at $1500. Grants will be awarded based on academic merit, motivation for participating in the program, and the enrolling units nomination. To be eligible for the grant scholars will need to meet the following conditions:

  • Participate in the program between 25 June – 20 July
  • Participate in the program for 4 or more weeks
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week

Applications

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Higher Degree by Research Scholarships

HDR Scholarships can be found on the Graduate School website.

For School-based funding, please contact the HDR Team

Higher Degree by Research - The Rama Krishna Sastry Pappu Memorial Prize in Business

Established in 2015 by Dr Ravi Pappu in Memory of his Grandfather.

Recommending authority: Research Director, UQ Business School after consultation with PhD supervisors at the UQ Business School

Eligibility: PhD students at the UQ Business School.

Basis for award: Best thesis passed in the year of award and ranked by –

  • International recognition of the research work;
  • Impact of the research (actual and potential);
  • Publications or other outputs
  • The Examiners’ reports; and
  • Any other recognition of the research quality.

Nature of prize: $1,000

Other provisions: Students must be nominated by their PhD supervisor

For further information on how to apply, contact Karen Morgan. 

CFA Institute Scholarship

UQ Business School is offering students currently completing their Finance major the opportunity to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with a CFA Institue Scholarship

The CFA Institue Scholarship is available only for new candidates planning on sitting for the Level 1 CFA exam. The University of Queensland is an affiliate university with the CFA Institute and can provide eligible students scholarships to cover the cost of sitting the exam. 

Return your application form to cfascholarship@business.uq.edu.au

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the CFA Institue Scholarship you must: 

  • Complete and return:
  • Successfully complete the Financial Management and Investments coursework
  • Be a recipient of a bachelors degree no later than:
    • 31 December of the year you take CFA exam
  • Have a GPA of 6 or above, in your major

 

Exam Cost

The exam cost is $350USD with scholarship. The scholarship covers registration for the CFA Exam Program and enrollment costs for the Level I exam. (Current cost for the Program is between $1,150 USD -$1,900 USD).

 

Application Dates

Please refer to the CFA Institute Program Fees page for a detailed list of CFA exam registration deadlines and costs (without the scholarship). 

UQ student scholarships applications must be submitted by 1 January for the June exam, and 1 August for the December exam. This is to give UQ sufficient time to identify successful scholarship applications. 

 

Tips for Success

  • Once your CFA Exam Scholarship has been awarded, you may proceed to register for the exam.
  • Study the original source materials – as assigned in each Study Session.
  • Use review materials as a backup and NOT as your ONLY studying material. 
  • Complete all the practice problems and write out explanations on ALL learning outcome statements (LOS) in each of the Study Sessions.  Research has shown that if you prepare your own study notes, you will retain about 60% of the materials you studied; only 15-25% material will be retained if you use other people’s notes.
  • Study consistently. We would recommend studying between 15-20 hours per week for each of the 18 study sessions.  In the final month before your exam, study 25-30 hours per week for review of concepts, etc.
  • It is important that you study the right way for Level I.  Do not take short cuts.  This will be your basis for success for futures levels.  In fact, many of the materials on Level II overlap with Level I.

 

Further information or questions

If you have any questions about the application process or the CFA Institute you can speak to: 

Dr. Ronghong Huang

To find out more about the CFA Institue Exam, please visit the CFA Institue website.

Looking for more scholarship opportunities?

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